Final Outcome

The final outcome for the Social thing project where I focused on a tribe, People with Dementia. I have done the research (available on the blog), interviews, collaboration, testing, prototyping to understand and develop an object that my tribe needs. It’s the cushion; when you press on it, it plays soothing music to relax and…

Testing Arduino for Dementia

Testing from Mahmoud Al-Hajjar on Vimeo. I have moved forward from last time and have made some improvement and progress but also a step back as the MP3 trigger is difficult to control. In the above circuit, the button allows the light to go on and off as a switch and the MP3 trigger plays…

Physical Computing

The Social Thing Finding a tribe that exists before nations but one could argue that group of people passionate by a certain way of life, thinking, fear that could easily constitute a modern tribe. This can involve either working with them or speculating about them, it can be participatory or can develop a project as an…

The Arduino Take-Off

A fun day with Arduino; We were divided into different teams and the idea was to send a code from team number 1 to the last team (from the studio to the reception) by using different methods and techniques (motors, sensors, LEDs) that will transfer the code “E P F G   R E P…

Working with Arduino

I used to build circuits when I was doing my engineering degree but now that I’m doing my degree in design, I get to use the circuit in a more enjoyable way. It was introduction to physical computing and we learned about Digital I/O & Analog I/O, communication between devices, capacitive touch and other advanced sensors, and…