Interactions Matthew Welsh


Projections date back to the late 1960's. The idea helped create the Haunted Mansion at Disney land. Projections are now used in performances and installations. I really enjoyed this part of the workshops as it was a nice introduction to the part of the module. the projections were used to create fun wall art and to show that you don't really need the most expensive technology to make the projections possible. I really thought the ideas put forward in the workshop were really cool that you could make the projections from a simple iPad and connect them to a mini projector. The possibles for this workshop are endless.

What I really like about the projections workshop was how easy and flexible it was. I also liked the fact that it has so much real world potential and could be used for so many things.

Virtual Reality and Augmented reality

I think this workshop was my favorite. I had never really experienced Vr or ar really before this workshop apart from Snapchat filters and the blippar app.

Me with the Augmented reality App

Virtual reality is where there is a full immersion into the world whereas Augmented reality is augmenting things into our world. the first real world use of AR was in American football . Augmented realities uses right now are found in Snapchat and the filters with facial recognition.

In the last couple of years there has been a influx of different companies making vr headsets including one by htc called the Vive as seen below it is a small headset that the user wears and has two lenses which create the environment screens. I really enjoyed using this technology as it was really immersive and engaging. in the real world this could be used in the training of doctors to learn them how to do intricate surgeries and practices.

Micro controllers workshop 3

A microcontroller is a small, inexpensive computer, usually used for sensing input from the real world and controlling devices based on that input. The Arduino kit that we used in the workshop was an example of the micro controller. I feel that this was really fun as it was super hands on and enjoyable. It reminded me of a children's toy but more technical and could be used to crate some really impressive stuff. the little bits kits that we used I didn't enjoy so much as they were far simpler and not as mod able in the kits that we were using. I enjoyed the Arduino far more as it was the more complex kit that we used.

The arduino that we used was very simple to understand as they had a manual and it could be used to make a circuit fora robot to do simple tasks such as passing a bottle or a ball.


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