We had an artist in residence during the Curious
The first opportunity for him to show his ball run was at the After Dark event. In response to the event theme “GLOW,” Kazu decided to add glowing elements to his machine and light up the environment with UV lights.
One element of his marble machine that the
After the event, he started exploring circuitry and programming so he could incorporate a motor (toy), a speaker, and a light into his ball run. There was also a happy coincidence that his residency overlapped with Jie Qi’s for just one day. He got the opportunity to learn Chibitronics programming directly from Jie!
— 原田和明 Kazu Harada (@kazu_automatist) January 1, 2019
As we continue to prototype with computational marble machine elements, I think a servo motor and a switch with Micro
Reflecting back on our time with Kazu, we are so thankful that he tried many new things during the two weeks of his residency: building a glowing marble run, experimenting with UV light, creating lightweight blocks to add height to the ball run, prototyping LEGO pull-string motor automata, and deep diving into the computational marble machine prototyping with us. We learned so much from him, and the collaboration invigorated our collective enthusiasm around those topics.
I hope our collaboration will continue remotely and look forward to further development of the computational marble machines!
I designed Micro:bit unit, a motor unit, and an automata kit unit for Ball Run Maker. When a ball passes in front of a sensor, the sensor sends a signal to Micro:bit and Microbit activates a motor, then an automata moves.#microbit #ballrunmaker #stem #steam #edtech pic.twitter.com/Kp429X1k6R
— 原田和明 Kazu Harada (@kazu_automatist) January 22, 2019