My game is a missile defence game where you, the forces of the circle, need to shoot down the incoming missiles of the force of the square which are flying at the top of the screen. The gun fires from the middle bottom of the screen.
First it’s what you can control physically about the environment to accommodate the sensor.
THEN what you can control electronically to optimize the sensors.
LAST RESORT is smoothing erratic sensor readings with software
-from PComp w Danny Rozin
Experimenting with objects. Sitting alongside Sam really helped in this regard. I modelled this dropping ball program after Sam’s raindrops program, although I didn’t get the array part of this yet.
Cleaned up code w/ functions:
Abstract Painting Generator
So my objective this week was to mix school with professional projects and make the prototype for a light board I am building for a seller. I start by making the LED matrix and I procured acrylic panels with powder coating. The acrylic is 1/2 inch thick and my primary task was to find out how far the standoff distance between the board and acrylic should be. I found it differed depending on the sample (I had several boards), and but for the one I was using (Material: Chroma 1/2″, Finish: Vellum F04, Style: Glacier D05) the optimal distance was approx 1/2”.
Thanks for the standoffs, Ben. I went to Ace after Applications and got appropriate sized 3/4” 4-40 screws. Then all I had to do was drill the holes! Easy, right? I didn’t know how exactly to plot the holes except to use the right angle of the ruler and plot a point at the end.
I used the drill press but somehow despite my best efforts, the holes did not line up because I first drilled the MDF, THEN I drilled the acrylic. In hindsight, I would have ensured they all lined up by drilling them together.
Thus, three holes aligned and one was very un-aligned.
I replaced the screw anyway for esthetic purposes. But as you can see, they’re a little crooked. Next time I will fix a jig to ensure both pieces don’t move and are tot when I drill them. Lesson learned. That said, for prototyping purposes it will be fine.