|Preparing preliminary design options|
|Meeting with Prof. Kuma at KKAA|
Professor Jun Sato gave a comprehensive structures lecture for the first year students. He showed the students many renowned projects and experiments that has pushed the boundaries of structural engineering possibilities.
After which, each student team conducted a bending moment test and Prof. Sato advised them on calculations, further tests, and possible improvements.
In the future, these collaborators and experts will join us as jury members to select the final design for this year’s 2015 DFL research pavilion.
On April 10th, we had an Arduino workshop and invited Yuta Sugiura from Keio University. The goal of the workshop was to build “smart tools” in just an hour.
|Students making their own “smart tools”|
|Mounting circuits on the “smart tool”|
At the end of the workshop, we had presentations.
|Interactive washing puff – it measures the distance between the machine and a wall. It also measures worker stress by measuring the loudness of workers’ voices.|
|Smart spray for grafitti artists – this enables the painter to create a brush-like feeling by controlling the discharge rate (depending on the distance between the wall and the spray).|
|Smart detergent dispenser – it detects dirt by checking the brightness of the wall.|