Stress and the Holidays

I can’t believe that the school semester has run all he way into the week of Christmas. This is the first time since i’ve been at York that the semester has gone on for so long. Finals and Holiday shopping just do not mix… I’m literally pulling out my hairRead More…

I can’t believe that the school semester has run all he way into the week of Christmas.

This is the first time since i’ve been at York that the semester has gone on for so long.

Finals and Holiday shopping just do not mix… I’m literally pulling out my hair from the stress.

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Here’s a gif to express my emotion behind it all.

 

me freaking out

me freaking out

 

CT 137 final

I never knew that the Aurdino enough was powerful enough to put out a TV signal, but I was looking for a project that had some interest to me, I like video games and the was an inexpensive way to say I made a video game console.  For this project I choose the first commercial […]

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I never knew that the Aurdino enough was powerful enough to put out a TV signal, but I was looking for a project that had some interest to me, I like video games and the was an inexpensive way to say I made a video game console.  For this project I choose the first commercial hit Atari’s “Pong”.

The original creator which inspired me to do this project was James Bruce, in this post he briefly shows how to create a TV out signal that can connect the Aurdino Uno R3 to a televisions video input the link to this site is, http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-recreate-the-classic-pong-game-using-arduino/

This project is two player, and is intended for anyone to use, children to adults alike. At the student art show, the main people to use this project was everyone. It seemed that the professors were more excited about the project than the students,( I think it was due to the  fact it was a vintage video game that an older audience would appreciate) which was a pleasant surprise. Based on what i saw, as far as adjustments to be made I could have probably made individual game controllers instead of trying to house everything on the platform I had used it would have been better to separate the two players, to give more space .

Overall the project at the  show almost worked as it intended I had difficulty with the restart button I had made, also, I had difficulties with the controllers, according to Dan, it seemed that there was a connection, a problem witch resulted in player 1 slightly controlling player to 2.  The game was still playable at the time(you just did not want to be player 2).

The materials that was used made perfect sense I wanted to make 3D printed gears to be the top of the controllers. Dan found two ready made and they worked perfectly, and the housing for the project was an old mother board from either a laptop or a printer we eventually fixed this to a table for stability issues. I wanted these parts in order to give vintage look to the project, the end project became a bridge between software and hardware, and I believe I was able to portray that in the end.

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Part of the assignment was to make this project, unique this was done literally when I put my name in the title. I found the appropriate area in the code and took out the “Aurdino” part. I replaced this with “DJST” which is a tag name I have. Another way I made the project different was to change the frame rate for the ball. This was done changing the ball movement from every three frames to one every frame. This was the change I needed to make the game slightly more difficult, and keep the user’s interest. The cod itself involved the a TVout library and the code itself, which was written in C# language.

Pope Julius aka “papa teribble”

For my Renaissance class i chose to speak about pope Julius ii, he was named the warrior pope, and was one of the greatest patrons of art he was responsible for the sistine chapel, as well as many of Raphael, Brammante, and other famous artist greatest works. My thesis was to highlight him as being […]

For my Renaissance class i chose to speak about pope Julius ii, he was named the warrior pope, and was one of the greatest patrons of art he was responsible for the sistine chapel, as well as many of Raphael, Brammante, and other famous artist greatest works. My thesis was to highlight him as being almost as important as these artist themselves because it was his vision that came to life.

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My alien paper

This was one of weirdest assignment I had to do, so the project was for my writing 301 class. We were given the option to choose what we wanted to write about for our final research paper I started out in a good place, but the more I dived into the subject matter I started […]

This was one of weirdest assignment I had to do, so the project was for my writing 301 class. We were given the option to choose what we wanted to write about for our final research paper I started out in a good place, but the more I dived into the subject matter I started to get chills, and I became literally paranoid from trying to write this 4000plus word late at night. Maybe I watch too much ancient aliens , but I will leave you with a quote I used in this paper:

“A common claim is that deities from most, if not all, religions are actually extraterrestrial in nature, and that such visitors’ advanced technologies were wrongly understood by primitive men as evidence of divine status.”

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This is the gray alien, the most popular depiction of aliens we know many people believe that the grays are not as significant as other species , and that the reason we see them so often is that they are equivalent to the chimps we send into space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel Universe

I am starting a new paper for my art history class, being that i am an artist myself, one would think that I like art history. This could not be more further from the truth I cannot stand it, but this one is different she is a sweet lady, and gave us full control about […]

I am starting a new paper for my art history class, being that i am an artist myself, one would think that I like art history. This could not be more further from the truth I cannot stand it, but this one is different she is a sweet lady, and gave us full control about what to write about I choose Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby, the creatures of most of the mrvel characters we know and love to day and in spirit of marvel I plan on including one of my favorite marvel images.

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