Samuel Kim

ssk2@andrew.cmu.edu

Freshman in Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Gimme the Lamp

Have you ever woken up groggy or feeling unsatisfied from last night’s terrible nap?

@ksangam, @amitnag, @ssk2, @jessec1, @raymondx

Gimme the Lamp 17 Jan 2019, 7:18 p.m. EST
Thursday: We completed assembling of the mainframe for our lamp, and we began designing logos on SolidWorks to place on our product. Our team also completed integrating the touchscreen display into the mainframe and began writing the code needed to control our lamp.
Gimme the Lamp 17 Jan 2019, 7:15 p.m. EST
Wednesday: We returned to the Build18 facility to pick up the remainder of our parts, and we were informed that one of our bulb holders did not arrive and so we decided to proceed without. Our team began assembly of our product, and during this process discovered that our dimmer switch did not properly dim the light bulb. As a result, we devised an alternative method to create our lamp. Additionally, we integrated the Raspberry Pi into the touchscreen display and constructed the mainframe for our lamp.
Gimme the Lamp 17 Jan 2019, 7:10 p.m. EST
Tuesday: We completed setup of the Raspberry and completed basic sketch models on CAD while awaiting for the remainder of our parts. Additionally, we discussed what the design of our product would be once the parts came in.
Gimme the Lamp 17 Jan 2019, 7:09 p.m. EST
Monday: We went to the Build18 facility to pick up our parts for the competition. We were informed that some of our parts, mainly the Raspberry Pi Display, wood, the dimmer switch, the diffusion sheet, and miscellaneous cables had not yet arrived. After assessing which parts we had available to work with, we conducted a preliminary setup on the Raspberry Pi.