Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AMP Hours and Voltage

AMP Hours and Voltage 
Things to Remember

I met with my instructor and discussed several very important topics to remember while I'm building

my project. First, I need to be aware of my voltage total such as the Arduino total Voltage is 5V and

a strip of Neopixel LEDs is 5V. This is very important because to much could fry my tech. Also, I

need to be mindful of AMP hours. I need a total of 20-25mA/hr to supply my devices/tech with x

number of v/watts for x number of hours. I want to be able to use my backpack over a period of 8

hours= 1 full business day.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Chapter 4-6 Natural Born Cyborg Lecture

Chapter 4-6 Natural Born Cyborg Lecture

Is Telepresence reality?


Platos cave:
In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. All they can see is the wall of the cave. Behind them burns a fire.  Between the fire and the prisoners there is a parapet, along which puppeteers can walk. The puppeteers, who are behind the prisoners, hold up puppets that cast shadows on the wall of the cave. The prisoners are unable to see these puppets, the real objects, that pass behind them. What the prisoners see and hear are shadows and echoes cast by objects that they do not see. Here is an illustration of Plato’s Cave:
From Great Dialogues of Plato (Warmington and Rouse, eds.) New York, Signet Classics: 1999. p. 316.
The 'Allegory Of The Cave' is a theory put forward by Plato, concerning human perception. Plato claimed that knowledge gained through the senses is no more than opinion and that, in order to have real knowledge, we must gain it through philosophical reasoning...

Teleporting oneself and destroying the copy every time. Are you yourself or just a copy of the original?

Advanced Telerobotics


  1. relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.
  2. Proprioception:
In the limbs, the proprioceptors are sensors that provide information about joint angle, muscle length, and muscle tension, which is integrated to give information about the position of the limb in space. The muscle spindle is one type o proprioceptor that provides information about changes in muscle length.

Prosthetic Limb...Is it a part of us? I believe yes. The limb is artificial but it is an artificial body part that you own and wear as a limb.

Self-ownership (or sovereignty of the individual, individual sovereignty or individual autonomy) is the concept of property in one's own person, expressed as the moral or natural right of a person to have bodily integrity, and be the exclusive controller of one's own body and life.

Our Words, Ourselves
Nero pathways…
Plastic: we are elastic and pliable

A saccade is a quick, simultaneous movement of both eyes between two or more phases of fixation in the same direction. The phenomenon can be associated with a shift in frequency of an emitted signal or a movement of a body part or device.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Arduino Flicker Tutorial

Arduino Flicker Tutorial

PWM= Pulse Width Modulation
PWM (1)with Duty.png
Here’s the Code:

int ledPin = 10; //led is attached to PWM pin 10
int ledPin2 = 9;
int ledPin3 = 8;
byte flicker[] = {180, 30, 255, 200, 10, 90, 150, 60};//eight values for my flicker
byte flicker2[] = {30, 200, 255, 180, 10, 90, 150, 60};
byte flicker3[] = {255, 180, 10, 90, 150, 60};

void setup() {
pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);  //THIS IS THE LED


void loop() {
 for(int i =0; i<7; i++){
   analogWrite(ledPin, flicker[i]);
   for(int j=0; j<7; j++){
   analogWrite(ledPin2, flicker2[j]);
   for(int k=0; k<7; k++){
   analogWrite(ledPin3, flicker3[k]);





Homework: Create a Relay that turns a powered device on and off…

Use a 5 pin Relay:
Simple 5 Pin Relay Wiring Diagram.jpg