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About veronica

Optimistic white girl, enjoys long walks, taking pictures of her dog, eating & being creative. Seeks like-minded thinkers. @52shoes -- -- Thesis Blog:


Leftovers” is a project I started last semester in Sabine Seymour’s Fashionable Technology.

“Ruby Heels” was my second assignment in Physical Computing 1. Using a sensor/component to create sound. I really enjoyed working with the piezo contact speaker and want to experiment with it more.

For my midterm project I chose to experiment with nitinol wire, piezo contact sensor and LEDs.

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Assignment 4 for Physical Computing 1 – Make something move using a servo or a step motor. This is my crazy rave dancer using a servo motor.

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Assignment 3 – LOL Shield. The assignment was to learn how to solder LEDs onto a LOL Shield and using binary, code a sequence animation for the LEDs. The video shows me soldering and the install of the LOL shield on a purse.

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The assignment was to design a circuit that uses sound. My project uses a piezo element sensor that when you “knock” you heels together the LED light up.

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For MakerFaire I volunteered to help out at the Arduino Booth. It was a fun day! I got a t-shirt, a Arduino Yun and got to meet Massimo Banz. It was fun chatting with people about arduino and what it can do. I spent most of the day making LEDs blink. During my time away from the booth I check out the Parsons booth, Adiel Fernandez’s color mixing table, and craft faire area. In the end I went home with more knowlegde about Arduino and vintage earrings. It was a good day!

Arduino Blog about the Maker Faire

Assignment 1_LED Lamp_Veronica

For my lamp I started out recycling old code using a flex sensor but that didn’t work. In the end I created a simple circuit with 4 LEDs and a Potentiometer. I house it all in a glass pumpkin that was lined with textured paper.


I wanted the lamp to be more interactive then it turned out to be, plus I didn’t have a 9v battery pack to use to find all the wires and Arduino. I will need to get more stuff to make my project clear and easier to show.


Optimistic white girl, enjoys long walks, taking pictures of her dog, eating & being creative. Seeks like-minded thinkers.

But seriously now, my name is Veronica and I’m a DT 2nd year! I moved to NYC from Las Vegas, NM (the original Las Vegas!) were I graduated with a BFA in digital filmmaking. When I decided to apply and study for a MFA there were two things I wanted to learn, Motion Graphics and Physical Computing. I researched program were I could learn both, and Parsons fit the match. My first two semester I just couldn’t fit these two classes into my schedule for one reason or another. Low and behold I’m taking both this semester. It just worked out super well! I’m super excited to learn, explore, hack and interact.

Some Inspiration!
So I meet Ricardo O’Nascimento [[groovy Tech Fashion Designer]] during Fashion Week and am totally in love with his work: Feather Tails.

So, I’m kinda into the whole Wearable Tech. Climate Dress is a piece I though was really beautiful to look at but also has a worth-wild function. I like it when a piece of art has a purpose outside of it visual aesthetics.

Pu Gong Ying Tu is an interactive painting of a dandelion field is epic! I enjoy exploring new ways of interacting with things around me.

Water Light Graffiti  I <3 this project!!! — Thesis Blog


Looking for a free ticket to Maker Faire NYC

If anyone’s looking for a free ticket to Maker Faire NYC this year, Michael Shiloh is coordinating volunteers at the Arduino booth, and could use people. Contact him at the address below:

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From: Michael Shiloh <<>>
Subject:  volunteers for the Arduino booth at Maker Faire New York City

Requirements for a volunteer at the Arduino booth are:
The main purpose of the Arduino booth is to introduce Arduino to those who know little or nothing about it, and to help overcome fear in thosewho have heard about Arduino but are afraid that it’s too difficult ordangerous for them. You must be able to explain Arduino in simple termsto people with little or no understanding of electronics or programming. Intermediate knowledge of Arduino programming and electronics, enough tobuild and debug simple circuits with confidence using Arduino, solderless breadboard, LEDs, RGB LEDs, servo motor, piezo speaker,photoresistor, switches, potentiometers, etc. and to write and debugsimple sketches demonstrating their usage. Familiarity with some of the built-in Arduino examples. Ability to start conversations with strangers who appear curious butdon’t know what to ask, or perhaps are afraid of appearing ignorant, andto make them feel comfortable.

Thanks, Michael