An artist working with electronics and electronic media, based in Brooklyn, NY

P++CB

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P++CB is a paper based approach to making electronic circuits with an emphasis on education and modular design.

The core concept is inspired by the paper circuit work of Peter Blasser and the modular approach to designing expressive and expandable creative systems used by Peter Edwards, all in the spirit of the super fun LittleBits project.

The project is currently in development at the Making Lab of the 4th APAP. At present, there are 8 modules designed for an open ended two day workshop covering basic electronics and transistor based circuits.

Essential Resources

Circuits are designed in Eagle CAD.
The choice of a triangular module was influenced by the wide range of 3D geometric forms that can be created using only equilateral triangles (see Deltahedron).

Modules

Signal Generators:
Push Pull Oscillator (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- Generates a stream of pulses. Choose your own Resistors and/or Capacitors.

Input:
Light Sensor (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- TTL compatible, light dependent resistor based sensor.

Output:
LED Driver (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- A transistor is used to drive an LED.
Darlington Driver (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- Used to drive motors, solenoids, relays, and power to other modules.
Speaker Driver (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- A simple module to turn voltage pulses into sound.

Binary Logic (Digital):
TTL Inverter (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- A simplified TTL module that turns a 0 to a 1 and vice versa.
TTL NAND (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- A simplified TTL module that compares two bits.
TTL NOR (300dpi .PNG | Eagle Schematic & Board | Schematic Image)- A simplified TTL module that compares two bits.

Building the LED Driver Slideshow

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Process Images

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