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Arduino Practice

This is a practice which combines the button and potentiometer. Actually, I also tried to combine the button function and LED fading but it failed. When I turned on the LED, it could illuminate with fading. However, I couldn’t turn it off….lol   Code: #define ledPin 13 #define buttonPin 7 #define potPin A0 boolean ledState = LOW; boolean prevBtnState = LOW; void setup() { pinMode( ledPin, OUTPUT ); pinMode( buttonPin, INPUT ); pinMode( potPin, INPUT); } void loop() { boolean btnState = digitalRead( buttonPin… More

Cause Corps

I choose another tribe named Cause Corps. It is a group that invites people to take direct action on causes they care about, through our short, low-cost missions. Meet passionate volunteers like yourself in cafes and public places around the world, to create, knit, plant, learn, and teach together, to make doing good a daily habit. They have small groups in different cities. In London one, I think they mostly focus on the sick kids cuz their regular activities are making postcards for them. But from the history events, they also help homeless, babies in Nepal. It’s really limited information… More

Urban Nomad

ElectroLand – Urban Nomad(2004) The Urban Nomad inflatable shelter is conceived as a social provocation to provoke a dialog about the invisibility and marginalization of the homeless. Current design culture aesthetics contribute to the rebranding of the homeless to confound expectations regarding the ability of the homeless to appreciate and to be served by consumer design values. This project is highlighting the homeless through the bright colour shelter. With no doubt, homeless is a kind of nomad. But generally, the impression the homeless give me is grey colour, inconspicuous, conner, whisper, messy, dirty. However, from the images,… More

🙄Blink Bling Bling🙄

Code: void setup() { pinMode( 13,OUTPUT); digitalWrite( 13, LOW ); delay(3000); digitalWrite( 13, HIGH ); delay(220); digitalWrite( 13, LOW ); delay(30); digitalWrite( 13, HIGH ); delay(220); digitalWrite( 13, LOW ); delay(30); digitalWrite( 13, HIGH ); delay(220); digitalWrite( 13, LOW ); delay(30); } void loop() { digitalWrite( 13, HIGH ); delay(665); digitalWrite( 13, LOW ); delay(35); digitalWrite( 13, HIGH ); delay(395); digitalWrite( 13, LOW ); delay(35); digitalWrite( 13, HIGH ); delay(196); digitalWrite( 13, LOW );… More

oops…I have to change my subject

As there was no one post new guerrilla gardening event on the online community and no one reply me as well, I sent an email to Richard Reynolds, the community creator, to ask for more information and tried to participate in a group. As result, I think it would be quite tricky to find some guerrilla gardeners in London at this moment. And the group I found in meetup was community gardening which is helping the owner to cultivate their garden, therefore, it’s very different from the belief and value of the guerrilla gardening. So I might find a related… More

Guerrilla Gardening

Guerrilla gardening is a battle for resources, a battle for resources, a battle against scarcity of land, environmental abuse and wasted opportunities.It is also a fight for freedom of expression and for community cohesion. It is a battle in which bullets are replaced with flowers. The word guerrilla means ‘little war’, which is informal combatants make sporadic attacks rather than fighting in great blocks of traditional forces. From the history of Chinese guerrilla, a guerrilla can be assembled by army or farmer, so I think guerrilla gardeners can be some people no matter you have a professional garden skill or not. More

Neo-Nomad

I try to search the word “neo-nomad” online and it really exists. lol “Traditional Nomad: a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply. Neo-Nomad: the nomad of our contemporary global world, whose behaviors are similar to the traditional nomad in that he has no permanent abode and moves from place to place, usually following economical reasons, or due to constraints [political,… More

Online Feedback about E&C Regeneration

Our aim is to create a new town centre for Elephant and Castle and to maintain the buzz which characterises this central London location. This new destination will have excellent transport links, first class shopping, new homes to rent, enhanced public spaces and cultural offerings, alongside a new cutting-edge campus for UAL’s London College of Communication. From the regeneration proposal, there will be more living space in elephant and castle and more recreation facilities as well. It seems like a good change, but there are some negative feedbacks online shows not everyone is expecting this rebuilding. During… More

Latin American Community in E&C

From the campaign by Latino American in E&C, I knew that E&C is recognised as their home by most of Latino American. In the 1990s, this area was affected by economic crisis, Latinos were willing to contribute it at this moment. So they think they belong to this area which makes them feel more close to their homeland. Although some are not living in E&C, they still will come to here for food or just meet up friends. “Shopping center is a social place for people to find friends, products, or something they are familiar with or… More

Stroll

Today, Stefanie and I strolled in and around the E&C shopping center. The first floor is busy and alive, but on the second floor is quite quiet and empty relatively. I guess maybe the administrators are hard to find people to hire the spare space or they reject to rent these space because of the shopping center will be rebuilt soon, Actually, we can see that the shopping center is an important landmark in Elephant and Castle. It connects with the tube station, every passenger may have a relationship with the center or just go through it. Also, there… More