Octobox Open House Poster Version 1

Octobox Open House Poster Version 1

Alright, well I’m not happy with it but a solid version was due on Valentine’s Day. And so here it is. I still have a day or two before the printers take a swing at this door sized poster, so I’ll try to dedicate another session or two adding more detail into the poster. The theme is my iteration of Manuel’s original vision of the poster and it incorporates several key ideas. We thought that using Tado as inspiration would be great to help guide us approach this poster.

I worked with the idea of having a “road to sustainability” that lead to the top, despite the fact that the hierarchy would retain the top-to-bottom feel. Like all my other posters, I like to take random risks and so this seems to be the big risk that I would take. The reason is that the road may seem to lead away from the idea itself because the hierarchy causes you to take the road of sustainability the “wrong” way. But ultimately, what I want to convey is that in general, we are still at the bottom of that road.

Enjoy the full poster after the jump. Continue reading Octobox Open House Poster Version 1

Friends of Octobox

Friends of Octobox

I forgot this blog even existed. Anyway, now tasked with the SFU Open House presentation poster, I’ve restarted with a revised theme in mind and here are some “Friends of Octobox”, creatures who assume the form factor of our purple mascot and will be featured as guests on the poster. I present you with puppybox, turtlebox and moobox.

A solid copy is due tomorrow morning..stay tuned for a copy.

ID Praxis Personas Poster

ID Praxis Personas Poster

Tomorrow, we have to present this poster for IAT333 and go up against other teams in another round of harsh student participation critique sessions. This is my largest poster yet, rolling out at 54 inches in length and standing 2 feet high. I also got a try out pantone colors for the first time and let me tell you, they are wonderful to work with. I tried a different approach since I seem to have a reputation as a layout/typography type of person. Figured in one night I would become vector happy and see if Vectora (the font of choice for this project) will hold up. Continue reading ID Praxis Personas Poster

Be careful with URL legibility

Be careful with URL legibility

We use underscores and dashes to circumvent the no-spaces rule when it comes to URLs. But when it comes to a domain names, everyone prefers to have the individual words combined. However, we should be careful with how you mix and match words. This photo was featured in a Treehugger post and the thing is, I thought the site was RECHARGELT, not RECHARGE IT. After all, base on the post I thought that, rechar-gelt, sound French enough for me. But then I noticed the California license plate and and had second thoughts. It technically also reads RECHARGE-IT, which makes more sense in the state of California. Taking the jump confirmed my suspicions… Continue reading Be careful with URL legibility

Super basic Arduino timer

Super basic Arduino timer

I didn’t realize it would be this easy to build a timer within Arduino. This is not the LED blink code! It’s pretty much based of skyl4rk’s post in this thread. I have a clock running within Arduino and I can configure when to turn the LED on by hour, minutes and even seconds. Eventually we need to somehow connect the Arduino with the user interface to have it control the timer.

As far as the prototype goes, it works for now but it needs to be more robust since the clock is very rudimentary.

Updated July 28, 2008 with the code to share: Continue reading Super basic Arduino timer