Sourcing

WHAT IS OUT THERE?

KNOWING WHAT TO RESEARCH / BUY

  • Google is your friend. “How do I ……” is a great way to start.

EXAMPLES OF THINGS YOU CAN BUILD ON

WHEN YOU BUY

  • Do you know how to use it?
  • Is there documentation for your products? You can find anything you need online. It should always be what you turn to for information. If you are seriously stuck, ask a tech.

EXAMPLE OF HOW TO BEGIN

How I started thinking about what I needed for my project Lumina. Remember, I wanted plants to glow when people were near them.

  • I needed something that senses people. I researched sensors that would sense people, even if it was dark, and found that I could use an infrared sensor or a thermal camera, or plenty of other things. I decided to try an infrared proximity sensor first.
  • My first experiment was to use an Arduino and infrared proximity sensor to get a value as my hand moved towards the sensor.

FORM

This SourcingTemplate is for you to fill out once you have an idea of what you want to use for your first experiment. Please fill it out and submit it here.