I love you..婆婆
One of my mission for this trip was visiting Waseda University. I met someone from Waseda University 10 years ago, and at that time I already wanted to visit Waseda. My life has go through a lot of things, but as I said, finally I came here after 10 years.
First, I took a local train because the station to Waseda was very close to my place I stayed. it only took me about 10 minutes to get to Waseda Station.
Waseda University is a very lovely college. I kinda loved it. There were couple museums on campus. One of the museum was a very old building, and every step I put my foot on the floor, a very loud “wood” sound would come out. I had to walk carefully since I did not want to make too much sound (but then later a big group of visitors here, so noise was covered 🙂 ) It was a lovely building.
I am sure I will visit Waseda University again if I will go to Tokyo. I love the academic environment and feeling toward me around it. I also hope that I will see my friend if possible, but already lost contact for 10 years.. LOL
Arduino Starter Kit Project 3 – Love-O-Meter
The name of this project sounds fun. This time I would have to use a temperature sensor, and read the analog signal from the sensor. Base on the temperature, it would turn on number of lights. If temperature was below 20C, no light would be on. From 22C to 24C, one LED would be on. From 24C to 26C, two LEDs would be on. For temperature greater than 26C, all LEDs would be on. However, I think there was a mistake on the code in the instruction manual. The code was working fine, but when playing with different temperatures, first LED would not turn off if temperature was below 22C and above 20C. It might be just a minor error, or maybe it supposed to be working like that. It was just a hand on experience, so I guess anything would be fine.
I ordered Arduino Started Kit yesterday from RS Hong Kong. I did not what to order, but I assumed the starter kit would be good enough for me to start with.
It arrived this morning. Very nice packaging.
I mounted it on board as the starter kit manual said, and did my first basic example project – Blink LED 13. It was pretty simple. The programming language was like C-Style, and I assumed I could write program like C later on for other projects. No big deal because C was a high level language to me when I had actually programmed microprocessor in Assembly language.
and lastly, I grabbed my Dim Sum Labs T-shirt this afternoon. James from the lab also gave me a hacker passport, which he told me that I could stamp on it when visiting other labs. Like visiting other countries. 🙂 Sounds very fun already when hanging out people like that, and I could not wait for next visit there.
James also suggested a very cool project for me. Now I am researching about how to do and which components I should use for this project. You will see it later!