New Genre 9/21
Here We Go
Peter Flemming's Work
Flemming's work centers on a circuitry model that he developed called the MMMSE.
- Start by looking at Peter Flemming's "Canoe" 
- Fascinating piece
- Paddle motion paced by build up charge needed to enact the motion
- Mechanical system is not terribly complicated
- Charm comes through its quaint uselessness
- Uselessness of the machine
- Inversion of the boat metaphor (water inside)
- Siting in flood plain, near Yukon river
- Technical part & Artistic consideration working in tandem
Different Motor Types
- DC Motor -> One motion depending on charge
- Servo Motor ->
- Stepper Motor ->
Stepper Motor Choir
- Another incredible piece that utilizes Flemming's MMMSE & Stepper Motors 
- Documentation video is pretty good -> as it places text over the video explaining the process & whatnot
- Unclear how the work was encountered (could you enter the project?) (Or change its settings)
- Aesthetic decisions made demonstrate the technical process involved.
Open Source Technical Guides
- Flemming Conveniently provides extensive documentation of his MMMSE boards
- This guide can be found here 
- Also very importantly adds notes to the documentation of the board explicating the design of the board.
- OVERKILL in Electrical Engineering is a really good idea. It usually allows for a safer and more productive design.
- Printed Circuit Boards -> Usually you just design your board and email the design to a third party to have them print it.
- Maladjusted Ecosystem Project -> 
- Documentation critique -> Voice-Over Documentation is only good when not presented at the actual installation.
- Robots were made from kits -> Does that compromise the project?
- We will be looking at the aesthetic of the robots
- Perhaps the Project critiques the idea of the RobotWar idea -> Darwinian Robot-destroy-Robot idea but substituting ideas of miscalibrated robots (unable to combat or help each other)
- Using Breadboards
- Never need to regulate
- Buy on at Modern Device 
- About $30
- Make sure the computer and the board are talking correctly:
- Tools > Board > NAME OF ARDUINO
- Tools > Serial Port > NAME OF USB PORT
- Basic program is "BLINK"
- Essentially, the Arduino IDE is Processing.
- Has digital pins
- Analog Pins