“The tumbling die”
The conceptual idea that underlies the proposed project is the idea of chance. The particular question that drives the proposed project is to explore how random a particular die is? Is it chance or a sum of many factors difficult or almost impossible to understand what makes the illusion of chance?
Is repetition an effective way of revealing the degree of “randomness” produced by tools that were created to give way to chance, such as dice and roulettes among others?
To make an automatic dice machine roller that can roll a die repeatedly “forever”
To also link a camera or mechanism that reads the output of every roll of the die.
To collect that information, store it in a database.
To visualize the information in different and appealing ways. So the person that interacts with the piece can make an interpretation and consider these questions about chance and probability, but with a concrete case.
The goal is to build the dice rolling machine first. Second to make a capture interface of the outputs of the dice and data storage interface, probably with a camera and a computer. Then create a program that reads the stored data and write it to a visual sketch.
Mecanism and motors and fabrication to make the dice roller.
Coding language needed to write the programs. In detail, camera capture, machine visual learning to recognize the sides of the die, and data storage.
Milestones and calendar
Week 1 (until January 31) Project definition
Week 2: Prototype of the dice roller and research of motors and mechanisms.
Week 3: First version of the dice roller prototype
Week 4: Development of the software to capture the die output and data storage.
Week 5: Development of the software to capture the die output and data storage.
Week 6: Development of the software to capture the die output and data storage.
Week 7: Development of the software to take the data and visualize it.
Week 8: Development of the software to take the data and visualize it.
Week 9 :Put the system together and test it.
Week 10 : Make adjustments and corrections.
“I believe in a perfectly ordered chaos” Francis Bacon