Here is my final project for my Programming class. It’s a prototype of my original concept, which you can read about here (andrewhaskin.tumblr.com/post/13523141274/programming-for-interaction-class-final). To operate, you would select a nature-inspired theme via the selector dial on the right, and then push the ‘Print’ button to print the latest post to Instagram based on your selection.

Inside, you’ll find an Arduino, a rotary switch, a button, and wireless Polaroid ZINK printer. The Arduino is powered by the USB cable that connects to it, and feeds the signal of the button and switch to a computer. The computer then uses Processing to query Instagram for a search based on with you selected using the dial. When someone pushes the ‘Print’ button, Processing saves the image to a folder, which uses an Apple script (thanks Brendan Dawes, brendandawes.posterous.com/use-dropbox-to-print-to-a-pogo-from-an-iphone) to send the file wirelessly via Bluetooth to the printer, and that’s it!

The concept was inspired by Instaprint.

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