Wk 14: 4/21 – 4/28

Crazy to think it’s the last 2 weeks before we have to present our thesis! Time is even wonkier during quarantine.

Here are the goals for this week are: a.) finish the d3.js map of the e-waste drop off sites, b.) finish up content for the discarding site, c.) make a 3d or cardboard mockup of 2nd interaction, d.) document + work on presentation

There’s just so much more I had hoped to add for this project. I know I won’t be able to finish everything I was aiming for in time. I also don’t have it in me to pull all nighters/crazy work schedules during this pandemic that has taught me it’s not worth planning/stressing because life will do what it wants anyways….and there are too many things beyond our control. The best I can do is just treat these thesis deadlines as check-in points to a project with a longer timeline.

a.) d3.js map of e-waste drop off sites

First, I downloaded the CSV file of all the NY e-waste drop off sites from NYC Open Data. I cleaned up the data in google sheets and downloaded the CSV file again. Then I found online NY json map files and programmed the map so that each of the different drop off sites is a different color.

Some of the code was based on the Data + Publics example code, which can be seen: here.

Got the d3js map to work and it’s now integrated in the rest of the website.

b.) finish up content for the discarding site

Not all the content is included in there and there are so many processes steps I was hoping to add. I managed to make minor tweaks at least. The plus button toggles the content on and off now.

c.) make cardboard prototype for the 2nd kiosk

I’ve been putting this off for the longest time because I’ve just been unmotivated to do a cardboard version of this kiosk that was intended to be made out of wood+pegboard. But it needed to be done in some form, either with Rhino or with cardboard.

d.) Documentation

Documented, but I didn’t document me documenting…that would be too much I feel lol. There is more to do, but it was good to start. I always underestimate how long it takes to prep and practice a presentation.

Keeping it brief this week on the blog…just because there are so many loose ends to tie up.

Reference for Arduino to Raspberry Pi Communication:

Reference for d3js maps: