I believe that what defines me best is insatiable curiosity and overflowing enthusiasm.
I like to learn, to teach, to discover new fields of research,
to meet people and to generate other unlikely encounters between them.
Father of two children, Clara, 23, and Nathan 20 years old.
My family consists of seven different origins and this characteristic makes me adapt extremely easily.
My background began with architectural studies at ISAVH in Brussels.
After a fairly classical course as an architect,
I met and worked in the collective TOTEM
consisting of illustrator, graphic designers, art directors, designers, architects.
Our model was Pentagram, the London multi-disciplinary collective.
It was here that I discovered the richness of different disciplines and the synergies that this entails.
At that time we worked on book publishing, communication and advertising.
We were also chosen to be the artistic director of Tintin's latest album
and all the merchendising of the Hergé studios.
When the collective stopped, I started my architecture studio and practiced for more than 25 years.
We worked on multiple scales: Urban, building, interiors, commercial architecture, scenography, object design.
In parallel with my office, I decided to develop one of my passions: photography.
Seven-year period, some exhibitions, books, orders. A work mainly on and around the city.
I have taught in several schools for twenty years: the CAD, ISAVH,
La Cambre visual art,La Cambre Architecture, the French Institute of Fashion in Paris.
We have with Julien Vaissières, David Erkan created the Fablab ULB
David Erkan, Denis Terwagne and I currently teach digital fabrication and design in the ULB Faculty of Architecture.
Make a machine, including the end effector
build the passive parts and operate it manually
This week,we worked on the group assaignement
First we imagined a cnc drawing and embossing machine
We worked together the friday and gave each other things to do
Very few time to meet and things was not very clear
I had to work on the end effector,Dave on the file of the MTM machine in cardboard
Jeremy had to mount it and Michele assemble
It did'nt work at all
The file seemed to have a problem
Cardboard was to thick and rigid
I decided to take the original file on Nadia Peek website
Opened in Rhinoceros,exported in dxf,opened in smartcave
I made test for the cutting parameter
150 mm/sec speed 5% power laser to cut the first lay of cardboard
40 mm/sec speed 30% power laser to cut both lays
We folded the MTM to see the machine,small problems of dimensions and difficult to move
We discussed on the project and decided to change to a hanging drawing machine
I made some research,saw that it seems no so complicated and we decided to go ahead
Problems:how to operate the stepmotors to give the right place to the pen ?
Denis proposed to coordinate the group,a hard task to do ...
I worked on the end effector with Dave and Michele
First research of existing projects
very good blog wihch document research on end effector for hanging drawing machine pen-holder
2 ways of dooing that
Simple pen and weight with continuous writing/drawing
Pen gooing up each time it stops writing(different version like a blanc pen lifting the pen)
Usually with a servomotor regular drawing/writing
Sensor and Fabduino
This week,I worked on making a fabduino and made test on using a temperature sensor
I didn't have the time to complete the board and have the software crashed.
The good about it was the code part wher I was more a little bit more confortable
I passed over the kind of fear of electronic and coding ...
First I made schematic with Kicad siplifying the board preparing the final project
I made the component list and generated the pcb board
Finalising the connections
I ploted the circuit and used chemical etching,this is the point where I am for the moment
I decided to code and use arduino uno board to learn to do that part
Let us go back to how I did it ...
I have chosen an analog temperature sensor to make this first try
I looked at the datasheet wich gived info on temperature range,schematic,voltage ..
I looked at tutorials on how to connect and programm for an analog sensor
The aim was to light the green led if the tempreture was below 25 degre C and light the red lid if above
I have to admit that at that point things where a little bit confusing...
I decide to try to make it work following the tuto before gooing more deep in the way things wher working
The loop was not very clear for me and the value staied at 500 degres C
I was making a mistake on the way to connect the breadboar(wrong alignement)
Finaly the temperature were readable on the monitor screen
The data was wrong,and I looked on the net to see what was the problem
Michele explained me that this temperatre sensors need to adjust the rage of temperature
We made calculation knowing 2 temperature(20,36) and 2 values read on the monitor(143,193)
We changed the code with using the equation to calculate the aquivalence of the real temperature and the data that was read
I have to admit that this line of code is still unclear for me
Write an application that interfaces with an input and/or output device that you made,
comparing as many tool options as possible.
Sashakit,breadboard,potentiometer,analog temperature sensor,led,resistor
I decided for this week to begin to work more in the direction of the final project.
I made some more research on the Hay box(or mamite norvegienne) to see how it was working,problems ...
It appeared that I needed to control the temperature to see
when the vegetables will be ready to be served or mixed
With the fabduino and sensor assignement,there was a good base to work on that,
to be able to read the temperature,
and regulate when something should happen : mixing or making a noise to say it is ready ,or both ...
I also decided to go in a place for recuperating electronic appliances to build the final project
I started from this point with the temperature sensor and the green and red led
Led was passing from red to green at 25 degres C
For complete explanation see week 13
I first went on the controlP5 website after looking at Thomas assignement and process.
I then decided to see if it was possible to change the temperature where the led were changing of color
For thet I added a rotating potentiometer and adressed it to the A1 analogic pin to be able to regulate
I oppened a serie of exemple on processing controlP5 to see the one wich was the closest to what I had to do
I chose serial read wich enable to change color from on and of switch
From there It was a little bit tricky...
I had Arduino IDE with the monitor and the temperature,volts,values and Processing in front of me
and impossible to know how to make them communicate
That was my greatest mistake...
The 2 programms do'nt communicate,they receive and send data from the serial port
and I get some help from Axel for programming
We first made the programm read 3 values:val,Temperature and consigne
From there we changed size of the button and font in the void setup
We made the backround change if val was 0 or 1 at the same time as the led
I changed size and place from font on the button