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# Introductory Trilogy of ECE516 Labs (4 lab weeks total)

Here are the first four weeks of lab; grading takes place each week (equal weight), so the grading for Lab 2 is twice the weight (2a + 2b), i.e. 2a and 2b are each worth equal weight to 1 and 3:
• 1. The one-pixel display: once you understand this simple concept, you'll understand modern AR (Augmented Reality), and imaging, vision, etc., in a very fundamental way;
• 2a. The one-pixel camera: once you understand this, you'll understand imaging in general, and its most fundamental question: "What is a pixel and what does it represent, i.e., as a quantity, specifically what does the pixel quantity represent?
• 2b. Quantifying the 1-pixel camera: Quantimetric/Quantigraphic sensing....
Marking:
• Collect quantimetric data from your 1-pixel camera: obtain ordered pairs (f,g).
• Plot g as a function of f.
• Plot f as a function of q.
• Determine the mathematical relationship between f and q, based on the data for your camera.
• Repeat the above for the two examples shown in class. 1 mark for repeating with the photoresistor data gathered in Wednesday's lecture (link) and 1 mark for repeating with the data gathered from the Blue Sky solar cell (link) gathered in Thursday's lecture.
Each of the 5 results above is worth 2/10 marks for a total of 10/10. See also the Photocell Experiment.
• 3. Phenomenological Augmented Reality: The kinds of things I like are things that are extremely simple yet profoundly deep conceptually. Linking the above two labs, we have the 1-pixel camera connected to the 1-pixel display, to give rise to the simplest possible example of 3D AR (Augmented Reality), in which there is an overlay of some virtual information in perfect and exact alignment with some form of physical reality. In a sense you now have a true and accurate scientific "outstrument", i.e. a scientific instrument that has a "readout" that reads "out" into the real world. Marking scheme:
• Get it working with feedback (e.g. glows distinctly more brightly when the light source is in view of the sensor): 6 marks;
• Present a feedbackograph (long exposure photograph of the sensor in a camera, showing the sightfield of the camera): 3 marks;
• Answer a simple question or otherwise demonstrate knowledge of this work and its purpose: 1 mark;
• Bonus 5 marks (for possibly up to 15/10): implement a SWIM (Sequential Wave Imprinting Machine), as shown in this Instructable.

Here are four examples of pictures students took and posted from previous year:

Here is a 5th example from previous year of what constitutes the bonus question for an additional 5 marks:

You can see that the electromagnetic radio wave gets weaker as we get further from the source of the wave, and you can clearly see the wavelength which is about 3cm, indicating a transmitter that is transmitting radio waves at around 10,000,000,000 CPS (Cycles Per Second), i.e. around 10 GCPS.
References:
Prof. Wang's reference document
Kineveillance look at Figures 4, 5, and 6, and Equations 1 to 10.
• The concept of veillance flux (link);
• (optional reading Minsky, Kurzweil, and Mann, 2013);
• (optional reading Humanistic Intelligence, see around Figure 3 of this paper)