Fab Lab Paintbrush day 4

Today, Thursday,  we sank deeper into Processing and had much success and much frustration. We worked hard to figure out how to tell Processing what we want it to do. Often times I remembered the complaint of all computer programmers, “This darn computer does what I tell it to do, but not what I want it to do.” It was difficult trying to discover how to tell it what I wanted it to accomplish.

I attempted to make a Pacman like creature that would follow the mouse with a mouth that would continuously open and close, but I couldn’t get my timers to reset so I couldn’t make the mouth function loop. It was very frustrating to write code that looked like it should work and have it not work. I am going to continue to try, but I may end up abandoning that project.