Kalista Shields

Kalista is a Junior Creative Tech major with a Computer Science and COM minor. She enjoys Arduino, game design, and robotics.

cosplAID


Disabled cosplayers often face ablism at conventions due to their mobility aids making them "not cannon". The cosplAID is a transformable prob that turns into a mobility aid. This one is for the character Ibuki Mioda.
CRT 320: Advanced Robotics
Spring 2021

MIXI


MIXI is a midi controller used for DJing. The six buttons and 4 potentiometers allow the user to control a total of 10 MIDI inputs.
CRT 360: Advanced Prototyping
Spring 2021

Popart PCB


A PCB inspired by the late-1950s artistic movement of Pop art, characterized by bold lines and recognizable images. This PCB is shaped like a rocket ship and used multi dimensional arrays to make neopixel patterns.
CRT 360: Advanced Prototyping
Spring 2021

Heavy Metal


Made with the plasma cutter, Heavy Metal uses shadows to assist in visual story telling. The four icons tell the story of my late grandmother and how she used to tell me stories about Greece while picking lemons from the tree in her back yard.
CRT 360: Advanced Prototyping
Spring 2021

Boomy the Cat 2: Rise of Lynks


As part of the Game Pad project I created a sequel to my beloved game Boomy the Cat. This top down game involved Boomy finding clues to defeat the sculptor, who infected the town of Wham City with Lynks Disease
CRT 360: Advanced Prototyping
Spring 2021

Mighty Mouse


A study in ergonomics and aesthetics. This mouse is inspired by the character Shoto Todoroki. The mouse is designed for people with sensory issues as it doesn't touch the palm.
CRT 360: Advanced Prototyping
Spring 2021

Stary Night


This was made as an anniversary present for my girlfriend, the constellations are the ones that were over our heads the night of our first date. Made with laser cutter, 5 mm underlayment, neopixels, arduino uno, and acrylic paint.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2021

Charcuterie Board


This project was made to hold meats and cheeses. The cup like holes at the top are made to hold peanuts and olives. It is themed after the TV show Adventure Time
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2021

Mixaton


This project is used to mix soft drinks together. It uses two pumps, two buttons, and an arduino uno in order to function. The arduino uses a timer to dispense a certain amount of each liquid.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2021

Katana Stand and Swords


For this project I decided to use the plasma cutter to make a sword, two ninja stars, and a knife. The sword is the Demon Blood Sword from Adventure Time. The ninja stars are Monokuma's eye. The knife is from Assassination Classroom.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2021

Campfire Stool


This stool is made with a CNC machine and designed in fusion360. The design in the stool is Monokuma from Danganronpa. The chair is designed to be uncomfortable with rods sticking through exposed to mimic the Spears of Gungnir execution from the game.
CRT 320: Advanced Robotics
Spring 2021

Boomy the Cat


Boomy the Cat is a cat who runs fast and eats garbage. Help Boomy fight the spread of Lynks disease by using the arrow keys to move, s to shoot, and j to jump. Made in Processing
CSC 103: Creative Computing
Spring 2020

Boomy the Cat Arcade Cabinet


Made with arduino and processing. This arcade cabinet gives a home to the boomy the cat game. Use a joystick to run and shoot and a button to jump.
CSC 235: Physical Computing
Spring 2020

Sweet Creature Box


A box that says sweet creature that contains neopixels that change states with a button
CSC 235: Physical Computing
Spring 2020

Triangles


Triangles that change to a random color and switch positions.
CSC 103: Creative Computing
Spring 2020

Earring Holder


This device holds hand made laser cut earrings. It is made of 2x2s. 5mm balsa underlayment. Neopixels, and an Arduino Nano
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Fall 2020

Anime is an Important Part of Our Culture


These lamps were made of Laser cut acrylic. The designs are of various Danganronpa characters. I designed the circuitboard to run off of an Attiny85 and a MicroUSB. While making these lamps I was being cyber bullied by 12 year olds on the internet.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Fall 2020

Couch


A couch I made from 2x2s. The cushions are hand sewn.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Fall 2020

Monopoly Table


A fun table for me and my friends to play monopoly at.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Fall 2020

Han-San Helper


This project was designed to detect the amount of people who sanitized their hands versus the amount of people who entered the library . To see more see Lewis Denver and Michael Canfield. See data at http://www.hackberrylab.com/399/violet/violetHome.php
CRT 399: Intermediate Design Studio
Fall 2020

Aw, he's gonna burst a blood vessel because I dissed his waifu


Another take on the Anime lamps. I made a picture frame out of 2x2s and put LEDs around the inside. I used laser etching and Vinyl Etching
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Fall 2020

HackBerry Helper


This project was designed to determine how long students are taking on each step of an assignment and to ask for help without raising one's hand. Made with an ESP32, Buttons, LED, and Lithium Battery.
CRT 399: Intermediate Design Studio
Fall 2020

MonoMono Machine


This is the Slot Machine used in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc to show who is the Blackened after a class trial.
CRT 420: 3D Printing and Design
Fall 2020