...with a popcorn popper and a microcontroller! More to come...
bzztbomb has added a photo to the pool:
Paper flyers, what????
DorkbotPDX invites you to "Processing Fundamentals".
A free workshop at Flux
DorkbotPDX is happy to offer a 4-hour intro to Processing -- a graphics programming environment. Students will learn the basics of Processing.
No prior programming experience required!
Source code: Processing_Fundamentals
Hey everyone! I'm the lead organizer for the Portland Indie Game Squad. Our funding project recently surpassed most of its goals – which are all resources being made available to the community – and I'm coming up with some higher-tier options. A 3d printer is definitely on my list for the board game/miniature game developers in the group, and I've been asking around for what people might recommend as a "beginner" setup, somewhere between $400 and $600.
Multiple people have been saying the $500 Solidoodle is the way to go, but any other opinions are appreciated.
This weekend my friend Jacob S. and I built a Arduino based music box to play Ville-Matias Heikkilä wonderful one-line C code that makes surprisingly complex "Music From Very Short Programs."
We used a Teensy 1.0 and the Arduino IDE for development. We used the Teensy to drive a Microchip MCP8422 SPI DAC and fuck-all for an amplifier. Much fantastic Portland beer was consumed, and here are the results. We think its awesome but we sure wish we understood why the hell it sounds so cool. Maybe Ville-Matias explains it somewhere. The DAC is 12 bits, and the programs are 8-bit so perhaps a talented composer could write even better music using those extra four bits.
See a video of our work at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgpUyEapCmM
See Ville-Matias' awesome original (complete with visualization) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCRPUv8V22o
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DorkbotPDX is happy to offer a free workshop as an introduction to Pure Data (Pd).
When: Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. 1-5pm
Bring: A laptop and headphones
Instructors: Jesse Mejia, Alex Norman, Jason Plumb, Edward Sharp
Pure Data (Pd) is a free, open-source, community supported data flow language and coding environment with an emphasis on sound, music, and multimedia. It was originally written by Miller Puckette (also the original author of Max/Max MSP) and runs on Linux, Mac OSX, Android, and Windows.
Pd has been used widely in the creation of art -- such as music, sound art, visual art, generative, new-media, and interactive art. Pd interfaces readily with MIDI equipment and many popular microcontrollers.
In this 4-hour course, students will learn the basics of Pd and will have fun developing foundational Pd patching skills.
Beginners are welcome. No prior computer programming or sound programming experience is required!Notes:
Students should attempt to install Pd prior to the workshop...but if not, no biggie. We can help with that!
Seating is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Attendees will respect Flux's code of conduct and will be asked to donate.Workshop Links/Notes/Materials
The workshop is over and was a blast! Thanks to all who turned up and worked hard and engaged the community.
Here's a list of resources, some/all were mentioned or showed during the workshop:
I like to put my projects on Instructables and I wanted to share this recent post.
Its 2.5V 10F Super Capacitor, Solar Charged, and Attiny85 charge controller and LED blinker.
We're excited to be hosting for Wendy and Mikey on (book) tour about
their unique, modern technological homesteading life!
And yes, it's taken most of a year to arrange, but we'll finally get a
When: Monday June 17th, 2013 - 8pm
Where: Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave)
Who: All ages -- open to the public
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In addition to having Glenn Phillips and also the Church of Robotron as
presenters, we will host an OpenDork session. This is an open-mic time
block where anybody may take the stage to talk about project or show a
When: March 25th, 2013 - 8pm
Where: Backspace ([link])
Who: All ages -- open to the public
Self Balancing Robots 101
Glenn's presentation will cover the basics of self balancing robots:
Sorry I'm late getting this out to the lists...I generally try and give
people a little more time to make arrangements, so sorry!
Tomorrow's meeting (Feb. 11th) will be held at Someday Lounge and
Backspace will be hosting a music event.
This is a casual meeting (no "formal" performances/presentations), but
Wanna make sure you at least make a dorkboard before the world esplödes?
This is your first chance of 2012 to be inducted into the cult of the arduino.
Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Ave
Saturday January 28th, 2012 from 1 to 5pm
*$1,000 grants available for AWESOME ideas*
Awesome Portland, a new grassroots foundation, invites you to join our
quest to make the city an even more fun, artsy, and innovative place to
Do you have a great, low-cost idea that will energize people, generate