I'm new to Arduino (and this group) and would like to create a Midi controller using this interesting new circuitry. Any information about what I might want to purchase to get started would be just grand. My goal is to create a Midi Concertina Accordion controller much like this one: http://home.stny.rr.com/peverett/gadget.html , only using Arduino. If successful, I imagine a small Midi band meeting late evening upstairs at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village. I too work with electron microscopes . . . must be something in the water here in the NW? Cheers, BD
Hello Everybody! I'm a System Admin at a local ISP/Webhost/VOIP provider. Thats just my day job though. Most of the time I am downstairs in my little shop poking/breaking/fixing/making things. I'm somewhat new to the whole robotics arena. I am quite interested in the physical computing platform. Drop me a line.
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7:00pm at the Lucky Lab NW
Background: Played with basic stamp in the past. Let the magic smoke out of alot of electronic widgets (including a 3 million dollar electron microscope... but that was my job sorta) Went to the indoctrination, parts 1 and 2. I now have a nice arduino (bare bones) that I've been fiddling with, thinking about....
temp control in the greenhouse I built last year replacing the cheezy IR remote control on a centipede "robot" that I ordered from Japan last year, to make it a real live robot
I am a Ph.D student in Systems Science. I live and teach in Portland Metro.
For dorkbotpdx last night, I made this little toy:
It's an 8x8 red+green LED Matrix, driven by two shift registers and a Bare Bones Board Freeduino by Modern Device Company.
Ok, I just realized I haven't sent anything out yet... but there WILL be a meeting tomorrow at the NW Lucky Lab. I'm too damn tired to think of anything witty to say, just show up, bring something interesting if you've got anything new to show off, or maybe bring a friend!
Anyway, here's the deal if you haven't been before. We meet at 7PM at the NW Lucky Lab (**NOT** the Hawthorne location). We should be easy to find -- just look for the geeks with all the crazy stuff lying on the table. If I remember, I'll even bring my DorkbotPDX banner. Anyway, come join us -- we don't bite.
You know you've been sitting there thinking "why don't those two weeks go by faster? I *NEED* my DorkbotPDX fix, now!"
Well, I'm here to tell you that your wait is nearly over. In just 4 days time you can satisfy that need to hang out and socialize (a frightening concent, I know) with other freaks and geeks. Of course, I know there's a lot of newcomers out there, so don't be afraid -- we don't bite (well, Don might, but I'll leave that one for you to find out).
Bring your toys, your ideas and most of all your ability to have fun. We take all kinds and we don't turn anyone away.
The Group Order is on hiatus. If you'd like to pick it back up, please let us know!
Order spreadsheet is Here Orders go out to: Mouser Digikey MiniCircuits please consult the Recommended Parts Page before ordering, the more commonly a part that performs a particular function is used, the more people will buy it. the more people buy a part the easier it is to get a bulk discount on a particular order.
Ok, sorry if this spiel sounds familiar... I'm going on fumes at the moment and just wanted to get this out:
It's time again to break out the breadboards, shine up the solder joints and light up the LEDs with your good friends in DorkbotPDX. We'll be meeting once again to mull over strange ideas (involving electricity, of course), hash out plans for world domination and, as always, drink beer. Come join us, bring along a project if you have one and can fit it in your preferred mode of transport, and make yourself known to your fellow Portland dorks.
When: Monday, April 14th, 7pm