Where: ADX, 417 SE 11th, Portland
When: Sunday, November 27 -- 1-5pm
Portland Synth Meet is a gathering for audio synthesizer enthusiasts. It's a chance for makers and collectors to show off their gear, share notes and make sounds. Synths of all kinds will be represented including modular and desktop synths, drum machines, circuit bent instruments and algorithmic one-liners. Anything that can synthesize or manipulate sound is welcome. Bring your own speakers and power strips. Local synth makers will offer demos at the top of every hour.
My ongoing effort to learn Final Cut Pro X......
Dorkbot PDX would like to welcome you to the latest installment of our semi-regular presentation series:
What's happening? Three great and inspiring talks regarding art, electronics, computers, physics, and a hybridized mega monster of all things strangely technical. Did we mention 3D bluetooth kittens and RF aardvarks dancing to the synthesizer sounds of the microcontroller apocalypse? Ok, I made that up...or did I?
Jesse will present an overview of a few recently completed projects and a few works in progress. His talk emphasizes bridging the gap between artists and pseudo-engineers, and he challenges the community to come up with a proper term for this crossover behavior.
Jesse is an artist and AV nerd represented digitally at anestheticaudio.com.
Slides can be found here:
Ward presents an overview of several affordable, contemporary wireless devices and demonstrates how they may be easily incorporated with today's microcontrollers. It's off-the-shelf RF demystified, and you too can go wireless with your projects!
SPROING! is a new web-based word game is like playing boggle in 3D, on platonic solids made of springs, with kittens (& aardvarks).
Simran will show off Sproing & its HTML5 implementation, show the design evolution of the game, and give you the math of spring physics simulations.
There will be a live multiplayer Sproing tournament during the talk, with chocolate at stake for the winner.
Simran Gleason is an artist and a nerd. Usually he makes noise, but sometimes likes to turn physics into games.
An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.
Disclaimer: This is what I’ve found that works, but it could definitely use some streamlining. If you have anything to add/change, please let me know and/or post accordingly.
Big thanks to Scott Dixon from DB and Seamus from ADX for helping to make this happen!
Laen's extra SMT adaptors are mighty handy....
First to resolve the primary issue from my last post: It turns out that, while 16 MHz operation of a dorkboard on 3.3v is outside the spec'd window, it still works. :) Lesson: When in doubt, try it! Worry about fixing it if it doesn't work.
Next problem: odd data.
This is a natural extension of the Exquisite Corpse form of drawing/painting/writing/film into electromechanical form.
1 piece. 12 collaborators. 12 months.
The schedule is now full.
I just got back from the Occupation area in the park on the river-side of the court house. There are 200 to 300 people there, spirits are good.
I asked what were the most immediate needs of O.P.
They are also trying to make (or get) a human-powered bicycle-generator to re-charge batteries of cell phones, etc. If anyone happens to have such a thing, they could really use it!
Doing revolutionary things with electricity...