Frequently Asked Questions

By: tlockney

2009-01-20 23:04:26

Dork ''what''?

Dorkbot. It's people doing strange things with electricity.

In Portland.

Are you dorks just about robots?

No. Definitely no.

Do you dorks all build robots?

No. Although some do.

What, besides robots, do people in this group do?

We make and tinker and experiment.  We do a lot of things.

Some examples: light art, wearable computers, circuit bending, hardware hacking, interactive art, new media, synthesizer invention, insect counting, generative software, etc., etc.

Some of us, believe it or not, don't do anything even remotely robot related.

So, what's up with the name?

It's a historical thing. Ask Douglas Repetto (founder of the original Dorkbot in NYC) if you really want to know. 

I posted a question as a comment on an obscure part of this site. Why don't I get an answer ?!?!

Unless someone actively reads the rss feed or monitors the site changes no one will notice. If you want instant answers ask your question in the #dorkbbotpdx IRC channel.

If you can wait a little bit you can post to the dorkbotpdx blabber mailing list.

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