Building Better Robots


A hands on introduction to the OpenCM9.04 micro-controller and the OpenCM IDE. The OpenCM9.04 brings the power of an ARM microprocessor to the Arduino world. In addition to providing access to the large pool of Arduino libraries, it allows the use of high power TTL servos specifically designed for robotics applications. With the addition of a daughter board, industrial RS485 servos can be used to build real automation equipment leveraging what the user already knows about the Arduino world. The workshop will demonstrate how to get started with the OpenCM9.04 and and show a variety of applications including a humanoid robot dance team.

Imagining Wearables


We've seen the release of a variety of interesting electronic textile DIY platforms and a boom in consumer wearable gadgets that include self trackers and mobile phone peripherals.But what's missing? And what's coming next? How can we as makers use our making to imagine and prototype possible futures for wearable electronics? This talk will share a range of wildly imaginative projects as well as introduce areas for future making.

Introducing Intel Edison


Intel Edison technology packs a robust set of features into its small size -- delivering great performance, durability, and a broad spectrum of I/O and software support. Those versatile features help meet the needs of a wide range of makers and pro-makers. Jim will provide an introduction to using Linux* with the Intel Edison technology's hardware, software, and cloud capabilities. In addition, he will outline how the new Intel Edison board, paired with a number of expansion boards, can support the thousands of ideas on the cusp of being invented.

Learn to Prototype Projects and Applications with the LaunchPad Ecosystem


The LaunchPad Ecosystem from Texas Instruments allows makers to rapidly prototype projects and applications using affordable modular hardware powered by TI technology. TI has one of the largest portfolios of embedded processing, analog, and wireless integrated circuits and you can use LaunchPad to start evaluating these parts for your next project. The Energia IDE allows makers to quickly create code to run on the LaunchPads and drive BoosterPack plug-in modules. Quickly add WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, sensors, displays, LEDs, and more to your LaunchPad project to create demonstrations of home automation, motor control, and dynamic lighting.

adaptive [skins] : Smart Materials and Dynamic Systems in Architecture


The project adaptive [skins] questions the static nature of architectural spaces, and engenders dynamism and motion in architecture in a complex and dynamic environment. an investigation exploring design of building skin systems that adapt to the dynamic environmental conditions to regulate the internal conditions in a habitable space, over different periods of time. Smart systems that integrate smart materials and smart geometries are developed that can be self-actuated to adjust to the seasonal changes leading to phenomenal conditioning, energy efficiency and creating dynamic spatial effects, for the interior as well as exterior.

Computer Music Embodiment and Interactive Sound Design


The presentation will be focused on discussing the possibilities available on the market and techniques that allow the use of BioFeedback sensors to compose, perform and interact with music. Adriano's talk will focus on the importance of Kinesthetic for the development of Performance arts and will analyze his collection of work including the use of: Kinect, Leapmotion, iOS, accelerometers and several other ways to control and interact with the computer in the music making process. The presentation will analyze the Interactive Sound Design approach of Adriano Clemente


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