With all the microcontrollers and single board computers on the market, it's hard to know which one is right for your project. This presentation walks you through the boards available in the Maker Shed in an attempt to add clarity to the confusion.
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.
LEGO / Arduino are both excellent, beginner-friendly systems to quickly prototype mechanical / electronic ideas. Come learn about how to combine the two using Bricktronics, a new hardware and software system created by Wayne and Layne.
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.
Get Started with Little Robot Friends! Light, sound, touch-sensitive, hackable, fully customizable, these expressive robotic characters are capable of both coded behaviors and storing memories. Learn how LRF developed from inspiration to creation!
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.
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.
The Pax Instruments T400 is an open-source four-channel thermocouple temperature datalogger based on the Arduinou2122 Leonardo. Measurements can be logged to MicoSD card, printed to serial port, and graphed live to LCD.
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.
The A2DAMC ArtMachineContraption is a homemade 2D CNC type arduino based painting/drawing machine. It draws paint lines using a pinstriping paint wheel and sprays paint with an airbrush and control drops paint using a pump.
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
ASTROGUN is an Asteroid shooting game. The player stands and has to shoot Asteroids that are coming towards him from any direction, before they hit him. A RADAR-like view helps the player locate the asteroids