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GitHub - Microsoft/ELL: Embedded Learning Library
"The Embedded Learning Library (ELL) allows you to build and deploy machine-learned pipelines onto embedded platforms, like Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, micro:bits, and other microcontrollers. The deployed machine learning model runs on the device, disconnected from the cloud. Our APIs can be used either from C++ or Python.

This project has been developed by a team of researchers at Microsoft Research. It's a work in progress, and we expect it to change rapidly, including breaking API changes. Despite this code churn, we welcome you to try it and give us feedback!

A good place to start is the tutorial, which allows you to do image recognition on a Raspberry Pi with a web cam, disconnected from the cloud. The software you deploy to the Pi will recognize a variety of common objects on camera and print a label for the recognized object on the Pi's screen."
machinelearning  embedded  arduino  ai  raspberrypi  microsoft  code  microcontrollers  via:clivethompson 
july 2017 by robertogreco
ScratchX
"Play with Experimental Extensions to Scratch!

With Experimental Extensions, you can create Scratch projects that connect with external hardware (such as electronic devices and robotics) and online resources (including web data and web services)."

[See these:
- Arduino
- Text to Speech
- ISS Tracker
- Sound Synthesizer
- Twitter
- Weather ]
scratch  arduino  twitter  sound  texttospeech  weather  iss 
august 2016 by robertogreco
O Watch | 3D printable Arduino smartwatch kit for kids
"O Watch is an Arduino based smartwatch kit for kids to get started with hands-on programming and 3D design. It comes with a complete set of components and easy-to-use instructions to create your own smartwatch. You can customize it by creating 3D printed watch cases and colorful straps using various band making techniques like paracording."
owatch  arduino  3dprinting  smartwatches  2015 
august 2015 by robertogreco
How My Dog Sends Selfies
"A few weeks after we got our puppy, we taught her how to turn on a light.
Turns out Kaira will do just about anything if you can clearly communicate your desires and have a treat in your hand. There’s an Ikea lamp in our bedroom that’s activated by stepping on a floor switch. We started Kaira’s training by placing her paw on the switch, saying “Light,” and giving her a treat. Once she had that down, we’d press down on her paw and withhold the treat until she heard a “click.” Eventually, we got to the point where we could say “Light” from across the room and Kaira would run over and do the job:

[video]

So let’s say you’ve a dog that can press a button. What could you do with that?
Doggy Selfies
A couple months after Twilio launched MMS, I was reading through one of Ricky Robinett’s hardware hacking posts and started to wonder if there was a way to get Kaira to send me selfies. Thanks to the Arduino Yun, the answer to that question is a resounding “Yes!”

[video]

What you’re seeing in the video is a cigar box that houses a massive arcade button and an Arduino Yun. The second cigar box merely serves as a stand for the webcam that’s plugged into the Yun. (My local cigar shop sells empties for $2 — they make for sturdy and stylish enclosures for your hardware projects)."
dogs  animals  cameras  selfies  arduino  human-animalrelations  human-animalrelationships  arduinoyun  twilio  gregbaugues  buttons  multispecies 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Home - Technology Will Save Us Technology Will Save Us
"Technology Will Save Us design gadgets that you can make yourself. Our DIY kits and resources are the best way to learn skills, make cool things and begin your own journey as a tech maker."

[See also: https://vimeo.com/59401624 ]
arduino  electronics  kits  classideas  projectideas  diy  education 
november 2014 by robertogreco
From A to B
"What happens when you send something by mail? What happens in between you sending it off and someone else receiving it? What people and processes are involved and how many steps does it take?
 
Those all were questions I was dealing with and wanted to find out. So instead of sitting back I started a simple project to actually see it myself. I put a small camera in a box, build a timer circuit using Arduino and shipped it.
 
That's as simple as it is. The timer circuit was set to make a 3 sec video every minute and make longer videos while the box was moving: to not miss on the 'interesting' parts."
shipping  systems  systemsthinking  timelapse  arduino  2014  cameras  mail  packages  distribution  via:alexismadrigal  rubenvandervleuten 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Meet the makers: How my iSchoolers turned curiosity into circuits | Chalkbeat
"I know nothing about physical computing. But that doesn’t mean my students aren’t learning about it.

I know a little about cartography, design and feminism, which I teach at the NYC iSchool in Manhattan. But physical computing — the programming of physical objects that humans can interact with, like a bike helmet that lights up when it gets dark outside — is beyond what I feel comfortable teaching.

However, I believe curiosity is enough to drive a class, and I had a hunch that physical computing would be an incredible opportunity for teaching programming, electronics, craft, design, prototyping and an entire list of other skills like persistence and collaboration.

So in September, I launched a quarter-long class (then called Media Lab, after MIT’s home of tech/design experimentation) that asked students to experiment with three different platforms: sewable circuits, using the Lilypad Arduino; conductive interfaces, using the MaKey MaKey; and 3D printing using a MakerBot. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I learned from teachers I follow on Twitter that I should do it anyway, so I did.

The 18 students in that first class really had to teach themselves. Because I didn’t have the answers, they had to find them elsewhere. This was an empowering — but also often frustrating — experience, and the lack of structure led to spontaneous collaborations. The student who knew the most about sewing helped everyone else with that, while the students who were more comfortable with programming shared their skills.

Towards the end of the course, I asked if anyone would be interested in sharing their unusual experience in the class with others, and five students took the lead in putting together a workshop.

Since then, the “iSchool Five” have been invited to talk about their experience at conferences in Philadelphia and Boston. Their workshops introduce educators to “maker education” — a model grounded in the belief that we learn best by making physical things with accessible tools — by teaching them how to make paper circuits, like the kind you can find in greeting cards that light up or play music.

Their goal with these workshops is to take educators through the learning process they experienced in my class: some basic instruction followed by lots of figuring it out. They want participants to leave with the confidence needed to bring this approach back to their classrooms."
christinajenkins  education  teaching  physicalcomputing  learning  howweteach  2014  students  makeymakey  3dprinting  makerbot  arduino  lilypad  notknowing 
march 2014 by robertogreco
LISA PARK
"Lisa Park (Yeon-Hee) was raised in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in New York. Her background was in Fine Art Media in her undergraduate degree at Art Center College of Design and her works range from painting, installation, photography, and film.She began to focus her artistic practice in interactive based works by integrating technology and art. She has her master’s degree in M.P.S from ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) at New York University. The program’s multidisciplinary education significantly extended her knowledge to use programming softwares like Processing, Arduino, Max/MSP to create into art works.

Over the past years, she used technology as an interface to create projects like Eunoia, Le Violon d’Lisa, and Obsession is sad Passion. She does performance and the recurring themes in her works deal with vulnerability, confrontation, suspension, self-control, and liberation."

[via: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/eunoia-seeking-enlightenment-by-tracking-brainwaves ]
lisapark  art  artists  arduino  processing  physicalcomputing  eunoia  performance  interactive  technology 
june 2013 by robertogreco
SparkTruck
"SparkTruck is an educational build-mobile! We’re traveling across the USA with cool 21st-century shop tools, spreading the fun of hands-on learning and encouraging kids to find their inner maker."

[See also: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonchua/sparklab-an-educational-build-mobile ]
openstudioproject  making  doing  makerspaces  mobile  arduino  hackerspaces  sparktruck 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Critical Making - Hertz
"Critical Making is a handmade book project by Garnet Hertz that explores how hands-on productive work ‐ making ‐ can supplement and extend critical reflection on technology and society. It works to blend and extend the fields of design, contemporary art, DIY/craft and technological development. It also can be thought of as an appeal to the electronic DIY maker movement to be critically engaged with culture, history and society: after learning to use a 3D printer, making an LED blink or using an Arduino, then what?

The publication has 70 contributors ‐ primarily from contemporary art and academia ‐ and its 352 pages are bound in ten pocket-sized zine-like volumes. The project takes the topic of DIY culture literally by printing an edition of 300 copies on a hacked photocopier with booklets that were manually folded, stapled and cut. Academic publishing is at a point in history where it deserves to be questioned, and this project proposes that a small-scale run on a photocopier by one person can have more impact than an academic monograph from a major university press.

The 300 finished copies were primarily given away for free to project contributors, individuals and institutions important to them. Some of the handmade copies were traded for reviews, photographs, videos, lectures and were given to library archives. As of February 2013, approximately twenty hardcopies exist, and the project is exploring wider distribution formats that challenge the medium of academic publishing."

[See also: http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2013/01/critical-making.php
http://theengineinstitute.org/critical-making-a-crowdsource-zine
http://www.viddler.com/v/d2de65a2?secret=103681001 ]
art  books  criticism  magazines  criticalmaking  making  garnethertz  via:ablerism  diyculture  glvo  openstudioproject  academia  arduino  learning  technology  society  makerculture 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Cicada Tracker | WNYC
"WNYC invites families, armchair scientists and lovers of nature to join in a bit of mass science: track the cicadas that emerge once every 17 years across New Jersey, New York and the whole Northeast by building homemade sensors and reporting your observations."
arduino  crowdsourcing  data  diy  wncy  cicadas  insects  2013  sensors  newjersey  newyork  northeast 
march 2013 by robertogreco
I Just Wanna Hold Your Hand
"By interacting with one another people are able to transform their environment through play."

"Two metal hands are mounted to the wall. When two or more individuals complete the circuit they provoke audio-visual responses.

The level of interactivity is determined by the flow of electricity through the individuals

The interaction can be tailored per installation; the core tool is the Arduino, and in this case we’ve experimented with Processing projections to activate blank city walls. storefronts, or pavement.

This design allows for expansion as well as meaningful data collection.

Also, we just like making people hold hands."
arduino  processing  games  play  touch  contact  humancontact  circuits  datacollection 
january 2013 by robertogreco
Outstanding Video About Modern Knowledge Construction
"I shot this amateur video at the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece. It is a recording of Dr. Mike Eisenberg‘s remarkable plenary address based on his paper, “Constructionism: New Technologies, New Purposes.”

Anyone interested in learning, emerging technology, creativity, the arts, science or craft would be wise to watch this terrific presentation."

[Direct link to video: https://vimeo.com/49891132 ]
anthropology  bedrooms  economics  displays  hangouts  traditions  rituals  interest  passion  misfits  weirdos  schooldesign  design  settings  setting  popularity  uptonsinclair  vannevarbush  arts  art  craft  doing  making  deschooling  unschooling  science  projectbasedlearning  arduino  3dprinting  spaces  meaningmaking  purpose  agency  networks  activities  openstudioproject  lcproject  environment  srg  edg  glvo  education  technology  learning  children  constructionist  constructionism  2012  mikeeisenberg  pbl  ritual 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Electric Imp powered Walkie Talkie on Vimeo
"Using a cheap greetings card audio component, a toy Walkie Talkie bought at a flea market and an Electric Imp, I created a WiFi powered audio device.

Clicking the image of Neil Armstrong triggers the audio in the Walkie Talkie."
projectideas  make  arduino  wifi  brendandawes  2012  electricimp 
august 2012 by robertogreco
MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone (Official Site)
"MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween:

The kit will include everything you see above: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable."
interface  mit  invention  programming  children  interaction  hardware  diy  arduino  makeymakey  coding 
july 2012 by robertogreco
CW&T; is an art and design studio.
"At CW&T;, we create multidisciplinary work in collaborative environments where we leverage technology and computing. With the latest tools and processes, we imagine near future possibilities and build them into reality.

Our design approach is to create lasting designs while questioning conventional thinking. In our quest to fulfill our goals, we favor minimal aesthetics, intuitive interfaces and over-engineered construction.

Che-Wei Wang is an artist, designer and architect. His work involves a wide range of disciplines and skills ranging from architecture, exhibition design, web design, interactive installations, robotics, sculpture and product design…

Taylor Levy is an artist and designer who works with various technologies. In her work, technology is broken apart and reconstructed to expose its otherwise opaque inner workings…

Many projects call for unique talents, so we assemble the best from our community of close collaborators that love working together."
glvo  javascript  java  openframeworks  processing  arduino  brooklyn  taylorlevy  che-weiwang  industrialdesign  id  architecture  design  art  nyc 
june 2012 by robertogreco
momo: a haptic navigation device
"Momo is a haptic navigational device that requires only the sense of touch to guide a user. No maps, no text, no arrows, no lights. It sits on the palm of one's hand and leans, vibrates and gravitates towards a preset location. Akin to someone pointing you in the right direction, there is no need to find your map, you simply follow as the device leans toward your destination."
kristino'friel  che-weiwang  2007  nyc  momo  haptic  gps  robot  art  arduino  navigation 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Piccolo: The Tiny CNC-bot
"Piccolo is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform. For under $70, you will be able to assemble your personal Arduino-compatible kit for tinkering, and playing with basic CNC output. Be it plotting a quick graffiti, printing a one-off business card on the fly, or multiple Piccolos working together to create a large mural, this kit provides a platform for experimenting with 2D or 3D digital fabrication at a small scale.

We are currently refining the Piccolo prototype into an open-source design that is simple, quick to assemble, and easy to use, and is entirely composed of digitally manufactured components and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware.

The Piccolo project includes Arduino and Processing libraries, to use Piccolo in a variety of ways such as moving autonomously or responding to sensors and data, whilst providing an accessible educational tool and a new output for Processing sketches."
drawing  srg  edg  make  cnc  arduino  piccolo  processing 
february 2012 by robertogreco
russell davies: talking on the radio / the internet with things
"This makes me feel like we're on the edge of something interesting; something Andy Huntington has called 'the GeoCities of Things' - the moment when it's as easy to make personal technology objects as it was to make a GeoCities page.

So I wonder whether the 'Internet With Things' is a more useful term than the 'Internet Of Things'. As Matt Jones has said "The network is as important to think about as the things" and the network has people in it. We're in there with the things. And people are looking for more than just sleek efficiency, they're after something else, something unexpected."
geocities  geocitiesofthings  internetofthings  russelldavies  arduino  shapingthings  brucesterling  andyhuntington  making  makers  hacking  2011  spimes  post-digital  iot 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Teagueduino: Learn to Make by Teague — Kickstarter
"Teagueduino is an open source electronic board and interface that allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code, while teaching you the ropes of programming and embedded development (like arduino). Teagueduino is designed to help you discover your inner techno-geek and embrace the awesomeness of making things in realtime — even if you’ve only ever programmed your VCR."
arduino  microprocessors  2011  electronics  kickstarter  hardware  diy  hacking  learning 
november 2011 by robertogreco
MAKE | Zen and the Art of Making
"Some of the most talented and prolific people I know have dozens of interests and hobbies. When I ask them about this, the response is usually something like “I love to learn.” I think the new discoveries and joys of learning are the crux of this beginner thing I’ve been thinking about. Sure, when you’ve mastered something it’s valuable, but then part of your journey is over — you’ve arrived, and the trick is to find something you’ll always have a sense of wonder about. I think this is why scientists and artists, who are usually experts, love what they do: there is always something new ahead. It’s possible to be an expert but still retain the mind of a beginner. It’s hard, but the best experts can do it. In making things, in art, in science, in engineering, you can always be a beginner about something you’re doing — the fields are too vast to know it all."
philliptorrone  making  learning  unschooling  curiosity  education  experts  generalists  creativegeneralists  2011  zen  knowledge  expertise  lewiscarroll  makers  electronics  art  artists  science  scientists  tinkering  tinkerers  lifelonglearning  deschooling  mindset  beginners  invention  arduino  fear  risktaking  riskaversion  teaching  lcproject  failure  stasis  yearoff  openminded  children  interestedness  specialists  motivation  intrinsicmotivation  exploration  internet  web  online  constraints  specialization  interested  beginner'smind 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Worklog
"My name is Jordi Parra and this Tumblr is a personal worklog to keep track of the process of my degree project: a device to listen to Spotify at home."
spotify  arduino  electronics  rfid  music  design  radio  jordiparra 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Practical Magic | Think Quarterly by Google
"The most original innovations spring from mucking about, not from thinking hard. Perhaps that’s really why all this is happening now – components are getting smaller and cheaper, computing is becoming disposable, networking is getting easier – but I don’t think this is driven just by technology. It’s driven by a generation of inventors who’ve learned the power of fast, cheap ‘making’ on the web and want to try it in the world.

This, to me, is as exciting as the day I downloaded a browser. We’re seeing the connectivity and power of the web seeping from our devices and into our objects. Everyday objects, yes, but also new generations of extraordinary objects – flying robot penguin balloons, quadrocopters that can play tennis, Wi-Fi rabbits that tell you the weather."
google  innovation  russelldavies  tinkering  berglondon  berg  wifi  arduino  mikekuniavsky  html  web  internet  making  hacking  internetofthings  spimes  2011  iot 
july 2011 by robertogreco
» The New Ecology of Things: Slabs, Sofducts, and Bespoke Objects Johnny Holland – It's all about interaction » Blog Archive
"Several major trends are emerging that affect interaction design. With the advent of post-PC devices like the iPad, cheap sensors and microcontrollers like the Arduino, and services like Kindle Wispersync, we’re in the middle of a shift towards ubiquitous computing, tangible interaction, and cloud services. Because of these trends, our field must consider the integration of the traditionally separate areas of screen and tangible interaction design.

Of particular significance is the shift away from the generic computation typified by the “personal computer,” which never really achieved the individuality or specificity implied by the term “personal.” In short, we’re experiencing the emergence of The New Ecology of Things, where a network of heterogeneous, smart objects and spaces are replacing our current design context."
consumerism  twitter  ipad  ecology  internetofthings  ecologyofthings  matthewcrawford  shopclassassoulcraft  making  meaning  meaningmaking  personalization  sofducts  bespoke  bespokeobjects  craft  slabs  interactiondesign  interaction  glvo  diy  iphone  applications  computing  fabbing  3dprinter  3d  culture  software  hardware  prosthetics  tailoring  animism  sound  light  haptics  kinetic  kineticbehavior  behavior  android  arduino  nikeid  manufacturing  apple  philipvanallen  spimes  ios  iot 
may 2011 by robertogreco
4 (More) Tools for Teaching Kids to Code
"We wrote a story earlier this fall with 4 suggestions for some of our favorite programming tools aimed at kids. And that list is worth repeating: the graphical programming language Scratch, the programmable robotics of Lego Mindstorms, the 3D programming environment Alice, and the Android App Inventor.

But in the spirit of National Computer Education Week and the hopes that we can encourage more kids not just to use technology but to build technology, here's a list of 4 more: Kodu, Small Basic, Arduino, and Squeak"
programming  education  children  coding  tools  scratch  kodu  microsoft  arduino  android  edg  srg  tcsnmy  lego  legomindstorms  alice  androidappinventor  smallapp  squeak  glvo  xbox360  mac  windows  via:thelibrarianedge  teaching 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Bubblino: The Twitter-watching, bubble-blowing Arduino-bot
"Bubblino is a Twitter-monitoring, bubble-blowing Arduino-bot.

He watches twitter for a chosen keyword and every time he finds a new mention then he blows bubbles."
arduino  twitter  bubblino  microcontrollers  ambient 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Enigma Gadgets:NameSpace
"Here is I. M. Chip Blue, the fifth in my series of Enigma Gadgets. Like the others, it's based on the Arudino microcontroller and uses the Quadravox QV300 speech module. The QV300 is programmed from the factory to speak 240 common technical terms including units of measure, numbers and colors. I. M. Chip Blue also contains a Memsic 2125 accelerometer. I have programmed it the device to speak nonsensical sentences based on a set of rules. The rules vary depending on the way the device is oriented."
craighickman  arduino  microcontrollers  fictionalsmartboxes  accelerometers  numbers  colors  voice  nonsense 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Citilab - Projecte Scratch
"S4A is a Scratch modification that supports simple programming of the Arduino open source hardware platform. It provides new blocks for managing sensors and actuators connected to Arduino. There is also a sensor report board similar to the PicoBoard.<br />
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It has been created to attract people to the programming world. The goal is also to provide a high level interface to Arduino programmers taking profit of Scratch environment with functionalities such as interacting with a set of boards through user events."
scratch  arduino  microcontrollers  coding  programming  edg  srg  s4a  todo 
september 2010 by robertogreco
MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) - Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki
"The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use, affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the MSP430 family.

Easy-to-use – LaunchPad includes all of the hardware and software needed to get started. Open source projects and code examples help users get up and running quickly.

Affordable – For $4.30, the LaunchPad includes a development board, 2 programmable MSP430 microcontrollers, mini-USB cable, PCB connectors for expandability, external crystal for increased clock accuracy, and free & downloadable software integrated development environments (IDEs) – everything you need to get started today.

Scalable – The LaunchPad is a simple introduction to the MSP430 microcontroller family. As application requirements change, programs developed on the LaunchPad can be migrated to higher end MSP430 devices."

[via: http://hackaday.com/2010/06/22/ti-makes-a-big-bid-for-the-hobby-market/ ]

[see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSP430 ]
microcontrollers  texasinstruments  ti  msp430  arduino  usb  opensource  electronics  hacking  diy  hardware 
august 2010 by robertogreco
MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) - Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki
"The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use, affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the MSP430 family.

Easy-to-use – LaunchPad includes all of the hardware and software needed to get started. Open source projects and code examples help users get up and running quickly.

Affordable – For $4.30, the LaunchPad includes a development board, 2 programmable MSP430 microcontrollers, mini-USB cable, PCB connectors for expandability, external crystal for increased clock accuracy, and free & downloadable software integrated development environments (IDEs) – everything you need to get started today.

Scalable – The LaunchPad is a simple introduction to the MSP430 microcontroller family. As application requirements change, programs developed on the LaunchPad can be migrated to higher end MSP430 devices."

[via: http://hackaday.com/2010/06/22/ti-makes-a-big-bid-for-the-hobby-market/ ]

[see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSP430 ]
microcontrollers  texasinstruments  ti  msp430  arduino  usb  opensource  electronics  hacking  diy  hardware 
august 2010 by robertogreco
GearBox Inc.
"Gearbox is a Boulder based startup that works with consumer electronics companies and developers to bring phone controlled open devices to market."

[via: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/10716/gearbox-ball.html ]
electronics  android  arduino  toys  edg  microcontrollers  mobile  phones  glvo  projectideas  gearbox 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Modkit [I would love to have an invite for this.]
"Modkit is an in-browser graphical programming environment for little devices called embedded systems. Modkit can currently program Arduino and Arduino compatible hardware using simple graphical blocks similar to and heavily inspired by the Scratch programming environment developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab."
edg  arg  arduino  scratch  programming  coding  processing  physicalcomputing  automation  embedded  hardware  electronics  education  diy  toshare 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Dream.Addictive » arte.electrónico.digital.análogo
"DreamAddictive es un proyecto colaborativo de arte y tecnología. Inicia en el 2003, en la ciudad de Tijuana a cargo de Carmen González y Leslie García"
arduino  art  media  tijuana  mexico  borders  glvo  technology  sandiego 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Crash Space
"Crash Space is a hackerspace in Los Angeles, and is part of the growing global hackerspace movement. We are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things we can build with the pieces. We meet regularly at our physical location in Culver City.

Crash Space is generally open to members only, with the exception of regularly scheduled classes and occasional events. Our Mailing List is open to anyone and we invite you to join and say Hi. You can also check out our flickr group to see what we are up to."
losangeles  hackerspaces  hackercollective  lcproject  hackers  make  diy  arduino  seanbonner  electronics  hacking  space  socal  sandiego  culvercity 
february 2010 by robertogreco
GetRobo Blog English: Marriage of Robotics with Handicraft
"Engineer and electronics shop owner Osamu Iwasaki who's been building robots for some time is currently interested in using "soft material" for his machines. His newest work is the RoboKnit which is a collaboration with Hanakomet who did the knitting. A little while ago, Iwasaki-san worked with textile artist Tomoco Mouri to make the Kinetic Quilt. He used a Lilypad Arduino, one $12 servo motor and piano wire and it took him about an hour to build this. ... So why combine handicraft with robotics? People's reactions to these kinds of robots is what motivates Iwasaki-san. The RoboKnit is "Cute!" and many children gathered around when he was filming the video at the park. On the other hand, the general impression of the Kinetic Quilt was "Creepy~~." "If they were just made of motors and metal, people would've reacted differently. I'm curious to find out what kind of movements and structure make people react in certain ways," he says."
glvo  crafts  edg  srg  robots  knitting  quilting  arduino  lilypad  roboknit 
february 2010 by robertogreco
The Arduino in the Atlantic | Beyond The Beyond
"*Gosh, the time-honored Atlantic is an interesting venue for a discussion of the Arduino.
brucesterling  arduino  microcontrollers 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Tinkering Makes Comeback Amid Crisis - WSJ.com
"American tradition of tinkering...is making comeback, boosted by renewed interest in hands-on work amid economic crisis & falling prices of high-tech tools & materials...Engineering schools across country report students are showing an enthusiasm for hands-on work that hasn't been seen in years. Workshops for people to share tools & ideas -"hackerspaces"- are popping up all over country...124 in US...up from a handful at the start of last year. SparkFun...expects sales of about $10 million this year, up from $6 million in 2008. "Make" mag...has grown from 22,000 subscribers in 2005 to > 100,000 now...annual "Maker Faire"...attracted 75,000 people this year. "We've had this merging of DIY with technology," says Bre Pettis..."I'm calling it Industrial Revolution 2."...Hands-on is catching on at other schools...27% more undergrads earned mechanical-engineering degrees in 2008 than 2003...[while] # of computer-engineering graduates slipped by 31%."
hacking  tinkering  diy  make  making  doing  tcsnmy  lcproject  hackerspaces  trends  handson  2009  engineering  arduino  makemagazine  sparkfun  education  universities  colleges  learning  manufacturing  fabbing  electronics 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Sketching in Hardware is Changing Your Life, by Fabricio Dore - Core77
"Designers should be spending more time creating variations of experiences and running those through users instead of reassembling the building blocks...Reinventing the wheel is not exactly how we should spend our precious time."
interactiondesign  prototyping  physicalcomputing  arduino  hardware  innovation  research  design  microcontrollers  ideo  sketching  interaction  core77  engineering  ux  electronics 
october 2009 by robertogreco
The Tweeting House: Twitter + Internet of Things
"Stanford-Clark has set up various systems for real-time monitoring of the Internet of Things, many of them using Twitter (he calls the resulting tweets "tweetjects"). One example got a bit of mainstream media coverage lately: a house that uses Twitter to monitor its energy consumption.

As Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC reported recently, Stanford-Clark has installed sensors on a number of household objects - such as electricity meters and windows. From this he can monitor lighting, heating, temperature, phone and water usage. Stanford-Clark is able to turn his fountain, lights and heaters on and off by flicking switches on a web page or from a live dashboard application on his mobile phone."
twitter  internetofthings  sensors  internet  arduino  technology  ibm  innovation  homes  personalinformatics  sustainability  spimes  iot 
july 2009 by robertogreco
NETLab Toolkit - NETLab
"The NETLab Toolkit is a free set of software tools that enable designers to easily "sketch in hardware". With no programming at all and working in the familiar environment of Flash, designers can hook up a physical sensor (e.g. a knob) and immediately get that knob to control a motor or a video projection. The toolkit works with a wide range of sensors, wireless sensors, input from the Wii Remote, controls motors and LEDs, communicates with MIDI devices, controls sound, graphics, and video in Flash, and communicates with DMX computer controlled lighting equipment, all with a simple drag-and-drop interface (of course, programming hooks are provided as well)."
physicalcomputing  arduino  processing  flash  prototyping  sensors  electronics  hardware  computing  diy  interface  tools  technology  development  programming  design  netlab  microcontrollers 
july 2009 by robertogreco
The Daily Duino» Getting Started with Pachube & Arduino
"Another post on Pachube and how easy it is to get setup and going. This post will cover the basic steps on how to get some sensors online! I will be using my project of two light sensors as an example."
pachube  arduino  microcontrollers  howto  tutorials  diy  processing  sensing  sensors  via:preoccupations 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Why the Arduino Matters - Ideas For Dozens
"Today, the world of physical computing closely resembles the personal computer industry circa 1975...Recently, our Altair arrived...the Arduino...If [it] is the Altair of physical computing then what will be its VisiCalc? What will be the killer app that makes the physical computer of the future a necessity for business...what will physical [it's] Mac look like?...In the next few years, physical computing has as much of a shot at changing the world as technologies ever get...this is the time to get involved. Unlike the web, personal computer & green energy industries, physical computing is a space where 2 guys in a garage can come along & invent something that will touch billions of people around the world w/out anyone else's permission. That's because what's needed in physical computing is not advanced research, massive infrastructure investment, or huge production facilities. What's needed is close attention to applying the existing technology to solving human-scale problems."
via:preoccupations  arduino  physicalcomputing  future  history  altair  computing  diy  make  hardware  technology  hacking  tcsnmy 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Lowtech Sensors and Actuators
"This report describes the results of a collaborative research project to develop a suite of low-tech sensors and actuators that might be useful for artists and architects working with interactive environments. With this project we hoped to consolidate a number of different approaches we had found ourselves taking in our own work and develop both a "kit-of-parts" and a more conceptual framework for producing such works."
edg  make  art  howto  diy  electronics  toys  hardware  tutorial  robotics  sensors  hacking  arduino  physicalcomputing  computing  hacks  technology  opensource  programming  interface  lowtech  usmanhaque  low-tech 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Make: Online : Children's Arduino Workshop
"I absolutely love this video posted by Jessica Wolpert. It's (3) eleven-year-old girls working on an Arduino project. It looks like the final project is a "mouse alert system" that blinks the eyes of the cat when the mouse gets too close. I am so happy to see kids experimenting with electronics and micro-controllers. Are you working with kids on any electronics projects? If so, please post them in the comments so we can write about it! Thanks!"
arduino  kids  hacks  make  diy  hacking  learning  education  microcontrollers 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Tom Taylor : Projects : Microprinter
"The microprinter is an experiment in physical activity streams and notification, using a repurposed receipt printer connected to the web.
microprinter  printing  make  arduino  diy  howto  hardware  art  papercamp  print  paper  electronics  hacking  projectideas  glvo 
april 2009 by robertogreco
5 Companies Building the "Internet of Things" - ReadWriteWeb
"The "internet of things" is a concept that describes a wireless network between objects. In a way, it parallels the current network of addressable web pages (aka the "world wide web"), except "the internet of things" would include addressable inanimate objects that could be anything from your home's refrigerator to the shoes on your feet. Although this world of web-connected things has been much discussed for years, we've seen little movement pushing the concept forward. At least, until now."
internetofthings  tikitag  arduino  microcontrollers  mir:ror  blogjects  rfid  nearfield  wifi  internet  future  web  twitchboard  objects  things  programming  hardware  webdesign  trends  innovation  nabaztag  pachube  zerog  spimes  iot  webdev 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Requested Reading Recommendations — School of Visual Arts — MFA in Interaction Design
"Upon the request of readers, we asked faculty to recommend books for an interaction design reading list. These could be landmark texts, underdogs, or critical reads, or stepping stones to other fields. The following is what resulted from our request, comprising in part: a sneak preview of what will be assigned in courses; what some consider to be cornerstone interaction design texts; and what some consider important connections to other fields."
via:kottke  books  reading  design  interactiondesign  usability  ux  webdesign  ui  mfa  interaction  interface  interactive  learning  education  culture  art  web  microcontrollers  electronics  arduino  information  informationdesign  visualization  webdev 
february 2009 by robertogreco
The Long Tail - Wired Blogs
"as sometimes happens, I got obsessed, while he moved on to other things. In the past two years, I've made cellphone UAVs, Basic Stamp UAVs, autonomous blimps, and a true gyros+acellerometers+GPS autopilot version of the Lego Mindstorms UAV that's now in the Lego Museum in Billund, Denmark. We set up an amateur UAV community at DIYDrones.com, and get thousands of people each day exploring this new dimension of aerial robotics. Now this project has gone pro. Our first commercial autopilot, the Arduino-compatible ArduPilot, has been released and our goal of taking an order or two of magnitude out of the cost of an autopilot has been achieved: it's $24.95!"
lego  arduino  chrisanderson  uav  autopilot  electronics  microcontrollers  howto  hardware  surveillance  diy  make  gadgets  drones 
february 2009 by robertogreco
SparkFun Electronics - ArduPilot - Arduino Compatible UAV Controller
"This is a basic navigation-only autopilot that requires a GPS module and separate stabilization unit such as a FMA Co-Pilot to create a functioning Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The hardware and software is all open source. The board comes with all the surface-mount parts already soldered, but requires the user to solder on connectors. Firmware is already loaded, but the autopilot software must be downloaded and loaded onto the board by the user. It can be programmed with the Arduino IDE. All details and instructions can be found at the project's home page."
arduino  surveillance  gps  uav  ardupilot  autopilot  diy  hardware  projects  edg 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Tinkerkit: a physical computing toolkit for designers: Main/Home Page
"TinkerKit is an Arduino-compatible physical computing prototyping toolkit aimed at design professionals.
via:preoccupations  tinkerkit  arduino  microcontrollers  design  diy  hacking  sensors  electronics  hardware  prototyping  embedded  physcomp  tinker.it 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Near Future Laboratory » Interactivos - Medialab-Prado
"It should not be a surprise that smart people with the will to create new things are doing so. They may have always been, but the networks allow them to find their fellow explorers, share knowledge, encourage one another, learn the bits they need to know — all in their garage, with a bit of kit found on Ebay, low cost equipment and computers and microcontrollers, etc. This is quite a new thing, and is plainly a weak signal of a shift in who plays what part in the production and circulation of ideas. It’s a new knowledge-culture we’re in."
julianbleecker  knowledge  culture  learning  innovation  education  prototyping  electronics  microcontrollers  arduino  computers  technology  tcsnmy  unschooling  deschooling  curiosity  creativity  autodidacts 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Arduino Ethernet and Pachube: remote sensors & web-control | pachube.community
"Below are a couple of sketches for Arduino Ethernet: the first can be used to share sensor data with Pachube and grab remote sensor data, so you can effectively have both "local" and "remote" sensors; and the second enables you to control Arduino Ethernet via a web page.

These sketches should make Arduino-based web-controlled home automation, and remote-responsive spaces a lot easier. The advantage of working with an ethernet shield is that you no longer need to tether the Arduino to a computer in order to access Pachube and other network services!"
arduino  pachube  sensors  sensing 
december 2008 by robertogreco
of this we are sure: Providence in the FAIL of a Sparrow � Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird [via: http://speedbird.wordpress.com/2008/12/16/on-failing-to-make-the-case/]
"When I try to tell my inquisitors that architecture and information "architecture" are not the same thing, that physicality is a bitch, that 1:1 prototyping with real matter (!) tends to be prohibitively expensive given the way architectural practice is set up their eyes glaze over. Look, I'm as optimistic as anyone else, I love the web, I love software, I've been through those trenches. But if you want to start talking about some serious cross-disciplinary pollination then you better take both sides of that disciplinary divide seriously. When your ubi runs into my building with its boring HVAC, mundane load paths, typical finished floors, plain old foundations, etc etc the transformative powers of comp are bracketed pretty seriously by the realities of the physical world." see also: http://www.nearfuturelaboratory.com/2008/06/12/how-hard-hardware/ AND http://www.nearfuturelaboratory.com/2008/08/17/sketching-from-ideas-to-material/
hardware  arduino  ubicomp  everyware  software  prototyping  complexity  development  adamgreenfield  bryanboyer  architecture  design  information  language 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Danger Shield Kit
"The Danger Shield is an add-on for the Arduino micro controller board. It contains a variety of fun and useful electronic circuits that you can use to do fun and useful things. It is a fully self-contained shield. You plug it into your Arduino, and you can immediately start using it. No extra things to hook up, no external components. Just a really rad board ready to rock. Soldering required. Features * 3x Linear sliders w/ integrated LEDs (independently hooked up to PWM)
diy  arduino  edg  make  microcontrollers 
december 2008 by robertogreco
russell davies: analogue natives
"So much joyful digital stuff is only a pleasure because it's hugely convenient; quick, free, indoors, no heavy lifting. That's enabled lovely little thoughts to get out there. But as 'digital natives' get more interested in the real world; embedding in it, augmenting it, connecting it, weaponising it, arduinoing it, printing it out, then those thoughts/things need to get better. And we might all need to acquire some analogue native skills."
russelldavies  analog  printing  making  arduino  spimes  technology  papernet  hardware  digital 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Welcome to EduWear » What’s EduWear?
"EduWear aims at contributing to the reduction of inhibiting factors by employing an approach rooted both in education and in ICT development. The objective is to develop an educational low-cost construction kit for wearable and tangible interfaces.

Understanding ICT and being able to use them competently and confidently, and possibly to actively shape their development are competences that are crucial for societal participation in the information society. Structural barriers and mechanisms of marginalisation as well as high cost of educational ICT materials inhibit the development of such competencies."

[via: http://blog.neo-nomad.net/eduwear/1156/ ]
design  wearable  children  tcsnmy  classideas  arduino  hardware  electronics  software  textiles  glvo  edg  srg  education  wearables 
december 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: How-to Tuesday: Fun with the Arduino Starter Kit
"This week I made a project with parts from the Arduino Starter Kit. I skipped over building the Proto Shield from the kit, since I made a how-to a while back. Otherwise, it's a simple build that doesn't require any soldering."
arduino  microcontrollers  howto  make  diy  edg  video  projects 
december 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Open source hardware 2008 - The definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2008
"What is open source hardware? Briefly, these are projects that creators have decided to completely publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of materials, parts list, drawings and "board" files to recreate the hardware - they also allow any use, including commercial. Similar to open source hardware like Linux, but hardware centric. ... You can also call this guide... "The Open source hardware gift guide - The one and only, 3rd annual celebration of open source hardware!" - we think these are some of the best things to consider for the holidays and it supports an exciting development in hardware design."
howto  reference  electronics  arduino  microcontrollers  opensource  projects  make  diy  hardware  open  embedded  hacking  gifts  edg 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino Controlled Servo Robot (SERB) - kit
"A great kit that includes everything you need to begin experimenting with robots, Arduino micro-controllers and open source hardware. All carefully packaged and nicely presented."
arduino  robots  robotics  edg  make  electronics  microcontrollers  via:reas 
november 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Arduino Gift Guide!
"The Arduino open-source microcontroller platform can be programmed and equipped to perform a nearly endless list of functions. It's likely the best all-around centerpiece to a modern electronics project. But one of the tasks Arduino is best used for is straight-up fun - the open design means there's an Arduino board suitable for almost any project, and a wealth of add-on "shields" extends its abilities with ease."
glvo  arduino  edg  microcontrollers  processing  diy  make  electronics  gifts  hardware 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Botanicalls
"Botanicalls opens a new channel of communication between plants and humans, in an effort to promote successful inter-species understanding.

The Botanicalls project is fundamentally about communication between plants and people. We are empowering both by inventing new avenues of interaction. Plants that might otherwise be neglected are given the ability to call, text message and email people to request assistance. People who are unsure of their ability to effectively care for growing things are given visual and aural clues using common human methods of communication."
adafruit  technology  biology  diy  gadgets  plants  arduino  gardening  twitter  mobile  electronics  communication  software  sensors  microcontrollers 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Meggy Jr RGB
"Meggy Jr RGB is a handheld platform for developing your own pixel-scale video games.
gaming  electronics  edg  make  programming  arduino  hacking  games  development  processing  education  technology  gifts 
november 2008 by robertogreco
DIY Drones
"This is a site for all things about amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): How-to's, videos, discussion and more."
drones  diy  electronics  arduino  hardware  hacks  robots  aviation  airplanes  robotics  opensource  aircraft 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Build It. Share It. Profit. Can Open Source Hardware Work?
"50,000 Arduino units have been sold worldwide since mass production began two years ago. Those are small numbers by Intel standards but large for a startup outfit in a highly specialized market. What's really remarkable, though, is Arduino's business model: The team has created a company based on giving everything away. On its Web site, it posts all its trade secrets for anyone to take—all the schematics, design files, and software for the Arduino board. Download them and you can manufacture an Arduino yourself; there are no patents. You can send the plans off to a Chinese factory, mass-produce the circuit boards, and sell them yourself — pocketing the profit without paying Banzi a penny in royalties. He won't sue you. Actually, he's sort of hoping you'll do it."
arduino  opensource  clivethompson  entrepreneurship  hardware  technology  diy  openhardware  microcontrollers  electronics  adafruit  wrt54g 
october 2008 by robertogreco
The Hacktory
"The Hacktory promotes the use of technology in the arts through: * Classes * Community Events * Shared Facilities and Equipment * Artist in residence program * Art and Technology promotion * Materials Exchange The Hacktory is incubated as a project of the Nonprofit Technology Resources."
lcproject  hacking  make  machineproject  philadelphia  nonprofit  technology  art  electronics  learning  arduino  physicalcomputing  howto  diy  hacks  geek  classes  interaction  nonprofits 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Getting Started with Arduino | O'Reilly Media
"This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taking the design and hobbyist world by storm. Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you get going on them right away. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED. This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website."
edg  arduino  books  microcontrollers  howto  electronics  oreilly 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Arduino Starter Kit
"Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino is open source!
arduino  edg  electronics  processing  microcontrollers  physicalcomputing  hardware  gifts 
october 2008 by robertogreco
OLPC runs Processing and Arduino • The Villamil Organization
"At NYU’s ITP program, the Processing and Arduino programming environments are widely used. Since my main interest in the OLPC is to use it as a controller for projects, and since most of my projects are built using those two tools, I was very interested in getting them running on the OLPC. In addition, both Processing and Arduino are projects that have a lot in common with the OLPC project: they are focused on education, focus on making computing technology available to groups that previously would have found it difficult, are fully Open Sourced, and rely on a community-based approach to support and development. Good news: it is strikingly easy (with caveats). The Arduino IDE runs under Sugar (the OLPC’s built-in user interface) and under XFCE (a more conventional Linux window manager). Processing runs fine (albeit slowly) under XFCE. However, it gets confused under Sugar, which doesn’t handle multiple windows well."
opensource  olpc  programming  microcontrollers  arduino  processing  xo  physicalcomputing  hacking  howto  via:reas  edg 
october 2008 by robertogreco
tikitag
"Tikitag is an Alcatel-Lucent Venture based in Antwerp, Belgium which provides a service to link the real world with the online world for consumer and business usage. We are currently in alpha, and we welcome any suggestions or feedback on suggestions@tikitag.com. The beta launch is planned for launch on October 1st, with the availability of tikitag starter packages and tag packages via e-commerce."
tikitag  rfid  technology  applications  glvo  arduino  nfc  diy  make 
september 2008 by robertogreco
wind-up bird(s) « Conversations with spaces
"Introducing a new species, the wind-up birds. The wind-up birds are a flock of mechanical woodpeckers, having found their first home in a forest in Lillehammer, Norway as part of the UT-21 project...This project is related to my soundpockets project, and as with that work I feel it is somehow more interesting when people happen upon it by chance, instead of looking for a piece of art in the forest....It was important for me that the sound produced was not playback of a recorded sound, but mechanically produced, so I looked at many different ways of creating resonance boxes and ended up with a construction resembling a wood block: a piece of wood with a slit. I ended up using a simple push-magnet solenoid for the mechanical part. The first prototype was an arduino board, the solenoid and the woodblock, trying to find the right pecking frequency for the solenoid, and testing different woodblock designs."
arduino  birds  xbee  art  animals  nature  mechanical  microcontrollers  via:reas  glvo  edg 
september 2008 by robertogreco
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