We know you like workshops, and we like teaching them to you. We’re hard at work making new workshops, but it’s difficult making workshops that are cost effective. We want to provide you with good supplies, pay our teachers well enough to make them do it again, and make enough money to pay for the space. That all adds up, especially with hardware intensive workshops. In order to...
Piano Monster, and the start of Thursday music...
Friday April 2nd, Chapel will be having a performance by pianist Tiffany Lin of a new evening length composition scored for retuned piano and a new mechanical extension called the Piano Monster built by NYC artist Ranjit Bhatnagar that uses 16 MIDI triggered voltage controlled motors with attached objects that resonate piano strings. On Thursday (April 1st) at 7PM, we will be peeking behind the...
Bring out your dead
Ever since I started getting into electronics, I’ve been tearing apart any old toys I can get my hands on. Sometimes I do this so I can grab some parts out of them. Sometimes I do this just to see how they work. It’s always fun though. Well, it’s fun right up until I have to clean up. The problem with tearing apart electronics, and with electronics design in general, is...
Pico Computing Component Case for the E-101
The hardware in the shiny, shiny case that we cut is an FPGA Board by the total badasses at Pico Computing, a teeny tiny blank slate of programmable logic. It’s used for sexy things like code cracking, image processing, and genome sequencing. Hotcha, hotcha, hotcha.
The Return of LearnMakeCupcake!
The fine UW students behind LearnMakeCupcake are back at Metrix again tonight to make final adjustments and their very first print on their newly completed Cupcake CNC. Let’s watch their progress: Kevin delivers the LearnMakeCupcake MakerBot. Kate takes a snack break. (Do not try to eat plastic teapots at home) It takes a village to build a MakerBot. Bre teaches the Paduan Bot...