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September 2012

Project Night 9/25 Report

2012.September.26

Electronic music was the theme last night. Tim Thompson, visiting from San Jose, demonstrated his Space Palette, a non-tactile musical instrument. One plays the Space Palette by putting one’s hands through the cutouts in the oval; a Microsoft Kinect device detects the movement and Tim’s software converts the player’s gestures into musical sounds and abstract […]

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9/25 Build your own Light-Theremin with Moldover

2012.September.20

Tuesday evening promises to be action-packed, what with two Kinect music demos and now a chance to build a light-theremin! In this basic soldering workshop, Moldover will take you through the steps to build your own Light-Theremin CD case Even if you’ve never soldered before, this workshop will give you the confidence in two hours. […]

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Workshop: Learn to Solder, Tuesday 9/18

2012.September.16

Help Jigsaw, have fun, and make a blinky! Ned will be leading another of his renowned “learn to solder” workshops this Tuesday at 7PM. You can build either his Jar of Fireflies board or the Bliplace, a “wearable, hackable, sound-activated blinky light toy”. The entrance fee is $35 for members and $50 for non-members, with […]

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Space Palette + Holofunk = Bizarre Wide-open Dual-project Kinect Space Jam Session

2012.September.14

Tim Thompson and Rob Jellinghaus will be visiting on Tuesday, September 25 each with his own Kinect-based music project. Check out their videos linked below. This should be amaaaazing to see and hear, so don’t miss it. Tuesday night is “project night” at Jigsaw. The Space Palette as well as the Holofunk will be at Jigsaw for […]

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Work in progress…looking for co-conspirators

2012.September.14

[Chuck] started on a project to make a tool which measures long straight movements very precisely — think 50 feet, 0.005 inch — using a wire, a webcam, and some software. He started a writeup here: http://wiki.jigsawrenaissance.org/TightWireMeasurement . If anyone is interested in collaborating on this, it would have a better chance of reaching fruition…

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Bigger is Better – MacroWebcam Project

2012.September.9

Check out this Macro Webcam Project by Chuck Harrison

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Enjoying ROSberry Pi at Jigsaw

2012.September.6

Check out this ROSberry Pi wiki tutorial by Chuck Harrison (ROS < Robot Operating System > on Raspberry Pi):

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Events this week!

2012.September.4

Board meeting tonight! Our monthly meeting in which we discuss the ins and outs of Jigsaw operations. Bring pom poms and beer! Followed by project night, where you can… work on projects! Wednesday night is Dorkbot, our friends doing strange things with electricity. This month’s theme is Material Culture, with talks on how objects enunciate […]

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