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Raspberry Pi, Rockets, and Robots

2014.July.18

At Wednesday’s Raspberry Pi meetup, Steve showed us his smartphone-controlled model rocket launch system. He has his Pi acting as a wifi hotspot. The Launch Control Officer connects with her smartphone and enters the launch code; a button appears on the screen and, once the countdown reaches 0, the LCO presses the button and WHOOSH […]

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Return of Holofunk

2014.July.10

Last night, Rob Jellinghaus returned to Jigsaw with the latest iteration of Holofunk. Holofunk is a live looping system that lets the user (or users) create music by layering short repeating “loops” of sound recorded in real time. Unlike typical loopers, which are controlled by physical switches, Holofunk is gesture-controlled, with a Kinect detecting the […]

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Pix from Arduino Meetup 4/3

2014.May.14

Sorry for the late update. I just found these in my camera. Of course I no longer remember anything about these projects. If you see yourself or your project, leave a note in the comments.

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SCRoW 3/5 Report: Musical Stairs

2014.March.7

Marina’s “musical stairs” project is turning into a collaborative effort in true Jigsaw Renaissance style. In these photos, you see Marina, Xandon, Rich, and Budi setting up a test of the Kinect in one of the Inscape stairwells. Xandon is programming his laptop to play musical sounds depending on where people are on the stairs […]

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SCRoW Report 2/26

2014.February.28

Rich brought along a few iterations of the Hack-E-Bot, a low-cost educational robot he’s developing. Cool laser-cut pieces! Marina enlisted Xandon to assist in her project to make interactive stairs, the goal being to make taking the stairs more fun. Xandon has a Kinect and has written software to play musical tones as people walk […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup Notes 2/19

2014.February.20

Pat showed us his Pi hooked up to a webcam and running motion-detection software: Michail brought a Raspberry Pi-controlled Bitcoin mining rig. Those seven little boards are Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)–special-purpose hardware designed expressly for Bitcoin mining. The display shows that it’s generating over two billion hashes per second! A very interesting discussion about Bitcoin […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup notes 12/18

2013.December.23

The meeting kicked off with Eva’s RasPi-controlled Christmas tree–very cool! JR’s own Alan W shared his courageous story of getting ssh to work. Newcomer Dennis wanted to get an infrared motion detector working with his Raspberry Pi but didn’t know where to start, so some of the more experienced folks showed him how to edit […]

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Tensegrity!

2013.December.17

Steve found some surgical tubing in the rummage pile in the basement, so tonight during Project Night, he cut up some 2x2s, made loops of the tubing, and with a lot of effort and bruised knuckles, ended up with this example of tensegrity: Pretty amazing! In other news, don’t forget the Raspberry Pi meetup at […]

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