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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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Hello Kitties!

2013.December.5

Ceramics artist and Jigsaw member Ling Chun has just put up an installation as part of the Storefronts Seattle program. It’s an interactive animatronic piece consisting of eight maneki-nekos that do “the wave” when people pass by. Check it out at the Publix Hotel on 5th Ave, just a couple of blocks from Jigsaw. Here […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup Report

2013.November.21

A very interesting meetup last night. We had three presentations. First, Rutger gave an overview of RasPi basics for the newbies. Then Alan told us about BitTorrentSync and how he’s installed it on his Raspberry Pi to make his own personal “Dropbox”-like system. Finally, Steven showed off something amazing: an old school Mac with a […]

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Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon this weekend

2013.November.6

This weekend, November 8-10, hackathons will be taking place all over the world in memory of Aaron Swartz. Jigsaw is hosting the Seattle hackathon. The event will bring together the varied communities that Aaron touched to figure out how the important problems of the world connect, and to share the load of working on those […]

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