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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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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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Quick trip to VHS (Vancouver Hack Space)

2013.October.21

I salvaged an otherwise disappointing Sunday in Vancouver by visiting VHS. VHS member John gave a tour of the space and showed off his tricopter. I was really impressed with the space and took a lot of pictures in the hope we can steal some of their ideas.

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“Never on Sunday”

2013.October.21

On the davinci mailing list, in a thread bemoaning the lack of electronics stores in Seattle, Matthew Dockrey piped up that Vancouver BC has a block containing *two* electronics stores (O RLY?). Well, your humble blogger happened to be in Vancouver yesterday and found said block. Just as Matthew had said, Lee’s Electronics and Main […]

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Intro to Game Development with Unity

2013.October.6

On Tuesday the 8th, new Jigsaw member Curtis Himel will teach the basics of game development with Unity, an increasingly-popular game engine used by both indies and large studios. With the engine integrated directly into the development environment, Unity is (relatively) easy to use and allow real-time changes to your game with immediate results. Making […]

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