February 4th, 2012 § § permalink
Squishy conductive men and women!!
February 26th, 9AM to 12PM will be the first conductive dough workshop, be a god and make a your own male & female dough (conductive and non-conductive) with a simple recipie with your own hands, create a funny conductive “man” doll or “female” doll.
The dough recipe is very simple, which uses common everyday materials, flour, salt, vegetable oil, water, and so on. with simple mixing and kneading with a splash of color to make any color.
Want to make a squishy circuit?
1) build all kinds of circuits from buzzers to LEDS to motors
2) A safe and easy way for kids to play with dough and experiment with electricity (Low power)
3) Pick and choose the color of the dough to make what ever comes to mind
4) Use the dough with arduino to make some eye popping artistic projects (great for the entire family)
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Welcome children over the age of five and the playful spirit of moms and dads together in this workshop, and our dough carnival
Crazy dough (squishy circuit) is the product of the American University of St. Thomas University UST Design Lab AnnMarie P. Thomas, professor and her team developed and used to help children quickly and securely visual learning circuit. Thank AnnMarie P. Thomas and her team around the world to share the results of this teaching, but also thanks to Squishy Circuits, project Matthew Schmidtbauer in the process of organizing this workshop to provide technical guidance. Text pictures from facebook and Squishy Circuits, the project’s website.
March 15th, 2011 § § permalink
We have the FRAME!!!
Danny show up in Barcamp with a big surprise! He show me the fiber/aluminium frame of the quadcopter he just got CNCed. What a beauty!
March 13th, 2011 § § permalink
We took the Green for the afternoon to talk about Hackerspace, Maker, Open Source Hardware and of course ROBOTS!!!
The crazy robot car David was carrying around at Barcamp
The robot was built the night before barcamp with YM4 from Embedream, Arduino Uno and a HC-SR04. The little YM4 is a lot of fun. The independently controlled wheels allowing the car to turn on a fix axis and this saves the use to savor to turn the limited angle SR04 around to inspect the environment. But at 3AM, it was discovered a little drawback of controlling two independent wheels while trying to make the it going straight. Well, it was 3AM so I decide to let it acts a little crazy. I am dedicating this crazy robot to the crazy Shanghai taxi driver who took me to the barcamp in the morning! I will name it 840.
Kicking off the afternoon with pitch of Hackerspace and Maker Culture
Hmm, this is why the call this session “THE GREEN.” Get to make fun of making is much more fun then golf as hobby.
HCR, the open source robots from DFRobot
Rick Ye gave a talk on his open source HCR robot. I was driving it around to round up people to the talk. This version has a cam pointing upward and a automated navigation mode. It’s a lot of fun to watch it walking all over the place on its own from the video at the control.
This little guy has great potential to be a good caddy on the green.
Video of HCR
Thanks to Scott for the video.