Arduino U IS on tonight!  Apologies for the late post!

Last week there was a lot of interest in serial communication amongst a group of folk looking for a hardware interface for their various coding projects.

This week we will most likely continue with this, as Doug has some hardware set up ready to demonstrate.

 

GSPA2014_XPressSeen a lot of robot trilobites and dinosaurs around the space lately…?

The Great Streampunk Affaire are staging their annual Steampunk Ball extravaganza for the benefit of the Artifactory. The Ball is being held at the WA Museum‘s fabulous multi-tiered heritage Hackett Hall Gallery 7pm Saturday 6th September. This year’s theme is “Fin de Siecle: An Evening Of Mass Extinction”, featuring immersive, dramatized celebration and destruction of the diverse lifeforms the Earth has supported over the eons. Or, to put it another way “Hello Comet, Goodbye Dinosaurs!”, on the hour, every hour! The ball brings out an astounding variety of costumery as 300 of Perth’s most creative wielders of hot glue, DIY corsets, scratch-built Aether Ray Guns and misappropriated plumbing supplies re-imagined as blunderbusses all materialize in their dapper, over-dressed best.

  • Tickets are $75 from Tidyclub, which includes food, tea and coffee; a cash bar is provided for those seeking something stronger.
  • Ticket sales END Thursday midnight. NO DOOR SALES, Friday or Saturday sales due to catering.
  • More info from the Great Steampunk Affaire’s Facebook event page | GSPA on Facebook | GSPA website
  • The WA Museum is in the Perth Cultural Center, so lots of transport & parking options.
  • The Event runs from 7pm till midnight. Mass extinctions are slated for 8, 9, 10, and 11pm.
  • Bands include Ensemble Formidable, Psychogeography and Spinifex.
  • Roving Pirateman antics, the Ethereal Ms Bronwyn Wallis on Harp, and the GSPA committee up to their usual Panto-tastic half-baked over-propped absurdities.

Watch the PROMO VIDEO to get more of an idea…

 

Bring in your current project and do some communal hacking!

Arduino and electronics beginners are welcome.  Doug will have his usual collection of electronics junk and smattering of Arduino knowledge to help you get started, assist in troubleshooting a particular electronics or code issue or simply suggest resources.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly hackerspace.

 

Mid-winter audio madness. Cold Fronts will be warmly applauded for adding genre-appropriate ambient textures. We also bid farewell to co-founder & long-time NoizeMaschin!! artistic curator, Sam Gillies, who is off to start his masters at Goldsmiths University, London. Come wish Sam all the best! $10 for non-members, Bar d’Factory serves drinks and earplugs. Doors open 19:30

Lineup: Alwyn Nixon-Lloyd – Musical manipulations for shock and awe | Josten Myburgh – Sublime solo sax set to satiate some sonic sanctions | Danus Yates – Deviant feedback terror transformer | Jean-Michel, Joe D.K. and Ollie B – Explorations into the connections between nature and harmony; with the premiere of a new tuning system. | Benjamin Christiansen – Stole the funk from James Brown. Testify! | Cycle~ 440 – Sam Gillies and Kevin Penkin reunite for Cycle~ 440′s only Perth show in the near future | Toy Buswell – Guitar drone and found sound | The Quotient Set – Chris Arnold & Jeremy Balius

 

After 3 years, NoizeMaschin!! has established a hard-wearing, durable presence in Perth: a Musique Concrète, in fact. We’ve certainly “found” some odd/great/weird stuff. To celebrate this, and to confuse, we will continue the rest of this Event information page in the Language of IRCAM…

Ce soir nous présente un festin de mets savoureux snacks audio! Il y a peut-être gâteau, est de savoir s’il y a qualité est une occurrence de moins de possibilité…

$10 for non-members, Bar d’Factory serves drinks and earplugs. Doors open 19:30

Lineup:

Thaddaeus The Exile – The doom bringer to naysayers will launch his latest album across a double set!

Zyklus – Stockhausen influenced post-rock and corrupted dissonance

Meg Travers – Solo explorations free of the demands of MotET’s pressing fame and fortune

Fur Chick – Scientific exploration of a DIY aesthetic

Le <<Intensoband>> – The Intensoband celebrates Noizemaschin!!’s birth-a-versary as only they know how

Chanteuse Vanessa Mazza – Pop-glitch songstress wraps up her residency with the requisite style and flair

Nathan Thompson – …et terminer, mais pas moins, Nathan Thompson brings the quirky gear fetishists to the yard with a vintage briefcase sized 12 string Robo-Guitar – Gen Ottonix

Also, did someone say LASERS OF DOOM?! Lumière Cohérente par Nerf Optique ["LASERS" dans la grossière langue!]

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Many moons ago, way back in the dark days before HDMI and DVI, there was Composite Video.  You know: the yellow coloured RCA sockets standard on most video equipment more than a year or so old.

TVOut is a nice library for Arduino by Myles Metzle that lets you generate a composite video signal with just an Arduino and two resistors.  Variations requiring a little more hardware include overlying text on video and there is also a VGA version.

Arduino and electronics beginners are welcome.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly hackerspace.

 

 

Bring in your current project and do some communal hacking!

Arduino and electronics beginners are welcome.  Doug will have his usual collection of electronics junk and smattering of Arduino knowledge to help you get started, assist in troubleshooting a particular electronics or code issue or simply suggest resources.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly hackerspace.

 

Simple hacks…Pile-o-duino

Doug has a number of relatively simple projects currently in the works and some of these may be of interest to folks starting out with Arduino and electronics.

First, there is the magnificently colourful Artifactory Table (seen here) made by some of the other members.  This has a very simple RGB led strip to illuminate it and currently, only the blue LED’s are functional.  This is desperately crying out for a simple transistor or MOSFET shield to drive the LED’s using PWM…

Next, a set of mechanical bathroom scales has been hardware-hacked to reduce the weight range down to 20kg and a potentiometer installed to interface with Arduino.  The result is a simple,  cheap, programmable “go/no-go” indicator for checking that an item sits (roughly) within a certain weight range.

Last, the Artifactory recently collected a pile of obsolete components, including a bunch of old PROM’s.  Doug is working on a simple programmer for these so that they can be used a glue logic, custom encoders/decoders, etc.  Timing for the prototype will be achieved using an Arduino.

In any case, bring in your current project and do some communal hacking!

Arduino beginners are still welcome.  Doug will have his usual collection of electronics junk and smattering of Arduino knowledge to help you get started, assist in troubleshooting a particular electronics or code issue or simply suggest resources.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly hackerspace.

 

Lego NXT tinkering

Not exactly an Arduino, I know, but some folk may have seen or even played with a Lego Mindstorms NXT “brick”.  This ARM microprocessor based device is actually more than just a kids toy and Doug has been exploring some hardware hacks using the bricks I2C bus and an alternative scripting language NXC (for Not eXactly C).  If negotiations with his 10 year old are successful, he will bring it in to demonstrate and tinker.

In any case, bring in your current project and do some communal hacking!

Arduino beginners are still welcome.  Doug will have his usual collection of electronics junk and smattering of Arduino knowledge to help you get started, assist in troubleshooting a particular electronics or code issue or simply suggest resources.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t foget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly hackerspace.

 

NM33

Noizemaschin!! #33: No theme, just music. Use only as directed. If pain persists see our friendly bar staff for ear plugs as necessary. Do not look directly into the lasers or Cthulhu will be able to interpret your dreams. Have fun, but not too much fun. Unless your into that (we don’t judge here). $10 for non-members, Bar d’Factory serves drinks and earplugs. Doors open 19:30

Lineup: Masonik – Noise meets world music in Masonik’s highly acclaimed improvised soundscapes | C-Dub – Inventive classically trained DnB darling joins the noise making experience | Enabler – Dark industrial glory for one and all | David Harwood – Beat-master and music-maker masterfully works the gentle dials of an apc40 for digital synth goodness | Andrew Nonlinearcircuits – Homemade analogue synthesis and gadgetry on display and competing for sonic space | Nathan Thompson – Nathan’s adventures through a digital wonderland | Vanessa Mazza – Laptop songstress and London refugee beings part one of her residency with Noizemaschin!! | Dr Vellocet – Mad Scientist experimentation from our own Doctor of Doom!

PLUS: Lasers of doom courtesy of Optic Nerve!

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