We have 2 of our $30 Arduino “beginners kits” remaining, each containing 1 non genuine Chinese Arduino “clone” and a selection of carefully selected basic electronic parts in a bespoke laser cut box.

No specific plans for this one – you are welcome to bring in your own project to boast, explain or seek assistance.

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 makerspace.

 

20121224145529Our $30 Arduino “beginners kit” for Arduino U nights sold well last week!  We have 10 6 3 kits remaining, each containing 1 non genuine Chinese Arduino “clone” and a selection of carefully selected basic electronic parts in a bespoke laser cut box.  These will be sold “first come, first served”.

One member has a pile of 32×16 LED Dot Matrix Displays on the way.  We have got one running and plan to hack and play with it using a modified library from Freetronics.  Doug can also “show and tell” his prototype ultrasonic distance measuring project, if anybody is interested in using numeric  keypads, ultrasonic sensors or 16×2 LCD screens.  Of course, you are welcome to bring in your own project to boast, explain or seek assistance.

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 makerspace.

 

Hack the Festival finished up last Friday with 15 teams presenting their diverse and innovative digital artworks at Australia’s first art hack. All teams produced incredible results, with team Artifactory (Skot McDonald, Tim Gilchrist, Meg Travers, Craig Wale, Morgan Strong) taking out the $5000 winning prize awarded for their artwork Sonic BollART, which reimagines the urban bollard as interactive community infrastructure with a theremin, reactive LEDs and wifi dead drop music share point. Sonic BollART will be on display at Spacecubed this week. ‪#‎hackperthfest‬.BollART from above

Read their Manifesto, learn What The Hell?? and For The Love Of Gods, Why?? here: BollART project page on the WIKIBollART_WorshipTheOreo

 

Given the long hiatus of Arduino U over the Summer, it will be running again this week before settling back into the usual 2 week pattern.Pile-o-duino

Our $30 Arduino “beginners kit” for Arduino U nights sold well last week!  We have 10 6 kits remaining, each containing 1 non genuine Chinese Arduino “clone” and a selection of carefully selected basic electronic parts in a bespoke laser cut box.  These will be sold “first come, first served”.

A number of folk have ongoing projects mentioned last week.  Some beginners are working through the contents of their just purchased kits.  Doug has an ultrasonic distance measuring project also involving a numeric pad and a 16×2 LCD screen running from three Arduino pins (with the help of a shift register and a helpful library).  Another member has some addressable LED panels to test and play with – and intentions for an interactive wall with hundreds of buttons and “6144 Dazzling LED’s in a giant square (About 2m Wide)”.

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 makerspace.

 

Our $30 Arduino “beginners kit” for Arduino U nights is now available!    P1030126

We have 10 kits, each containing 1 non genuine Chinese Arduino “clone” and a selection of carefully selected basic electronic parts in a bespoke laser cut box.  These will be sold “first come, first served”.

The project is documented on the Artifactory wiki here.  There is a link to resources (including parts list, documentation and code examples ) at the bottom of that project page.  There are also links to resources and tutorials suitable for beginners.  Further resources will be included in coming weeks.

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 makerspace.

 

An early start to your Noize-y New Year so as to avoid clashing with the burlesque and rooftop cider fest that is the Perth International Fringe Festival… Hot Summer Nights, overheating electronics in melt down… ah the joy of listening to distressed components croaking their amplified last…

Door open 19:30pm, acts start 20:00pm through till 22:00. $5 entry, $5 drinks at Bar d’factory, free earplugs on request.

Pablo Matilda | polite.society | Qui Kuh | Mr Government | Meat Lettuce (Kelly/Gioia/Myburgh) | Lindsay Vickery | SirRussel Clark

 

Generalised hackery again this week. Bring your code/hardware/resource questions or partially finished projectP1030126 and perhaps we can get you on the way to a solution…

Doug has a demo with a pair of nrf24l01 wireless modules running small motors by remote control, but as usual, something else utterly unrelated could turn up on the night and lead us all astray…

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.

$30 Arduino “beginners kit” for Arduino U nights are NEARLY ready!  Waiting on just a few more components and a bespoke laser cut box and then 10 kits containing 1 non genuine Arduino clone and a selection of carefully selected BASIC electronic parts should be ready for next Arduino U.  The project is on the wiki here if you are interested.  This wiki entry will (hopefully) be expanded with code, datasheets and links by the time the kits go on sale…

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

 

Who will be naughty? Who will be nice? At NoizeMachin!!, you probably get more kudos for tearing around the house with scissors and yelling atonally, so let’s go the former!

Danus Yates – Ho ho hos through a broad spectrum of twisted North Pole identity crises.
Masonik Arts – make merry around a Yuletide Log
tilde~ (Rhys Channing) – unwraps presents and simulates the joy of small children squealing with delight, then crying when they realize batteries aren’t included with toy.
Sub Ordnance – Interpretive dance with tinsel and baubles
David Faletti – Inspired use of xmas pudding as a sound source, with plum sauce.
Darren Moore
The Hoover of Christ – Domestic holiday bliss through appliance misuse. With special guest, “Mr Slurpee”.
Dr Vello-Claus – plucks your heart strings with nostalgic hits and medical forceps.

Entry Free! Earplugins & drinks available at the Bar d’factory.

 

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Anybody with Primary aged kids would have come across the “Super Animal” cards being distributed by Woollies.  This week Doug will show-and-tell a pretty simple hack that let you play any of the 127 animal noises available in the card reader that is a part of this little promo…

Otherwise, generalised hackery continues! Bring your code/hardware/resource questions or partially finished project and perhaps we can get you on the way to a solution…

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 makerspace.

 

Generalised hackery again this week. Bring your code/hardware/resource questions or partially finished project and perhaps we can get you on the way to a solution…

We have one member planning to demonstrate his Minecraft nightlight build, but as usual, something else utterly unrelated could turn up on the night and lead us all astray…

Doug will not be able to attend this week, so there may NOT be spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore. It is therefore 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.

We are currently working on an Arduino “beginners kit” for Arduino U nights which will contain a non genuine Arduino clone and a selection of carefully selected electronic parts, all for around $30. The parts for 10 beta versions of the kit have been ordered and we are hoping to have them available soon. The project is here if you are interested.

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