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.

 

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…

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.

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. It’s NOT AVAILABLE YET but should be in a few weeks. The project is here if you are interested.

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

 

Forthcoming… Terrifying… Creepy-sounds-making… Our 4th Halloween special will no doubt be filled with fear-inducing tremulous sine-waves, sub-sonic digestive noises of the Ancient Nameless Ones, and a pleasant ditty or two from the tortured darkness of MaxMSP or similar. You should come… and then we should all split up to look around this creepy ‘Factory….

Lineup:  Sleep Talk [Phoebe Avenue & Matthew Moore] – Canyon synth drones, deep bass and backwards drums | Travis Doom-Rose
Thaddaeus the Exile | Dr Vellocet and his Gibbering Giblets | Jean-Michel Maujean (Artist In Residence) |David Harwood and his electroacoustic melting pot of fun. | Elton Clay and his Unknowable Ensemble | Joseph de Koch | AND Optic Nerve presents A Display of Coherent Light aka LASERS

$10 for non-members, cheap bar & free earplugs. Doors open 19:30, acts start 20:00

 

#7 in our series of build-your-own Eurorack synth, hosted by that most erstwhile of analog circuit sculptors, Andrew Nonlinearcircuits! It is time for a mixer, headphone amp and output module. This one has a 3 input mixer, a separate headphone amp and a 1/4″ mono socket so you can connect your synth to a 1000W marshall stack. $20 for the kit, plus $10 for the artifactory if you are not a member… Some previous kits available too!

We recommend bringing your own soldering iron and tools, and possibly desk lamp… these evening are very popular!!

Event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/490479327758524/

 

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 P1030025editsolution…

Also on offer is a similar grab bag of stuff to last week, plus added Pi’s! Doug has a Raspberry Pi / Arduino weather station PCB in beta for “show and tell”.

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.

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

 

A grab bag of stuff being worked on, depending on interest:  Adafruit TFT LCD display library; simple and dirty hysteresis to stop flicker on LED bar graph at transition values; ideas for Arduino audio pickup circuits; Vacuum Fluorescent Display filament driver and boost circuit experimentation…Pile-o-duino

Of course, we might get to none of those if something else should happen turn up at the door!

The Artifactory would like to start offering Arduino “beginner kits” for sale soon.  Note: they are not available YET!  If you have firm opinions, casual requests or pie-in-the-sky whimsical fantasies of what should be included in such a kit, tonight would be a good time to make the suggestion.

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.

 

 

Our 39th monthly experimental music night, NoizeMaschin!! Spring is in the air… so are disturbing resonances and grating sonorities… $10 entry for non-members; drinks and ear plugs at the bar.

Max Vickery+Tobyn Fitch+Sam Smith for a guitar/sampler dance-drone ///FREAKOUT!!! | Travis Doom Andrew Nonlinearcircuits makes his stage debut WITHOUT the modular. What hereto untold terrors awaits us?? | Jean-Michel Maujean – “Artifactory Talks” – conversations between power tools – audience participation! | MTT – Instrumental post-blues guitar | Ben Christiansen | Paul Stone – makes his debut… | Meg Travers – The Sounds of Spaaaaaaaaaaace (reverb)