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OHANDA Open Hardware Junkies Protei >> 2013/04/25, 08:00 : Barcelona, Spain>> 2013/04/18, 08:00 - April 21, 20:00 : Casablanca, Morroco>> 2012/04/06, 08:00 - April 10, 20:00 Tema (Accra), Ghana>> 2013/03/25, 08:00 - March 30, 20:00 : CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA>> 2013/03/08, 08:00 - March 18, 20:00 : Port Louis, Mauritanie>> 2013/03/06 08:00 - March 11, 20:00 : Cochin, India>> 2013/03/01, 20:00 - Feb 25, 08:00 : Rangoon, Burma>> 2013/02/20, 08:00 - Feb 21, 20:00 : Singapore>> 2013/02/12, 08:00 - February 18, 16:00 : Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam>> 2013/02/07, 08:00 - Feb 8, 20:00 : Hong Kong>> 2013/02/03 : 08:00 - Feb 4, 20:00 : Shanghai, China>> 2013/01/30, 08:00 - Jan 31, 20:00 : Kobe, Japan>> 2013/01/27, 08:00 - Jan 28, 23:00 : Yokohama, Japan >> 2013/01/15, 08:00 - 16, 20:00 : Hilo, Hawaii, USA>> 2013/01/9, 17:00 : departure from San Diego, CA, USA >> 2012/11/29 : TEDxVilaMada "Nosso Planeta Agua" Sao Paolo, Brasil >> 2012/10/18 - 28 : Protei at Lodz Design Festival, Poland. Blog Origin of the name & Biomimicry Protei Community

The Imaginary Marching Band by scott peterman The Imaginary Marching Band is a series of open-source wearable instruments that allow people to create real music through pantomime. The Imaginary Trumpet With this work, I seek to advocate a more humorous and humane take on the devices that increasingly rule our daily lives. Although the computers we now carry with us wherever we go seem to draw us further and further into digital cocoons, I strongly believe as an artist that the future does not have to be so isolating. The Imaginary Marching Band proposes a reality where technology helps us interact with the real world in more memorable, unique, and ultimately fun ways. It is also a performance piece - an actual band of skilled musicians who will use these new tools to craft a one-of-a-kind stage experience. The IMB consists of six Imaginary Instruments - Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, and Cymbals. Early Prototype of Imaginary Trumpet The Imaginary Marching Band's software and hardware are both open source.

Rapid Assembly for Physical Voxel Fabrication (Digital Materials) Project Members: Jonathan Hiller Imagine a desktop fabricator capable of making perfectly repeatable, arbitrary, multi material 3D objects with microscale precision. The objects would be composed of millions or even billions of small physical building blocks (voxels). Some building blocks could be hard, some could be soft. Some could be red, others green or blue. Overview In the digital domain, a 3D object is composed of repeating, fundamental building blocks known as voxels. Digital Fabrication: Voxels of multiple materials are autonomously assembled Digital manufacturing is inspired from biology, where DNA, amino acids, and proteins all illustrate systems where a digital structure is formed from a discreet number of aligned, fundamental building blocks. Hardware Just like inkjet printers scan continuously and deposit drops of ink into paper, the VoxJet deposits physical voxels (or 3D pixels) to create 3D digital matter. Digital Material Properties Publications

Say Hello to POLYRO, The Friendly Open Source Robot Tim Payne, the creator of the bipedal humanoid PROTO-2, has developed an open source robot that can be built on a budget. It’s called POLYRO (oPen sOurce friendLY RObot), and makes extensive use of Willow Garage’s TurtleBot as its mobile base. TurtleBot takes advantage of low-cost components like the iRobot Create and Microsoft Kinect sensor, allowing it to autonomously map and navigate its environment. What POLYRO brings to the table is some much needed personality; primarily designed for human-robot interaction, it has a humanoid upper body. POLYRO stands 99cm (3’3″) tall and weighs 8.6kg (19.5 lbs) without its netbook. If university labs are looking for an inexpensive robot with plenty of potential for HRI studies, this may be the perfect solution, especially with ROS being all the rage. “I am working on a website and will eventually create a dedicated ROS page for the POLYRO project. [POLYRO @ Instructables] Thanks, Tim! Media: Image credit: Tim Payne

adafruit June 6, 2011 AT 12:05 am Microtouch – 2.4, make your own “iTouch-like” device! Sure, the latest “iTouchy” gadgets are pretty cool. But who wants a locked down device? Why not build your own touch-screen device, with your own apps, all on open source hardware and using open source tools? OK, it can’t play MP3s, but it does have a 320×240 TFT color display with resistive touch screen, an Atmega32u4 8-bit microcontroller, lithium polymer battery charger, backlight control, micro-SD slot, and a triple-axis accelerometer. This product is just the Microtouch dev board (preloaded with some demo Apps), and does not include a lithium polymer battery or a microSD card. On board you will find a whole bunch of goodies: Of course, we wouldn’t just leave you with a schematic or datasheet and say ‘good luck’! The Microtouch is powerful and fun but is not meant for microcontroller beginners! The project is a collaboration between Rossum & Ladyada! In stock and shipping now. Related No comments yet.

Thingiverse / Create Digital Music crossover! - MakerBot Industries EmailShare 2EmailShare When I found this Thingiverse item, I couldn’t stop myself from shouting, “Hey, I saw that on Create Digital Music over the weekend!” It’s a small world — and a rad one, especially when creative folks are using Thingiverse to share files for their projects. A little background may be in order for readers of this blog who are more attuned to the 3d space instead of audio. Cheers to theron for sharing this, and I hope this bodes well for future music community crossover! Error - could not find Thing 8188.

Elphel Development Blog OGP - Welcome to the Open Graphics Project : HomePage Hi, this site has been down for a while. I decided to bring it back up read only. No (only) registered user is allowed to edit. This is because I am currently cleaning out over 5,000 spam pages and quite a few spammy users, and it was bringing down my server, and frankly due to some personal issues I did not have the time nor energy to deal with it. I have upgraded tikiwiki, but will continue to not allow newly registered users to edit on this wiki. The Open Graphics Project (OGP) is developing graphics cards with Free-licensed specifications and Free Software drivers. We believe you have the right to own your computer and get the graphics you deserve. Currently your graphics are often restricted. The Open Graphics Project believes innovation and freedom is important. We believe your freedoms' include the right to own your computer and we welcome innovation. Frequently Asked Questions Announcements and News 23 September 2010 Announcement: OGD1's Available Today! OGP Development

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