Author: claire | Published: 30th september 2013 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

On the first of October 2013, from 9 to 16h, we organise a workshop in ARTS², Carré des Arts Rue des Sœurs Noires 4a 7000 Mons. Description of the Workshop:

A workshop mixing textile design with digital culture and tools (Floss in soft-and hardware). We will use  a hacked knitting machine (Knitic). When you connect the machine with a computer, it turns into a kind of textile printer. At the same time our knitted surfaces will have conductive capacities turning our textile into a keyboard (Make my Makey Makey Myself). Workshop given by Claire Williams & Wendy Van Wynsberghe For Quinzaine Numérique @ Mons

There are three major parts in the workshop: – Making another version of the Makey Makey – Designing an interactive knit or crochet and making it. – Making an application to demonstrate what you have made.   We will first introduce ourselves to then go on about Open Hardware.

  • Knitty Gritty – Some ideas to work with

As our Diy Makey Makey uses the arrow keys, space and left click,  we can use the following pieces of software to make that all work:

If you want inspiration or use some tools to generate patterns for knitting here is a list.

  • How to prepare your design for knitting / Comment préparer son image pour la tricoter.

Il faut garder en tête que 1 pixel = 1 aiguille a tricoter donc une image de 60 X 60 PIXELS = un tricot de 60 aiguilles en largeur et 60 rangs de longuers. Dans ton éditeur d’image (Gimp, Photoshop..)

  • – Créez un nouveaux doc de 60 X 60 pixels ,
  • – Dessine, écrit , ou importe une photo de ce que tu veux
  • – Passer la photo en mode bitmap ( .bmp)

soit dans Gimp

  • – Image/ Mode/ couleurs indexées/ palette noir blanc 1 bit
  • – Puis enregister en png en allant dans Fichier/exporter / “nomimage.png”

ou Photoshop

  • – Image/mode/bitmap
  • – Puis enregistrer votre image en «nomimage.PNG »

Author: Jitske | Published: 07th mei 2013 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

Ellentriek goes textile: liberating knitting machines Saturday 18th May 2013 10am – 6pm Pianofabriek Exhibition space Rue du Fortstraat 35, 1060 Brussels In the eighties and nineties electronic knitting machines were readily available. But it was never a simple task to knit an image, a drawing, photograph, text you designed yourself with it. You could buy premade images on floppies of punch cards. This is all about to change! With Knitic you can connect your computer directly to the knitting machine. knitic Do you have a Brother KH930 or KH940? Do you finally want to do what you want with it? Are you fascinated by open hardware/free software and are you curious to experience this specific way of working and thinking? Or do you, as a hardcore knitter want to see what’s possible when the technological electronics part of the knitting machine has been changed? Or are you just curious to come and test the old knitting machine with a new brain? Come to our workshop of ’Ellentriek goes knitting’ on Saturday the 18th of May. 10-13h We will replace the proprietary brain of your machine. The old one is not broken, it is just disconnected. Under professional guidance we will assemble a few electronic components. The next step is hooking up your computer to the machine and to show you how to work with Knitic (Knitic is hard-and software which is easy to work with). This part of the workshop is also for beginners and people who know nothing about electronics. 14-18h Come and test the new old machines and knit a photograph, text, image.. Who: with Knitic.com (Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet) & knitter Claire Williams Please contact us on beforehand if you have a knitting machine to hack, type Brother machine KH 930 KH 940. wendy attttt constantvzw.org. We contact you on the what and how. Ellentriek is organized by De Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats & Constant vzw. This workshop is part of the Ruelles project (http://ruelles.constantvzw.org)

Ellentriek kiest weer voor textiel: we gaan breimachines bevrijden. Zaterdag 18 mei 2013 van 10 tot 18u. Pianofabriek Tentoonstellingsruimte Fortstraat 35 1060 Brussel In de jaren 80 en 90 waren elektronische breimachines gemakkelijk te vinden. Maar het was nooit eenvoudig om er een zelfgemaakt beeld, tekening, foto of tekst mee te breien. Ofwel kocht je voorgemaakte beelden op floppies, ofwel moest je werken met ponskaarten. Nu komt daar verandering in! Met Knitic kun je je computer aan je breimachine hangen. knitic Heb je nog een Brother machine van het type KH930 of KH940 staan en wil je eens eindelijk je zin ermee kunnen doen? Ben je gefascineerd door toepassingen van open hardware/vrije software en ben je nieuwsgierig naar deze specifieke manier van denken en werken? Of wil je als gepassioneerde brei-ster wel eens zien wat de mogelijkheden zijn als de technologie van een breimachine onder handen wordt genomen? Of ben je gewoon nieuwsgierig om te komen kijken wat er allemaal kan als een oude breimachine nieuwe hersens heeft gekregen? Kom dan naar onze workshop ’Ellentriek goes knitting’ op zaterdag 18 mei. 10-13u We vervangen de proprietaire/oorspronkelijke hersenen van je machine. De oude zijn niet stuk, we koppelen die gewoon los. We steken een aantal elektronische componenten in elkaar onder professionele begeleiding. Daarna sluiten we je machine aan op een computer en tonen hoe je met Knitic werkt. (Knitic is hard-en software, heel eenvoudig te bedienen). Dit is ook bedoeld voor beginners of mensen die niets van elektronica kennen. 14-18u Kom mee de vernieuwde machines testen en brei een foto, tekst, beeld naar keuze! Wie: met Knitic.com (Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet) & brei-ster Claire Williams Gelieve vooraf contact op te nemen indien je een breimachine van het type Brother machine type KH 930 of KH 940 bezit. wendy attttt constantvzw.org We bespreken dan hoe we het beste te werk gaan en wat er gevraagd wordt. Deze worskhop is onderdeel van het project Ruelles (http://ruelles.constantvzw.org) Ellentriek is een organisatie van De Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats & Constant vzw. http://www.ellentriek.net

Ellentriek se met au textile : la libération des machines à tricoter Samedi 18 mai 2013 de 10 à 18 heures Pianofabriek Espace d’Expo Rue du Fort 35, 1060 Bruxelles Dans les années quatre-vingt et nonante, les machines à coudre étaient accessibles. Mais ce n’était jamais une tâche simple que de tricoter avec la machine une image, un dessin, une photographie ou un texte que vous aviez conçu vous-mêmes. Vous pouviez acheter des images toute prêtes sur des floppies ou des cartes perforées. Ceci va changer ! Avec Knittic vous pouvez connecter directement votre ordinateur à la machine à tricoter. knitic Vous avez une Brother KH930 ou KH940 ? Vous voulez vous en servir librement ? Vous êtes fascinés par le hardware libre/ouvert et vous êtes curieux de rencontrer cette manière si particulière de travailler et penser ? Ou, trictoteur/euse endurci/e vous voulez voir ce qui est possible quand la partie électronique de la machine a été modifiée ? Ou vous êtes juste curieux de tester une vieille machine avec un nouveau cerveau ? Venez à notre atelier ’Ellentriek se met au textile’ le samedi 18 mai. 10-13h Nous remplacerons le cerveau propriétaire de votre machine. L’ancien ne sera pas cassé, il est juste déconnecté. Avec une aide professionnelle, nous assemblerons quelques composants électroniques. L’étape suivante sera de connecter l’ordinateur à la machine et de travailler avec Knitic, un hard et soft-ware facile à utiliser. Cette partie de l’atelier est aussi pour débutants et personnes qui ne connaissent rien en électronique. 14-18h Venez tester de nouvelles anciennes machines et tricoter une photographie, un texte, une image. Qui : avec Knitic.com (Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet) & la tricoteuse Claire Williams S’il vous plaît, contactez-nous à l’avance si vous avez une machine à hacker de type Brother KH 930 ou KH 940. wendy attttt constantvzw.org On vous donnera plus d’informations sur la procédure. Ellentriek est organisé par De Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats & Constant vzw. Cet atelier fait partie du projet Ruelles (http://ruelles.constantvzw.org) http://www.ellentriek.net

Author: Wendy | Published: 11th maart 2013 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

Makey Makey is a nice and fun Open Hardware project, developed by Mit researchers Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum.  It’s an Arduino based project that could get started through crowdfunding.

Basically you can turn any conductive surface into a sensor: bananas and other fruit/vegetables, cutlery, water, metal tools, conductive dough, human skin…When you connect to the ground, you trigger certain parts of your keyboard: the arrow keys, space bar and the left click of the mouse.

“Using the MaKey MaKey you can make anything into a key (get it?) just by connecting a few alligator clips. The MaKey MaKey is an invention kit that tricks your computer into thinking that almost anything is a keyboard. This allows you to hook up all kinds of fun things as an input. For example, play Mario with a Play-Doh keyboard, or piano with fruit!

The MaKey MaKey uses high resistance switching to detect when you’ve made a connection even through materials that aren’t very conductive (like leaves, pasta or people). This technique attracts noise on the input, so a moving window averager is used to lowpass the noise. The on-board ATMega32u4 communicates with your computer using the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol which means that it can act like a keyboard or mouse.” [Via Sparkfun]

The explanation sounds harder than it is – have a look at some video’s of MakeyMakey in action and you will see what it can do.

As this is an Arduino based controller, we wanted to have a look inside. How legible/reproducible is Makey Makey?

—-> Answer, quite legible, if you have some knowledge of pcb’s, coding and microcontrollers.

—> All online:

Schematic
Eagle Files
Github Home (Find the latest MaKey MaKey sketch here)
Getting Started Guide
MaKey MaKey Driver (For Windows users)
MaKey MaKey Arduino Addon (Unzip to your Arduino sketchbook directory)
MaKey MaKey Site
Firmware Note

We wanted to check this out for ourselves and we got an Arduino Leonardo (only this model works with your computer using the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol) and six 20MegaOhm resistors (that’s a lot of Ohm!).

Success! Here’s how to make your own version (here is the subtitle zip  file)

We modified the code somewhat, you can download a zip of it here: makey_makey_SIMPLIFIED_Code_for Leonardo

A video of our DIY MakeyMakey-Leonardo in action –> @ Mixxit in Strombeek

And loads of pictures –> building and trying it out..

Author: Jitske | Published: 04th oktober 2012 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

Your copy machine, scanner or mobile phone has broken down and even the second hand shop is no longer interested in getting it fixed for sale. No worry, you can still find interesting bits and parts such as motors, lenses, microphones or amplifiers hidden within. In this workshop you will learn to dismantle broken electronic machinery and to identify the parts still usable for creative ‘re-use’.

Each session focuses on a certain group of electronic devices:

Wednesday 21.11: radio, cassette- dvd-, cd player and answering machine
Saturday 24.11: scanner, printer and copy machine
Wednesday 28.11: digital and analog video cameras, photo cameras, mobile and other phones.

Your can bring along your own electronic stuff and please do not forget your favourite screwdriver and other tools. The older the electronic devices, the better.

Practical info:
Recyclart – Vitrin 17
Ursulinenstraat 17 Rue des Ursulines
15:00 > 18:00
max. 10p per session!
5 euro/session- inscription requiredy (payment in situ): info@recyclart.be / 02 289 00 50
languages: EN-FR-NL

Workshop given by sound engineer Jeroen De Meyer and the low voltage activists of Ellentriek: Wendy, Gregor, Kenny and Jitske.
Ellentriek is an organisation of the Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats & Constant vzw.

http://jeroendemeyer.wordpress.com/

Uw kopieerapparaat, scanner of gsm is stuk en de kringloopwinkel heeft u vriendelijk wandelen gestuurd? Geen nood, er valt nog iets mee aan te vangen, want binnenin schuilt vaak nog een bruikbaar onderdeel zoals een motortje, lens, microfoontje of versterker! In deze workshop leert u tijdens drie namiddagen kapotte elektrische apparaten ontmantelen en de bruikbare delen herkennen voor creatief hergebruik. Breng dergelijke spullen mee, alsook uw lievelingsschroevendraaier en ander gereedschap. Hoe ouder de toestellen, hoe beter!

Elke sessie richt zich op een bepaalde groep van toestellen:
woe 21.11: radio, cassette-, dvd-, cd-speler, antwoordapparaat
zat 24.11: scanner, printer, kopieerapparaat
woe 28.11: digitale/analoge videocamera’s, fototoestellen, gsm’s en telefoons.

Praktisch:
Recyclart – Vitrin 17
Ursulinenstraat 17 Rue des Ursulines
15:00 > 18:00
max. 10p per sessie!
5 euro/sessie – inschrijven verplicht (betaling ter plaatse): info@recyclart.be / 02 289 00 50
voertalen: EN-FR-NL

Lesgevers: geluidsontwerper Jeroen De Meyer en laagspanningsactivisten Gregor, Kenny, Wendy & Jitske
Ellentriek is een organisatie van De Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats & Constant vzw.

http://jeroendemeyer.wordpress.com

Votre photocopieuse, scanner ou gsm est cassé et les Petits Riens vous ont envoyé balader? Ne désespérez pas, vous pouvez encore en tirer quelque chose : ces appareils recèlent souvent l’une ou l’autre composante bien utile comme un petit moteur, une lentille, un micro ou un ampli ! ce workshop va vous apprendre pendant trois après-midis à démonter des appareils électriques cassés et à reconnaître les pièces à recycler au gré de votre créativité. Munissez-vous des dits appareils, n’oubliez pas votre tournevis préféré et autres outils. Plus les appareils sont vieux, mieux c’est !

Chaque session est axée sur un groupe déterminé d’appareils:
mer 21.11: radio, lecteur de cassettes, dvd et cd, répondeur
sam 24.11: scanner, imprimante, photocopieuse
mer 28.11: caméra digitale/analogique, appareils photos, gsm et téléphones.

Infos pratiques:
Recyclart – Vitrin 17
Ursulinenstraat 17 Rue des Ursulines
15:00 > 18:00
max. 10p par session!
5 euros/session – inscriptions obligatoires (paiement sur place): info@recyclart.be / 02 289 00 50
langues parlées: EN-FR-NL

profs: Jeroen De Meyer, ingénieur du son, et les activités basse tension Gregor, Kenny, Wendy & Jitske

Ellentriek est une organisation de De Pianofabriek-Kunstenwerkplaats & Constant vzw.

http://jeroendemeyer.wordpress.com/

Author: Wendy | Published: 28th september 2012 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

For a project this set-up was bought:
https://shop.sensestage.eu/nl/batterijen/28-battery-kit-small-400-mah.html

It consists of a Polymer Lithium Ion battery (3.7V) with a capacity of about 400 mAh and a LiPo Charger Basic – Mini-USB.

Now, for another project we have a Li-Ion recheargable battery, 3.6 Volt
(for example this one)

Now, the question is if the button cell battery can be charged with the LiPo Charger Basic?

Author: Wendy | Published: 23th augustus 2012 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

Back to basics: met cathodes en anodes op 02/09/2012 bij Mixxit in het Prinsenbos, Guldendal

Wat kan je doen met leds + batterij + geleidende draad + naald? Deze workshop is het voorgerecht van de makey makey/ Arduino – Ellentriek workshop die doorgaat op 24 november bij Mixxit. Binnenkort meer info daarover op hun website: www.mixxit.be

Author: Wendy | Published: 24th april 2012 | RSS | LINK | 3 Comments. Leave yours!

*// MP3 Player Shield plays mp3s that come from a Micro sd card.

* Excellent library of Bill Porter, which simplifies the code and usage a lot. You should unzip the library and put the two subfolders in your sketchbook Libraries folder. (follow the instructions:-))

* works out of the box with this library

* pay attention to the Baud Rate of the sketch and the Baud Rate of your Serial Monitor window

 

*// Waveshield plays any uncompressed 22KHz, 12bit, mono Wave (.wav) files of any size from an Sd-card

* It’s a kit you have to solder

* Not all Sd-cards work, it is quite finicky about that

* You need to format the Sd-card first

* There are two libraries you can use

-> AFWave, the old library has possible Sd-card issues. The nice thing about this library is the example that enables you to change the bitrate of the sound (speed it up, or slow it down). I have not seen any examples of this usage with the new Waveshield library. The bolwerk Djette uses this library

-> Wave HC, the library which is still being adapted. The active development part is nice, the coder who made the library is still following. I do find the code in the sketches themselves still quite difficult and muddy, but I’m afraid that has more to do with my coding capacities

 

*// Waveshield for Arduino Mega (special hack)

* A lot of the times, if you want to use a shield on an Arduino Mega, you need to change certain pin settings (which mostly leads you to cut of certain pins and reconnect them elsewhere on the Mega) Here I got into deeper trouble, my sound was distorted, and I found the solution with help from the physical and the virtual world.

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

 

*// Motor shield: with this shield you can easily test motors, give extra power etc

* It’s a kit you have to solder

* Libraries and instructions are here

* This shield got tested in a previous Ellentriek session

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

 

*// RedFlyShield is a plug-on module with WiFi/WLAN for Arduino. Download scr.zip from link, unzip and copy the content of /examples/ and /libraries/ to your Arduino folder: /arduino/examples/ and /arduino/libraries/. If there are existing folders from a previous installation,delete them before copying.

* works out of the box with this library, WLANscan scans the available wifi-networks

 

*// Nanode (not a shield, but web enabled Arduino with ethernet access)

* Tested in the Brussels Hackerspace

 

— Untested shields

*// Micro sd shield

* You need to install the Fat16 library

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

 

*// Lol shield, 133 leds become a screen

* Here’s a tutorial on how to make it and a demo on how to use it:

* To make animations with the Lol shield, Jimmy Rogers put nice .ods spreadsheet on his website

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

 

*// GPS Log shield kit

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

 

*// Arduino Ethernet Shield

 

*// WiFly Shield

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// MP3 Player Shield plays mp3s that come from a Micro sd card.

* Excellent library of Bill Porter, which simplifies the code and usage a lot. You should unzip the library and put the two subfolders in your sketchbook Libraries folder. (follow the instructions:-))

* works out of the box with this library

* pay attention to the Baud Rate of the sketch and the Baud Rate of your Serial Monitor window

*// Waveshield plays any uncompressed 22KHz, 12bit, mono Wave (.wav) files of any size from an Sd-card

* It’s a kit you have to solder

* Not all Sd-cards work, it is quite finicky about that

* You need to format the Sd-card first

* There are two libraries you can use

-> AFWave, the old library has possible Sd-card issues. The nice thing about this library is the example that enables you to change the bitrate of the sound (speed it up, or slow it down). I have not seen any examples of this usage with the new Waveshield library. The bolwerk Djette uses this library

-> Wave HC, the library which is still being adapted. The active development part is nice, the coder who made the library is still following. I do find the code in the sketches themselves still quite difficult and muddy, but I’m afraid that has more to do with my coding capacities

*// Waveshield for Arduino Mega (special hack)

* A lot of the times, if you want to use a shield on an Arduino Mega, you need to change certain pin settings (which mostly leads you to cut of certain pins and reconnect them elsewhere on the Mega) Here I got into deeper trouble, my sound was distorted, and I found the solution with help from the physical and the virtual world.

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// Motor shield: with this shield you can easily test motors, give extra power etc

* It’s a kit you have to solder

* Libraries and instructions are here

* This shield got tested in a previous Ellentriek session

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// RedFlyShield is a plug-on module with WiFi/WLAN for Arduino. Download scr.zip from link, unzip and copy the content of /examples/ and /libraries/ to your Arduino folder: /arduino/examples/ and /arduino/libraries/. If there are existing folders from a previous installation,delete them before copying.

* works out of the box with this library, WLANscan scans the available wifi-networks

*// Nanode (not a shield, but web enabled Arduino with ethernet access)

* Tested in the Brussels Hackerspace

— Untested shields

*// Micro sd shield

* You need to install the Fat16 library

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// Lol shield, 133 leds become a screen

* Here’s a tutorial on how to make it and a demo on how to use it:  * To make animations with the Lol shield, Jimmy Rogers put nice .ods spreadsheet on his website * Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list *// GPS Log shield kit * Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list *// Arduino Ethernet Shield *// WiFly Shield * Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// MP3 Player Shield plays mp3s that come from a Micro sd card.

* Excellent library of Bill Porter, which simplifies the code and usage a lot. You should unzip the library and put the two subfolders in your sketchbook Libraries folder. (follow the instructions:-))

* works out of the box with this library

* pay attention to the Baud Rate of the sketch and the Baud Rate of your Serial Monitor window

*// Waveshield plays any uncompressed 22KHz, 12bit, mono Wave (.wav) files of any size from an Sd-card

* It’s a kit you have to solder

* Not all Sd-cards work, it is quite finicky about that

* You need to format the Sd-card first

* There are two libraries you can use

-> AFWave, the old library has possible Sd-card issues. The nice thing about this library is the example that enables you to change the bitrate of the sound (speed it up, or slow it down). I have not seen any examples of this usage with the new Waveshield library. The bolwerk Djette uses this library

-> Wave HC, the library which is still being adapted. The active development part is nice, the coder who made the library is still following. I do find the code in the sketches themselves still quite difficult and muddy, but I’m afraid that has more to do with my coding capacities

*// Waveshield for Arduino Mega (special hack)

* A lot of the times, if you want to use a shield on an Arduino Mega, you need to change certain pin settings (which mostly leads you to cut of certain pins and reconnect them elsewhere on the Mega) Here I got into deeper trouble, my sound was distorted, and I found the solution with help from the physical and the virtual world.

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// Motor shield: with this shield you can easily test motors, give extra power etc

* It’s a kit you have to solder

* Libraries and instructions are here

* This shield got tested in a previous Ellentriek session

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// RedFlyShield is a plug-on module with WiFi/WLAN for Arduino. Download scr.zip from link, unzip and copy the content of /examples/ and /libraries/ to your Arduino folder: /arduino/examples/ and /arduino/libraries/. If there are existing folders from a previous installation,delete them before copying.

* works out of the box with this library, WLANscan scans the available wifi-networks

*// Nanode (not a shield, but web enabled Arduino with ethernet access)

* Tested in the Brussels Hackerspace

— Untested shields

*// Micro sd shield

* You need to install the Fat16 library

* Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

*// Lol shield, 133 leds become a screen

* Here’s a tutorial on how to make it and a demo on how to use it:  * To make animations with the Lol shield, Jimmy Rogers put nice .ods spreadsheet on his website * Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list *// GPS Log shield kit * Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list *// Arduino Ethernet Shield *// WiFly Shield * Pins used and more info at the Arduino shield list

Author: Wendy | Published: 18th april 2012 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

Here is a great database of Arduino shields that gives you pin usage details for 285 shields from 114 makers!

This list makes sure you can look at the compatibility of shields and it also lists the actual licences the shield developers use. It is quite confronting to see that the majority of the shield hardware developers do not choose a license…

From the website itself:

“Sick of trying to figure out which pins are used by some obscure Arduino shield? Can’t tell whether two shields will be compatible with each other?

This shield database arose out of a discussion on the Arduino Forums about the need for a comprehensive online reference for shield pin assignments. It lists as many Arduino shields as I can find along with their pin usage, making it easy for you to determine if particular shields are compatible.”

He does seem to be falling behind on processing the newer shields:

“Submission Queue
There are currently 198 shields submitted that I haven’t got to processing yet. Sorry!”

Anyone out there who wants to lend a helping hand?

Author: Wendy | Published: 29th maart 2012 | RSS | LINK | Comments Disabled

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@ iMAL, Saturday 28.04.12 & Sunday 29.04.12
30 Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai 30 – 1080 Bruxelles Brussel 1080

With an Arduino you can collect a lot of sensor data, from smelling gasses to measuring temperature or light and lots more. But how do you save these data? How do you actuate the outside world, transfer bits and bytes online, without using a computer?
In order to activate motors, to connect to a network, to make an autonomous interactive sound installations, you need chips and components on top of your microcontroller.
These usually come in the form of a shield that slides onto your Arduino. During this ’Ellentriek meets Code, Arts and Crafts’ weekend we’ll review several of these “shields” in detail. We will scrutinize these shields and look at the possiblities to make them ourselves.

With extra brainpower of Mr Stock from Rotterdam & Stephane Noel!

– As usual, this session is open to artists’ own projects.
– This is for people who already know how to work with Arduino
– Maximum 15 participants
– from 12 to 18h
– This workshop costs 20 euro, including a lunch with sandwiches & drinks (2 days)

To enroll, click here!

– For more direct information: wendy @ constantvzw . org

This Edition of Ellentriek is a collaboration between Constant vzw, Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats & iMAL

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    @ iMAL, Zaterdag 28.04.12 & Zondag 29.04.12

    30 Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai 30 – 1080 Bruxelles Brussel 1080

    Met Arduino kun je heel wat sensor data verzamelen, van gassen ruiken tot licht en temperatuur meten en nog veel meer. Maar hoe sla je bijvoorbeeld die data op? Hoe activeer je andere machines of zend je bits en bytes naar het web zonder het gebruik van een computer?

    Om motors te doen draaien, een connectie te maken met een netwerk, gps-punten te loggen, een autonome computerloze interactieve geluidsinstallatie te maken heb je een microcontroller en nog heel wat andere chips nodig. Meestal komen die in de vorm van een schildje dat je op je Arduino schuift. Tijdens dit Code, Arts and Crafts meets Ellentriek weekend bekijken we een aantal van deze “shields” in detail. We analyzeren ze en bekijken de mogelijkheden om ze zelf ineen te steken.

    Met extra breinpower van Mr Stock uit Rotterdam & Stéphane Noel!

    – Zoals gewoonlijk is deze sessie open voor eigen projecten van kunstenaar

    – Graag voorkennis van Arduino

    – Maximum 15 deelnemers

    – van 12 to 18u

    – De workshop kost 20 euro, inclusief broodjeslunch en drank (2 dagen)

    – Om je in te schrijven, klik hier!

    – Voor meer informatie mail: wendy @ constantvzw . org

    Deze sessie is een samenwerking tussen Constant, De Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats en iMAL

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      @ iMAL, samedi 28.04.12 & dimanche 29.04.12

      30 Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai 30 – 1080 Bruxelles Brussel 1080

      Avec Arduino, il est possible de collecter pas mal de données, de la présence de gaz aux mesures de température, de lumière et bien plus encore. Mais comment stocker ces données? Comment activer d’autres machines ou envoyer des bits et des octets vers le web sans ordinateur?

      Pour actionner des moteurs, se connecter à un réseau ou faire des installations sonores interactives autonomes, vous avez besoin d’un microcontrôlleur et d’encore quelques éléments électroniques. Bien souvent, ceux-ci se présentent sous la forme de modules qui s’insèrent sur votre carte Arduino.

      Durant ce weekend Code, Arts & Crafts meets Ellentriek nous examinerons en détail certains de ces “modules” et évaluerons leurs possibilités.

      Avec, en renfort, les méninges de Mr Stock de Rotterdam & de Stéphane Noel!

      – Comme toujours, cette session est ouverte aux projets personnels des participants.

      – Il est préférable d’avoir une connaissance préalable d’Arduino

      – Max 15 participants

      – Samedi et dimanche de 12h à 18h

      – L’atelier coûte 20 euro, lunch et boissons comprises (2 jours)

      – S’Inscrire ici!

      – Pour plus d’info écrire à: wendy @ constantvzw . org

      Cette session est une collaboration entre Constant, De Pianofabriek laboratoire artistique et iMAL

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Quasi OBJets environnements hybrides

Weiser 1991

Ubiquitous Technology informatique omnipresente

In opposition to the desktop « user » ubiquitous technologies engages many more dispositifs at the same time in daily activities and the person is not necessarily aware that this the case.

Laura Beloff Erich Berger « heart donnor »,

http://www.realitydisfunction.org/heartdonor/

http://randomseed.org/sevenmileboots/

http://www.saunalahti.fi/~off/off/

 

Garnment as a historical tool to the body:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kobakant, massage me 2007 http://www.massage-me.at/

Textile as an open source technology:

Lily pad Leah Buckley

http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/

http://www.kobakant.at/?p=36

http://www.instructables.com/id/Puppeteer-Motion-Capture-Costume/

Alyce Sonic Sonic fabric

http://www.sonicfabric.com

Textile as a participative proposition:

Html Patchwork
Open Source Embroidery a project initiated by Ele Carpenter

http://www.open-source-embroidery.org.uk/wiki/

http://www.capacitor.constantvzw.org/?p=244

http://fr.flossmanuals.net/arduino/ch003_exemples-dusages

Garnment as a critical tool:

Jana Sterback remote control  II 1991

http://www.projectfacade.com/index.php

http://www.fudgethefacts.com/hands/index.html

PROPOSITION PARTICIPATIVE
pour une multiplicite d’usagers

Interac wearing Experientiae electricae 2009
La négociation pour son espace d’action dans une pièce collective
La transformation de son rythme personnel par le jeu en réponse au rythme proche
L’ajustement de son propre rythme en fonction du rythme global
l’appropriation des choix d’un autre

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaq98z_interac-wearing-par-experientiae-el_creation

Transformation des critères de la cartographie
critères personnels
aléatoires
Affectifs
intimes
pratiques issues de la derive urbaines
bio mapping
Jeu Urbain

Diana Heng Blogger Hoody 2003

XS labs, sonic tuxedo 2008

Becky Stern Compubody sock

XY interaction, interface pour la composition sonore et musicale