Tested Arduino Shields and the used libraries

*// 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

Ellentriek #15 meets Code, Arts & Crafts : Shielded – extend your Arduino

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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

Ellentriek Valies: The making of

We are making the Ellentriek Valies, a travel trunk full of tools, electronic goodies and microcontrollers. You can use the suitcase to start tinkering with interactive electronics wherever you wish.

We had quite some dilemma’s to deal with:
– what kind of trunk do you choose: a real tool case (heavy), a travel trunk?
– what is absolutely necessary if you want to tinker with basic electronics?

Here are a few lists that inspired us:
—> http://www.makershed.com/Ultimate_Microcontroller_Pack_p/msump.htm?Click=37845
—> http://www.makershed.com/Mintronics_Survival_Pack_p/mstin2.htm
—> http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/diy-essentials/0

After the trunk was chosen, a light-weight, sturdy 2 wheeled red chunk of plastic, you have to customize it, make it ready for tools.

Here are some images of dressing up the trunk. Rosalie Stevens did the nice design and sewing work, I was part of making (dumb labour :-)).

What tools have to go in there?

In the middle there will be a tool insert, fabric over wood.

A first possible lay-out of tools:

This is the fabric and elastic that will hold the tools:

The one thing which got finished today was putting the Crickx letters on the outside.

I’m afraid that we did mix italic with non-italic, with different sizes.. It looks great! Thanks a lot Uberknackig for sticking the letters on the trunk. I had sticking fear..

Still quite some work ahead of us…

Contact us if you want to use the Valies.

Ellentriek #14: sew – measure – send – receive

Vendredi 13/01/2012 – 11:00 > 19:00
Samedi 14/01/2012 – 11:00 > 19:00
Timelab, Brusselsepoortstraat 97 – 9000 Gent

Dans cette session d’Ellentriek on apprend à faire des sensors doux en utilisant du textile et onvoit comment on peut lire leurs réactions en utilisant Arduino et/ou un ordinateur. La transmission de données sera sans fil, en utilisant des xbees.

Ellentriek est une série d’ateliers dans lesquels des artistes travaillent en groupe sur leurs propres projets open hardware.

Naomi Kerkhove crée des mondes en miniature en utilisant le fil et l’aiguille. Elle est l’invitée spéciale de cette session. Ell y travaillera la partie sensors de sa performance ’Valies’, dont la première sera présentée au Vooruit à Gent.

En présence des experts suivants :

Marije Baalman – http://www.nescivi.nl/

XY Interaction – http://xyinteraction.free.fr/wiki/

Merci de vous inscrire via le site web de Timelab

Pour plus d’info : wendy attt constantvzw . org

Max. participants : 12

Cette session d’Ellentriek est un collaboration entre Timelab, WP Zimmer, Constant & Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats.