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02-08-12

Arduino @ Radio Shack

One of our alums (Michelle DuCharme, DIGA Sound 2011) was out today and spotted these:

Arduino at the Shack

Photo by Michelle DuCharme

Sure enough, it now seems that Radio Shack is carrying Arduinos! Quite a few of our current students and alums are rejoicing right now at the thought of not having to wait for shipping. If you are not among those in the know, learn more about Arduino here.

09-03-11

Hackspace forming in New Smyrna

Kaiju Sushi in New Smyrna is looking to form a hacker/maker group that would meet weekly at their restaurant. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 6 @ 7pm. Should be of interest to some of our students and alumni, especially those who took DIGA 231. You can learn more about the group in this blog post. As their announcement says:

Kaiju is hosting a hackspace for the New Smyrna, Deland, Daytona, Port Orange, and Ormond areas. We’re looking for talented young engineers, software developers, makers, and modders to team up with experienced Space Coast workers to build new projects. Our focus is to:

  • Get you working with other talent to give your projects the momentum they need.
  • Give you access to world-class speakers via video conferencing. We want to connect our local hackspace to other groups around the world so we can stay on top of technological and economic trends.
  • Learn about patent writing, business incorporation, marketing, and all the tools you’ll need to start a technology business on a tight budget.

Networking, hardware hacking and sushi sounds like a winning combination to me!

Lego Sushi Bar

Photo by Flickr user Bill Ward's Brickpile

01-05-11

Interactivity and Art Finals 2010

Final projects from Prof. Roberts’ DIGA 231 Interactivity and Art class. Students in this class learn how to program their own software using MAX/MSP and how to use Arduino boards to create a link between the physical and digital worlds. Students also learn how to use a variety of switches and sensors such as distance, light, pressure, knock, temperature, RFID and heart rate sensors.

12-16-09

Interactivity and Art Finals

Students in DIGA 231 Interactivity and Art learn how to program their own interactive software using Max/MSP and use Arduino boards to create a link between the physical and digital worlds. Students also learn how to use a variety of switches and sensors such as distance, light, pressure, knock, temperature, RFID and heart rate sensors.  The video below captures the exhibition of their final projects for the Fall 2009.