Thanks for coming out to our first public gathering at the Miller Center and thanks, Ken Howell and the Emergent Media MFA Program at Champlain College for sponsoring this Vermont Makers event. It was a great turnout!
Below find photos of the event and links to resources, as promised.
Photo Gallery from Blinkies, the Quadrotor, and the Thing-o-Matic – April 3 2012:
You are cordially invited to attend the first public meeting of Vermont Makers!
We are a small band of arduino and electronics enthusiasts. If you like to tinker, sculpt, experiment, make tools, make toys, make art, make music, make anything – please join us!
We’re planning a fun evening of presentations with Vermont Makers and students from Champlain College. Subjects of our first presentation include blinkies, the Quadcopter, the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic and more!
Vermont Makers Public Presentation
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:30 PM Emergent Media Center, Miller Center Champlain College; Burlington, Vermont
This event is sponsored by the MFA in Emergent Media Program at Champlain College
Illuminate Your Life: Experimenting with LED Electronics
Let’s face it, LEDs are super cool. What is it about this clever way of producing light that is so mesmerizing? How did someone figure out how to make a mineral glow with just a tiny amount of electricity? When did it become so easy to control a house full of colorful and luminous lighting? We will explore these questions and more by discussing several aspects of this cool technology:
An introduction to the science and history behind light emitting diodes.
A review of the availability, cost, and quality of DIY LED lighting for the home.
Demonstrate a super cool project by (of course) making some lights blink!
Prepare to get your blinky fix!
Home Drone in Vermont
Steve Seremeth, Ed Haase
The adventures of building an arduino-based quadcopter: what inspired us to build one, what the project entails, and how you can make one, too.
Home Drone in Vermont
Presentations by Champlain College Students
Recent projects and a demo of the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic
“The MakerBot 3-D printer offers the possibility of manufacturing products in the home almost as easily as printing a document with an inkjet printer. The company’s Thing-O-Matic machine moves in three dimensions to spray layers of colored plastic to form objects, some quite intricate. ”
Click here for the complete article
Casey Reas, co-creator of Processing Talk Thursday, March 22, 2012 Emergent Media Center, Miller Center Champlain College; Burlington, Vermont 6:30 PM This event is sponsored by the MFA in Emergent Media Program at Champlain College
Acclaimed software artist Casey Reas uses computer algorithms to create complex, organic abstractions. In his ongoing series Process, Reas explores the relationship between synthetic and naturally-evolved systems through strikingly beautiful prints, animations, architectural wall fabrics, relief sculpture and interactive works all derived from variations on the same fundamental software algorithm. Reas is also internationally recognized as co-creator of Processing, an open source programming language specifically for visual artists, a standard for artists creating images, animation and interactive art. Reas is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Reas will be in residence in Burlington from March 21-23 working with local artists in algorithmic art.
For more about Casey Reas and Processing:
Processing – http://processing.org/
Casey Reas – http://www.reas.com/
Contact Ken Howell for more information about this event.
Casey Reas Reception and Artist Talk Friday March 23, 2012 BCA Center, first floor Burlington, Vermont 5 – 8 PM
Reas’ exhibition Processing is on view through April 28, 2012
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