Progress!Posted: January 23, 2013
Thanks for the productive session today!
Here are some links Roger sent me with details of some of the hardware we may be using.
Firstly it looks like we’ll be using Atmel chips. You can download their coding environment from here for free if you’d like to play around with it before we get stuck in.
There are also these microcontrollers with built in radio.
And Roger recommends this as the best place to manufacture customised PCBs
So everybody should be coming up with ideas for the aesthetic of what we are doing. How will it look, how will the lanterns react, how will they work… ideas ideas ideas!
Nicole & I will put together some sort of bio/description of our project to put on the web and send to people interested in donating things/sponsoring/getting involved plus good old public exposure!
Roger is going to bring in the radio chips he already has and show us the very basics of how they are programmed.
The theme for this years festival is “Language: The Human Quintessence” (eh Brittan?!)