Happy new year Electronic Lunchenauts.
Between January and May we’ve got plenty of events and projects lined up, with plenty of opportunities to invent / make / exhibit your crazy ideas.
Jan 29th – ‘Context for Classics’ party with the Festifools crew
A one hour party with hundreds of people involved outside Angell Hall. Basically a giant outdoor rave. We will be bringing our Lumenotbots and possibly attaching them to lots of top-hats for dancers at the show.
March 15th – TedX UofM Interactive Installation
I’ve been asked to put together an installation piece for this year’s conference at the Power Center. Plans at the moment include a bunch of domestic lamps with LEDs that get triggered by playing a toy glockenspiel! There is still plenty of scope for ideation and a group will be formed from Electronic Lunch to work on this project.
April 4th – Fool Moon Parade
The lumenotbots rise again in our colorful overtaking of A2’s night sky.
North Campus Tunnel Installation
Up on North Campus there’s a pedestrian tunnel that we will be checking out near the start of the semester. We’ve been invited come up with something neat to make the trek under the road more interesting .
End of year downtown exhibition?
Also in the works is a potential opportunity to show off cool projects / an installation piece in downtown A2 near the end of the semester.
The projects listed above are opportunities for anyone to get involved in making something neat that combines tech / art / code / design.
But don’t forget, Electronic Lunch is also the place for any of you to bring your ideas to the table and see them realised through the amazing collaborative opportunities our community’s range of expertise can provide.
Anything from the simplest handheld device to more fanciful large scale projects is possible.
Our first meet-up will be on Friday January 17th at 12pm.
Lets make something great.
Thank you all for making this semester’s Electronic Lunch the most productive, inspiring, and well fed term yet. I want to not only thank this year’s wonderful presenters and workshop leaders, but all of the participants who contributed to the wonderful collaborative learning experience.
Next year will have a more project oriented emphasis, with opportunities to exhibit works coming up. So please bring any of your project ideas when we reconvene in January and you could see it blossom in the same way last year’s Lumenotbots did! (Which also have an event planned outside Angel Hall at the end of January – more to come!)
But for now have a safe and happy break, and may your stockings be filled with electrical components
– Conor B
Our last workshop of the term will be led by Jason Kridner, the designer of the BeagleBone.
The BeagleBone is a credit card sized linux computer with hardware interfacing and internet capabilities.
Jason will have a bunch of boards for us to have a hands on workshop with these amazing devices that have revolutionised the field of micro-computing (heck theres even a bunch of these working away in space!)
Plenty of free pizza will be provided by Texas Instruments too!
This Friday’s workshop is on 3D modeling, showing you how to take ideas for real world objects from your imagination, to software, to print.
Led by the 3D lab’s Mia Cinelli (http://www.miacinelli.com/), this workshop will be a quick introduction to the process of creating 3D models for printing.
Design Lab 1, Duderstadt Center
12pm, Friday 15th November
This week at Electronic Lunch we want to learn about what you can make.
With an open ended show and tell format, bring along a project you are currently working on, something that you have made in the past, documentation of a previous project, or teach a skill to the rest of the group.
Through this we can learn from each other, find collaborators, trouble-shoot problems, and bask in your sheer greatness.
No matter how big or small – bring it along! From your first blinking LED to storyboards for your next robot-opera, we want to see it.