OTOTO is a musical invention kit which allows anyone to quickly and easily create their own electronic musical instrument.
With OTOTO you can unpack the kit and make anything from a drum kit of saucepans to origami that sing when touched.
A network architecture that uses one or more end-user clients or near-user edge devices to carry out a substantial amount of storage (rather than stored primarily in cloud data centers), communication (rather than routed over backbone networks), and control, configuration, measurement and management (rather than controlled primarily by network gateways such as those in the LTE core).
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- Princeton University
Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution.
- About the Course
Pushing computation, control and storage into the “cloud” has been a key trend in networking in the past decade.
The cloud is now “descending” to the network edge and often diffused among the client devices in both mobile and wireline networks. The cloud is becoming the “fog.”
Empowered by the latest chips, radios, and sensors, each client device today is powerful in computation, in storage, in sensing and in communication. Yet client devices are still limited in battery power, global view of the network, and mobility support. Most interestingly, the collection of many clients in a crowd presents a highly distributed, under-organized, and possibly dense network.
Fog Networking isan architecture that will also support the Internet of Things, IoT, such as the “connected wearables.” Bold, new user interfaces are getting close to affordable price points for the mass, begging questions on the “architectural choices for the glasses and watches,” from naming to billing, and from session management to resource optimization.
Fog Networking leverages past experience in sensor networks, P2P and MANET research, and incorporates the latest advances in devices, network systems, and data science to reshape the “balance of power” in the ecosystem of computing and networking.
Last year, during the first celebration of Arduino Day more than 240 user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, schools, studios and educators throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia planned activities, workshops, events for a wide range of audiences and skillsets. They celebrated together the open source community gathered around Arduino globally.
We are now organizing the second edition of this worldwide anniversary celebrating Arduino community and the makers’ movement. Everyone can participate in the role of organizer or as a participant.
Stay tuned because at the beginning of February we’ll be launching the open call for entries. In the meanwhile check the countdown here http://arduinoday.tv – Hashtag: #ArduinoD15
Most of the complexity is caused by the linear movements [of the printer], however those movements being linear is a purely arbitrary choice.
The other rotary printers we have seen use two linear axes and only one rotational. Also they are often geared on the rotational axis leading to the familiar stepper noises being prevalent. We use direct drive on both the axes that are active during printing. The z-axis is as you know only active for fractions of a second between each layer.
A tiny but powerful microcontroller, the Arduino is an open-source, programmable microchip housed on a circuit board that fits in the palm of one’s hand—an apt metaphor for the control over design functions that it allows its user—and a pillar of contemporary maker culture and practice.
Designed by a star-studded team, the Arduino can be programmed to drive components such as sensors, LEDs, and motors in order to build and develop all kinds of interactive objects.
This new building block of design has resulted in applications as diverse as light sculptures, digital pollution detectors, and tools to help people who are unable to use such common interfaces as a computer mouse.
Beyond its concrete applications, the Arduino acts as a platform for the interdisciplinary practice that lies at the heart of so much compelling contemporary work across science and the humanities.
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.
About the Course
This course is a basic overview of electronic components and their common uses. It covers diodes, transistors, and op amps. Laboratory demonstrations are given to reinforce the concepts learned from the lectures and homework. The course is targeted at people with a scientific or technical background who are not electrical or computer engineers. The coverage is not as deep as an electronics course aimed at electrical or computer engineers. There are a number of physical applications demonstrated in this course that serve to motivate this topic to a wider audience.
- Module 1: Background
Review of linear circuits and frequency response fundamentals
- Module 2: Op Amps
Ideal Behavior; common resistor circuits; common RC circuits; applications: amplifiers, and filters
- Module 3: Diodes
pn junctions; Ideal diodes; diodes with a turn-on voltage; circuits with ideal diodes; rectifiers; limiters; regulators
- Module 4: Transistors
Overview of the physics of MOSFETs; MOSFETS in amplifiers and in digital logic circuits
Arduino’s Night, Lunedì 27 ottobre 2014 dalle 21:30 alle 23:30, Montebelluna
Arduino’s Night, Mercoledì 12 novembre 2014 dalle 21:30 alle 23:30, Montebelluna
Arduino’s Night, Lunedì 24 novembre 2014 dalle 21:30 alle 23:30, Montebelluna
Il Linux Day è una manifestazione che si propone di promuovere la diffusione di Linux e del software libero. Il Linux Day 2014 a Montebelluna (Treviso) si svolgerà presso la Biblioteca Comunale, il Treviso Arduino User Group è presente con un MakerSpace per l’intera giornata.
- workshop Arduino
- stampante 3D RepRap
- boards, applications . . . . . . . . .