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Video of Bruce Damer's Evogrid
Video of Bruce's presentation from James Young
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Bruce Damer - The EvoGrid: Building a Percursor Origin of Artificial Life Simulator
MakingThings in collaboration with Michael Brown - Bluerain - 23,520 LEDs, 1 Make ControllerBluerain is a zillion blue LED installation based on a desktop computer running a QT app, a Make Controller (of course) and 98 x 16 LED cluster water-proof wall units running awesome TI LED PWM chips (TLC5491). Total number of LED: 23520. Total power: 50W. Levels of brightness: 4096. LED Colors: 1. BLUE.
In its current incarnation, little snippets of text from a variety of sources, including a library's check in, check out and catalog search system, flow down from the top of the 56' display toward the ground. Its final resting place is an outside wall of the London School of Economics library, from which the feeds originate.
It's up now in the carpark of the Mission Bank, 16th St between Mission and Valencia St's and will remain there for the next little while.
MakingThings will present some of the design details, show some of the electronics and share some of fun they had making it.
David Williams - Engineer and co-founder of MakingThings
Kimric Smythe and Shannon O'Hare - Steam Engine MII and Steam CalliopeKimric and Shannon will be presenting (and possibly demoing) the Neverwas Haul's steam blower. New improvements are to the uniflow steam engine. It also has a Model T exhaust whisle with steam running through a power steering pump, the whistle makes for a pretty good, loud siren.
Needing no introduction, Kimric and Shannon are fixtures of the steam punk, machine art scene in the Bay Area. Fearless leaders of the Neverwas Haul and also SRL crew members, they've put steampunk on the map spawning a whole aesthetic with exposed working parts and machine crafstmanship, their 3-story mobile Victorian house, steam car, and Neverwas line of goggles and helmets. Kimric also sells and repairs accordions in Oakland, CA.
Please mail Karen Marcelo (dorkbotSF [at] dorkbot [dot] org) if you would like to open dork (10-15 min mini-presentation)
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