BuildBrighton White Night Workshop - Setup and Session 1

Posted by barnoid Sun, 31 Oct 2010 16:28:49 GMT

This is a timelapse video of the Light Brigade workshop run by the BuildBrighton hackerspace as part of the White Night festivities. The workshop involved soldering together a badge consisting of an RGB LED, a microcontroller, battery, IR LED and IR receiver. The badges have a unique ID which is represented as a colour on the LED. They constantly transmit their ID using IR, other badges can receive the transmissions and collect colours which they cycle through on the RGB LED. They also have a zombie game mode where a badge can become "infected" and flashes red. It will then infect all other badges that receive its transmissions. It was far more popular than we anticipated, some people waiting over an hour for a place and many being turned away. A lot of work went into it, particularly from Mike and Matt and I think it was very successful, people seemed to enjoy it. I saw several people who’d never soldered before pick it up and walk away proud of the flashy badge they’d just made. This video covers 19:05 until 21:20 and includes some of the setup (you can watch Toby and Mike working on the code and us eating our dinner) and the first session. It was made from 1776 shots taken with a Canon Powershot S2 running CHDK, then made into a video with ffmpeg.

BuildBrighton Timelapse

Posted by barnoid Thu, 29 Apr 2010 22:28:01 GMT

1000 1 second exposures shot with a Canon Powershot S2 running CHDK and an intervalometer script. Stitched into a movie using mencoder. Check out the clock!

LoL - Lots of LEDs

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Apr 2010 23:51:28 GMT

LoL - Lots of LEDs
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperturef/1.6
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed500
Date and Time (Original)2010:03:21 15:53:23
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length30 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF 14mm f/2.8L or Sigma Lens
Camera Temperature25 C

BuildBrighton Theremin Prototype

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:09:11 GMT

BuildBrighton Theremin Prototype
BuildBrighton is working on making a pseudo-theremin for the electronica DJs Evil Nine. It will be a MIDI controller that works by sensing arm movements using ultrasonic range finders. For more information see: www.buildbrighton.com/wiki/Theremin
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed1000
Date and Time (Original)2009:10:22 22:18:44
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length53 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Camera Temperature20 C

BuildBrighton Theremin Stripboard

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:10:12 GMT

BuildBrighton Theremin Stripboard
BuildBrighton is working on making a pseudo-theremin for the electronica DJs Evil Nine. It will be a MIDI controller that works by sensing arm movements using ultrasonic range finders. For more information see: www.buildbrighton.com/wiki/Theremin
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed1000
Date and Time (Original)2009:10:22 21:59:15
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length85 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Camera Temperature20 C

BuildBrighton Theremin Prototype Diagram

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:11:03 GMT

BuildBrighton Theremin Prototype Diagram
BuildBrighton is working on making a pseudo-theremin for the electronica DJs Evil Nine. It will be a MIDI controller that works by sensing arm movements using ultrasonic range finders. For more information see: http://www.buildbrighton.com/wiki/Theremin
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed1000
Date and Time (Original)2009:10:22 21:15:04
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length56 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Camera Temperature22 C

BuildBrighton Theremin Case

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:11:38 GMT

BuildBrighton Theremin Case
BuildBrighton is working on making a pseudo-theremin for the electronica DJs Evil Nine. It will be a MIDI controller that works by sensing arm movements using ultrasonic range finders. For more information see: http://www.buildbrighton.com/wiki/Theremin
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed1000
Date and Time (Original)2009:10:22 20:44:49
Exposure Bias-2/3 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length61 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Camera Temperature20 C

BuildBrighton Theremin Case Modifications

Posted by barnoid Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:11:54 GMT

BuildBrighton Theremin Case Modifications
BuildBrighton is working on making a pseudo-theremin for the electronica DJs Evil Nine. It will be a MIDI controller that works by sensing arm movements using ultrasonic range finders. For more information see: http://www.buildbrighton.com/wiki/Theremin The case was designed and made by Steve Carpenter of BotBuilder.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed1000
Date and Time (Original)2009:10:22 19:43:00
Exposure Bias-2/3 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length56 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Camera Temperature17 C

BuildBrighton Theremin Case Controls

Posted by barnoid Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:25:26 GMT

BuildBrighton Theremin Case Controls
BuildBrighton is working on making a pseudo-theremin for the electronica DJs Evil Nine. It will be a MIDI controller that works by sensing arm movements using ultrasonic range finders. For more information see: http://www.buildbrighton.com/wiki/Theremin The case was designed and made by Steve Carpenter of BotBuilder.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed1000
Date and Time (Original)2009:10:15 21:32:11
Exposure Bias-2/3 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length33 mm
QualityRAW
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Camera Temperature22 C

BuildBrighton Theremin Case

Posted by barnoid Thu, 15 Oct 2009 23:26:14 GMT

BuildBrighton Theremin Case
BuildBrighton is working on making a pseudo-theremin for the electronica DJs Evil Nine. It will be a MIDI controller that works by sensing arm movements using ultrasonic range finders. For more information see: http://www.buildbrighton.com/wiki/Theremin The case was designed and made by Steve Carpenter of BotBuilder.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO Speed1000
Date and Time (Original)2009:10:15 21:30:41
Exposure Bias-2/3 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length47 mm
QualityRAW
Metering ModeCenter-weighted average
Lens TypeCanon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Camera Temperature20 C