ayu's blog http://kineticsandelectronics.com/blog/6 Artists create aesthetic problems and solve them. When an artist creates a problem which is technical in nature, but for which no commodified solution exists, a solution must be invented. This is the realm of "making". Making often represents novel unions of sensible phenomena, information, and dynamic objects.  en Super Bright White LED SMT Slugs http://kineticsandelectronics.com/LED_Slug <p>We found some discontinued super bright 1 watt white LED slugs for $2.75 a piece from All Electronics. To use them, you would need to buy a Luxeon LED&nbsp;board. We were able to get the boards from Digikey for $1.19 each.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img width="380" height="200" alt="" src="/userfiles/image/Anna_Tutorials/LED_SLUG.png" /></p> <p>Here are some instructions that I compiled for the students on how to use them.</p> <p><a href="http://kineticsandelectronics.com/LED_Slug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://kineticsandelectronics.com/LED_Slug#comments Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:16:57 +0000 ayu 140 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com Arduino Timer Library Workshop http://kineticsandelectronics.com/TimerLibraryWorkshop <p class="rtecenter"><img width="640" height="831" alt="" src="/userfiles/image/Workshops/ArduinoLibrary.png" /></p> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:50:10 +0000 ayu 139 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com Makezine: Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide http://kineticsandelectronics.com/Makezine <p>In 2007 I built our first mobile electronics lab to&nbsp; solve a facilities issue. http://<a href="../../../../../../MobileClassroom">kineticsandelectronics.com/MobileClassroom </a>. Now it's everywhere, DYI build your own workspace, shops, hackerspace, anything you can think of.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img width="369" height="480" src="/userfiles/image/MAKE/TOOLSIP-2.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p class="rtecenter">Latest special issue of Make with topics on:</p> <p class="rtecenter">Workbenches you can build</p> <p class="rtecenter">Create your own hacker space</p> http://kineticsandelectronics.com/Makezine#comments Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:07:00 +0000 ayu 138 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com Solar Experiment http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/94 <p class="rtecenter"><img width="480" height="360" alt="" src="/userfiles/image/Solar/IMG_0043_768.jpg" /></p> <p class="rtecenter"><img width="360" height="480" alt="" src="/userfiles/image/Solar/IMG_0048_768.jpg" /></p> <p class="rtecenter"><img width="480" height="360" alt="" src="/userfiles/image/Solar/IMG_0046.JPG" /></p> <p class="rtecenter"><img width="480" height="360" alt="" src="/userfiles/image/Solar/IMG_00551_768.jpg" /></p> http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/94#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 22:03:43 +0000 ayu 94 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com Mitchell Chan "A Vision of Amen" 2009 http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/90 <h1>A Vision of Amen</h1> <p class="rtecenter"> <object width="320" height="240" data="/userfiles/player/player_flv_maxi.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <param value="/userfiles/Flash/player_flv_maxi.swf" name="movie" /> <param name="FlashVars" value="flv=/userfiles/flash/mitchellfchan.flv&amp;width=320&amp;height=240&amp;showstop=1&amp;showvolume=1&amp;showtime=1&amp;startimage=/userfiles/image/MitchellChan.png&amp;showfullscreen=1&amp;bgcolor1=189ca8&amp;bgcolor2=085c68&amp;playercolor=085c68" /> </object></p> <p>This piece uses the prototype of the ArtBus PWM&nbsp;board.</p> <p><a href="http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/90#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 03:26:22 +0000 ayu 90 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com Motorized Pan & Tilt System by Philomène Longpré http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/79 <p>Philom&egrave;ne Longpr&eacute; was a graduate student at the Art and Technolgy Dept, she is now studying her Ph.D at DXARTS in Digital Arts and Experimental Media.&nbsp; She was asked to design and fabricate a motorized pan tilt system for mounting any camcorders, small video projectors, sensors, or sculptural parts. She sent me this link&nbsp; of her tutorial to share with us. You can learn more by clicking on her tutorial link below. Here are pics from her tutorial.</p> <p><a href="http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/79" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/79#comments Sun, 20 Dec 2009 04:32:10 +0000 ayu 79 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com Bringing new life to old machines http://kineticsandelectronics.com/DRO_Kits <p>I spent this past summer retrofitting our 40 year old lathe and mill with contemporary digital readouts. Since our Clausings were of smaller size than most machining tools, it was hard to find something that were applicable. We purchased two sets of Anilam DRO kits.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img width="640" height="457" src="/userfiles/image/DRO/DRO.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://kineticsandelectronics.com/DRO_Kits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:38:24 +0000 ayu 40 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com ReRap http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/35 <p>Part-time faculty, Brett Balogh spent a few weeks this past summer putting together the ReRap for a new class that is being offered this fall. The Rerap is an open source project&nbsp; aimed at creating&nbsp; largely self-replicating machines. </p> <p class="rtecenter"><img width="240" height="320" src="/userfiles/image/ReRap/BrettRoom.jpg" alt="" /><img width="240" height="320" src="/userfiles/image/ReRap/BrettAdjustaxis.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="http://kineticsandelectronics.com/node/35" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 18 Oct 2009 04:56:05 +0000 ayu 35 at http://kineticsandelectronics.com