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. 

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Mitchell Chan "A Vision of Amen" 2009

Submitted by ayu on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 22:26

A Vision of Amen

This piece uses the prototype of the ArtBus PWM board.

Add a Flash Movie

Submitted by Ed_B on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 20:44

Here we are, adding a movie. It is 400x300 and 15Megs maximum. This isn't the normal way.

First, we'll upload a Flash movie as an "flv" file: BenCassieSp08.flv

The upload flash button is here:

Click the Upload tab in the pop-up browser, then upload your file.

Preparing videos on linux

Submitted by Ed_B on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 18:02

#!/bin/bash -x

# works only with older versions of ffmpeg
# Useful for converting a folder of MOv's to flash & preview png's # makes two folders: flv's and previews
# put quicktime files in a folder then run this script

Flash Test 3

Submitted by Ed_B on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 17:09

Open source player evaluation - player_flv_maxi.

What next?

Submitted by rdrink on Sun, 12/27/2009 - 18:05

With the growing number of hardware projects cropping up around the school, epsecially in the form of manufactured boards, there seems to also be a growing interest amongst both students and faculty to have more "off the shelf" solutions to specific engineering problems. What seems needed then is both a "single problem, single board" approach, as in single purpose boards that address one function, and also a "complex problem, many boards" solution, wherein many single purpose boards are modularly integrated to solve a more complicated task.


Submitted by Ed_B on Sun, 12/20/2009 - 19:08

test this


Motorized Pan & Tilt System by Philomène Longpré

Submitted by ayu on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 23:32

Philomène Longpré 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.  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  of her tutorial to share with us. You can learn more by clicking on her tutorial link below. Here are pics from her tutorial.

PCF8575 I2C port expander

Submitted by Ed_B on Tue, 12/15/2009 - 18:29

A port expander gives you more i/o from an MCU by using a small amount of i/o in clever ways. A typical application is to run 128 LED's from an Arduino. 

ArtBus H-Bridge driver schematic

Submitted by Ed_B on Wed, 12/09/2009 - 14:49

Here is the schematic for the AVR atmega168 based ArtBus board. The firmware is almost at beta. More on that soon.

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