[Sewing] Fwd: [AMTD] CNMAT Events this week in Berkeley

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Mon Jun 11 19:27:48 UTC 2012

Tomorrow's and Thursday's schedule look to be of particular interest.

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Subject: [AMTD] CNMAT Events this week in Berkeley
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:04:57 -0700
To: discuss at lists.acemonstertoys.org

Please come celebrate the start of summer with a visit to CNMAT during
our Open Lab times next week:

11-5pm at 1750 Arch Street: http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/about/directions_cnmat

We will be making, skill sharing, materials sharing and informally
learning from our resident  visiting makers Hannah Perner-Wilson and
Natalie Freed (recently of the MIT media lab). We will have stations
set up for  integrating electronics, sensors, mechatronics,
e-textiles, active paper, and acoustic transduction with numerous
inspirational prototypes to share,  study and discuss.

There is no particular fixed agenda for each day but in the early
afternoon we will have short, show-and-tell sessions on particular
themes with expert guests:

Monday 11
Theme: Paper folding and other dynamics
Origami experts Chris Palmer and Peter Engel will bring examples of
their work and introduce their wonderful books. Natalie Freed will
describe the Telescrapbook. Adrian Freed will share his prize winning
paper music keyboard, the FingerPhone and introductory work on
computing with flexagons.

Tuesday 12
Theme: interactive textiles and other Extraordinary Materials
Hannah Perner-Wilson will show how she has transforms e-textiles into
interactive objects, wearables, robot skins etc. using a wide variety
of traditional, modern and new textile and electronic integration
Adrian Freed will show some etextile multitouch and musical instrument
controllers from CNMAT collection and give a tour of our collection of
unobtanium and readily available extraordinary materials with hints as
to their untapped potential, e.g. gold plated textiles, conductive
silicone, stainless steel yarns, stretchable conductors etc.

Wednesday 13
Theme: Integration and Interfacing
Yotam Mann will show OSCuino, a new library for Arduino developers to
integrate the OSC encoding into their Arduino Projects. OSCuino runs
on the new faster ethernet Arduinos and with serial USB Arduinos.
CNMAT's  extensive library of sensors and actuators will be introduced
with  plenty of experts on hand to
answer questions on how to integrate them into your projects. John
MacCallum will introduce his o.expr from the new odot tools which is
great for sensor signal

Thursday 14
Theme: Patterning and Printed Electronics
Adrian Freed will describe Jess Rowland's work at CNMAT on printable
loudspeaker arrays and share some interesting approaches to spatial
pattern design for optimization of arrayed sensors, actuators and

Friday 15
Open making day

I look forward to seeing you all some time next week.

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