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May 132016
 

The Interactive Show is Tomorrow! Last chance to get tickets! Here’s a preview of Adelle Lin’s augmented reality project “Liisa: Augmenting InnAr Beauty”.

Tickets are just $15 and include wine/beer!

There is something magical about the friendships between women, something that helps us see what we often overlook. This is what Liisa is all about, as it shows our oft-hidden selves. Personalized amulets serve as symbols of strength for any woman to wear. With the aid of augmented reality, I give them digital extensions, revealing to the world that every woman has her own set of wings.

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May 022016
 

Trammell Hudson and Kyle McDonald are teaming up to merge two projects to make them great again!

This project makes Kyle’s [and Matt Mets’] “Blind Self Portrait” bot great again by combining it with Trammell’s whiteboard drawing “Polargraph”. The attendees will be able to pose for a portrait that will be drawn life-size on a whiteboard for selfies or flip-chart paper for them to take home.

Grab tickets to get yours

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Apr 262016
 

Nick Brewer is bringing two projects to this year’s Interactive Show, a suitcase photo booth and a tiny arcade cabinet.

I tend to draw inspiration from taking new technology (usually Raspberry Pi’s) and installing it into old/unusual places. The photo booth is actually built out of a suitcase I found in a rural Michigan thrift store, and the portable arcade is designed to look like a nice jewelry box, but with a full game system inside.

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More pictures and technical details after the break.

Buy your tickets for The Interactive Show, May 14th!

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Apr 072016
 

Tickets are on sale for this years Interactive Show and project submissions are starting to roll in. The Interactive Show is our annual party and fundraiser that invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with beats and beers provided.

Join us for a blinkin’ good time!

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There’s still room in the show for new submissions, so come show off your stuff. This year’s theme is #MakeInteractiveGreatAgain. It’s a great excuse to make that delusion-powered hot air cannon you’ve been wanting to build, or put a new twist on an old project and make it even more awesome!

Contact us to submit your project.

Mar 222016
 

Spring is here and it’s time for another Interactive Show! This year’s theme is #MakeInteractiveGreatAgain. The party is on May 14th and as usual we’ll provide the music and libations.

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If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to build a dancing toupée bot, now is the perfect time. Or pull out an old project and do something new with it to make it great again. We’d love to show off whatever you’ve been working on, so drop us a line!

Feb 102015
 

Here’s some updates to our Burning Man project, The Temple of the Unticketed. We finished and submitted our proposals to Burnging Man Arts. You can find the proposal, budget and project plan in our GitHub. We worked really hard dotting the eyes and crossing the tees, hopefully they’ll notice and support the project. While we wait we continue to work.

Max has made good progress on revB of the BeagleBone cape. Unfortunately the boards to hook up the TFTs got lost in the mail. No, really. OSH Park is sending us another batch for free, so thanks to them for that! Once we get those we should be able to try a scaled up test.

Finally I managed to get a first pass at the virtual installation done. It’s my first pass at anything non-trivial in three.js so it might be a little rough around the edges. Any vignettes you create will go up on the virtual installation. Try it out!

Jan 262015
 

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Due to the incoming snowpocolypse there will be no laser night tonight. Instead, please enjoy this scary pumpkin. Stay safe!