Maker Faire 2013 Exhibit Application

Our application for an PDX Dorkbot exhibit space at Maker Faire 2013.


DorkbotPDX - Makers inspired makers in Portland. This exhibit brings together members who actively are inspired by Dorkbot and the exhibit will show off some of these creations.

Tell us about your project 

Paul Stoffregen will bring a 4 by 2 feet interactive LED video display with 1920 LEDs.
 
 
 
At Maker Faire display will show live video, where Maker Faire participants can stand in front of a webcam and appear live on he LEDs.  Paul also intends to build an interactive stop pad, similar to Dance Dance Revolution, where the pads will trigger brieft animated graphics overlays (such as an Adam West Batman "POW") and other short-lived effects applied to the live video stream.
 
Paul Stoffregen and Ben Foote will collaborate on putting Paul's new LED video display to work. The 60x32 display of 1920 LEDs are driven by two Teensy 3.0 boards.  Ben Foote is an active transportation support (biking and walking is a great way to get around) and is working on a computer vision project for determining mode split (bike/walk/car) on the street in front of his home.  Ben's work generally explores the question "what can we glean?" often trying to use passive measurment to describe human behavior.
 
For this exhibit Ben will overlay video derived from a live webcam feed onto the LED display.  Unsuspecting faire goers will be recorded and the resulting video will be analyzed for display in near realtime.  Visualizations will include aspects of time shifting and aggregation of video clips, and just generally stuff that's visually appealing.  By using analysis of the video itself paired with analysis of the bluetooth devices which are present  at the time of recording, the goal will be to try to identify people we've seen before and display video and graphs relevant and informative of their visits.  Nothing like machines being a little petulant to you to make the world feel like it's being intrusive.  Technologies include OpenCV, motion, nodejs and Pauls great work with the Teensy on the hardware end.
 
We'll also use LED display to visual reflect audience stuff using touch sensors (think dance dance revolution).
 
Jared Boone will demonstrate "Robotron Reincarnation", a classic 1980s video game faithfully reborn into 21st-century electronics, using an FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and the original hardware schematics. He will also have some peculiar electronic timepieces and software-defined radio projects.
 
Tara Peek a young dorkbot member (15) plans to show off her surface mount soldering skills. She will be performing LIVE soldering under a USB camera and projected on the LCD display to show how to solder these small parts easily .........  Tara presented this at the Portland Mini-Maker Faire in September 2012 where dorkbotpdx had five or six booths.  Surface mount technology has become almost unavoidable in electronic projects.  Many modern devices only com in SMT packages, and SMT projects can be made much smaller and cheaper than through hole technology.  We are  demonstrating how to assemble SMT projects quickly and easily using hand soldering tools. This can be done in a home workshop using inexpensive equipment.. Dorkbotpdx will distribute links to the surface mount soldering zine Greg Peek (Tara's dad) developed.
 
Teaching is a big part of dorkbot. Greg Peek, Thomas Hudson, Paul Stoffregen, and Jared Boone will be present at the exhibit and all represent the teaching arm of dorkbot. Greg Peek teaches Arduino classes to engineers at Intel and has developed his own teaching shield. Thomas Hudson teaches classes and tutor around Portland as well as participate in the famous Portland Cult Induction class based on Don Davis's dorkboard. Held quarterly in Portland OR. Thomas Hudson actively volunteers teaching electronics to youth like Chicktech in January 2013. Jared Boone is developing a workshop to teach programming hardware in C.
Example Classes:
Ealge Classes
Surface Mount Soldering Classes
 
Zach Archer will present a repurposed IKEA lamp with interactive knobs. This is a modern interpretation of the classic lava lamp. Users are invited to adjust the three knobs (energy, tone, and color), and tap the touch-sensitive pads to create a personalized lightshow.
 
 
 
Lastly Thomas Hudson will bring a project he designed less than 12 months ago. The Honeybee Counter exhibited in New York makerfaire 2012 will be four generations deep by the time it gets to San Mateo....  Thomas Hudson will be collaborating with fellow dorkbot James Moore to show off an iphone application for predicting honeybee swarms and for the first time real-time bee counting streaming from Portland Oregon to San Mateo.  
 
Thomas Hudson will show the 2nd generation is being adapted with an SD card for Oregon State University bee lab and a 3rd generation is being adapted for the Bombus Terretis (bumble bee) bound for a University in Isreal.  Thomas will have a sample bee hive and posters of previous data as well as Live Data showing the bees entering and leaving a bee hive.
 

 


 
 

 
 
 
 

Radio Frequencies

Yes (Wi-Fi in 2.4GHz band)
No
 
 
How Much Amperage Do You Need?
To ensure you have adequate power onsite, it's essential we know the amount you need in advance.
To find the total amperage you require, find the amperage listing on the back of each piece of equipment you plan to use onsite and add up the amps from each item. 
 - All options below are for a 110v circuit (normal US house circuit.) 
 - If you require a 220v circuit, explain your requirements in the comment box provided.
 5 amp circuit (0-500 watts, 110V)
 10 amp circuit (501-1000 watts, 110V)
 15 amp circuit (1001-1500 watts, 110V)
 20 amp circuit (1501-2000 watts, 110V)
 My exhibit requires power, but I need help determining my total power amperage
 Special power requirements noted below

 

Contact Name

thomas hudson

Contact Email *

hydronics@gmail.com

Who would you like listed as the maker of the project? *

A list of makers

Maker Name *

thomas hudson
hydronics@gmail.com
503-522-9069

Maker Bio 

maker, inventor of honey bee technology, inventor of dynamo powered sound systems and bike lights, mechanical engineer, collaborator in Portland Oregon, volunteer arduino teacher, sprouting ambition to be a mechatronics teacher, bike polo slayer, attendee of five maker faires in 2012, exhibitor in three, I believe in finding your own purpose

Some of my projects:
http://www.instructables.com/member/hydronics/

Maker Name *

Paul Stoffregen
paul@pjrc.com

Paul's Bio:  Paul Stoffregen is an electrical engineer with 20 years of professional experience and a life-long passion for overly ambitious projects.  Paul designed Teensy, the first Arduino compatible board with native USB, and has made numerous contributions to the Arduino software over the last 4 years.

Paul's Photo:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/avatars/3730359/paul.large.jpg?1346187082

 

Maker Photo *

Maker Name *

Tara Peek
taracpeek@gmail.com

Tara's BIO

Tara is highschool student that likes making Steampunk outfits, sewing, and music.  She learned to solder SMT circuits last year and gave demos at the Portlan Mini Maker Fair.  She regularly attends DorkbotPDX.

 

Maker Photo *

Maker Name *

Greg Peek
gpeekx@gmail.com

Greg's Bio *

Greg believes all Makers should join the 21st century and learn how to solder surface mount electronics.  He co-authored the comic "SMT Soldering, It's Easier Than You Think", and has designed various easy-to-solder SMT projects.

 

Maker Photo *

Jared Boone

 

jared@sharebrained.com

Jared is living the open-source lifestyle, designing and selling electronic kits as ShareBrained Technology, while contributing to security research projects like Ubertooth and HackRF.

 

 

Maker Name *

ben Foote
ben@bnf.net




Ben Foote is an active transportation support (biking and walking is a great way to get around) and is working on a computer vision project for determining mode split (bike/walk/car) on the street in front of his home.  Ben's work generally explores the question "what can we glean?" often trying to use passive measurment to describe human behavior.

http://bnf.net
http://plantcam.bnf.net

 

 

 

Maker Name *

Zach Archer
zkarcher@gmail.com

Zach develops interactive media for a wide range of clients and technologies. His output includes video games, museum installations, music composition tools, and generative art. 

 

http://zacharcher.com/


 

 

Topics

To help people find your exhibit on our website and at Maker Faire, please select all of the topics below which apply to your project.
 

   Electronics

   Arduino
   Computers & Mobile
   Raspberry Pi
   Robotics

   Workshop

   3D Printing
   Machining
   Tools
   Woodworking

   Craft

   Crochet
   Knitting
   Paper Craft
   Sewing

   Science

   Energy
   Health

   Home

   Food
   Fun & Games
   Furniture
   Hacks
   Kids & Family

   Art & Design

   Music
   Photo & Video

   Pro

   Crowdfunding
   Hackerspaces
   Open Source Hardware
   3D Imaging
   Alternative Energy
   Art
   Art Cars
   Bicycles
   Biology
   Chemistry
   Circuit Bending
   Computers
   Culture Jamming
   DIY Drones
   DIY Projects
   Education
   Electric Vehicles
   Engineering
   Fabrication
   Fine Arts
   Flying
   Food Science
   For Kids < 5yo
   Forensics
   Gadgets
   GPS
   Halloween
   Ham Radio
   invention
   Kinetic Art
   Maker < 18yo.
   mice
   performances
   Retro
   Rockets
   Small Business
   Solar
   Start Up
   Steampunk
   Sustainability
   Tesla Coils
   Up-cycling
   Wearables
   Young Makers
 

 

 

Comments

    Tables and Chairs

 

 

Tables and Chairs *

Special

Additional table and chair or special setup requests

probably two tables... we're working on figuring this out now. will update shortly.

Layout

 

Do you have a hands-on activity for attendees?

Yes

Placement Request

Maker Spaces - will add more shortly

Location *

Inside

Lighting *

Normal

Noise *

Normal - does not interfere with normal conversation

Does your exhibit require an external power source? *

Yes

What are you powering?

LED display.. more to come shortly

How much amperage do you need?

10 amp circuit (501-1000 watts, 110V)

Special requirements: total amperage and any additional details

 

Internet Requirement *

My exhibit must have WiFi internet access to work

Does your exhibit use or disrupt radio frequencies? *

No

Describe additional details of your RF use

 

Does your exhibit contain fire (any size flame), chemicals, or other dangerous materials or tools (propane, welders, etc)?

No

Do you have a hands-on activity or interactive exhibit, including using tools of any kind, riding (bikes, go carts, swings, etc), climbing, etc?

No

Describe any fire or safety issues

 

Contact Name

thomas hudson

Contact Email *

hydronics@gmail.com

Who would you like listed as the maker of the project? *

A list of makers

Maker Name *

thomas hudson

Maker Email *

hydronics@gmail.com

Maker Bio *

maker, inventor of honey bee technology, inventor of dynamo powered sound systems and bike lights, mechanical engineer, collaborator in Portland Oregon, volunteer arduino teacher, sprouting ambition to be a mechatronics teacher, bike polo slayer, attendee of five maker faires in 2012, exhibitor in three, I believe in finding your own purpose

Maker Name *

Thomas Hudson

Maker Email *

hydronics@gmail.com

Maker Bio *

To be completed

Maker Photo *

Maker Name *

Paul Stoffregen

Maker Email *

paul@pjrc.com

Maker Name *

Tara Peek

Maker Email *

taracpeek@gmail.com

Maker Name *

Greg Peek

Maker Email *

gpeekx@gmail.com

Maker Name *

jared boone

Maker Email *

jared@sharebrained.com

Maker Name *

ben Foote

Maker Email *

ben@bnf.net

Group Name *

 

Group Bio *

 

Group Website

 

Contact Phone Number *

503-522-9069

Contact Phone Number Type *

mobile

Second Phone Number

 

Second Phone Number Type

 

Street Address

1035 ne skidmore st

Address Line 2

portland, or

City

portland

State / Province

OR

Postal/Zip Code

97211

Country

US

Are you a: *

None of the above

If your organization is a large non-profit or cause or mission-based organization, please tell us more about why you want to come to Maker Faire.

 

Optional: Upload additional supporting documents.

 

Reference(s)

we'll add this soon

Are there other organizations or makers you recommend we contact about participating in Maker Faire?

we'll add this soon

How did you hear about Maker Faire?

we'll add this soon

If you are accepted, will this be your first time participating in Maker Faire?

No

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

we'll add this soon