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The 2nd-in-a-row class will be held at THS house, as usual on August 22nd, 19:30-22:30: http://www.tokyohackerspace.org/en/book/how-to-get-there
See this for more insights on the history of this kit:
This kit is a THS project in collaboration with SafeCast. Once you buy and build your device, you own it (hardware and software) and the data it produces. You can opt-in to have your data logged to the THS account on Pachube (for free) and have it available to the public (for free).
This seismometer is being tested out for MRE's book.
The the PC Station 4, which is located on the far right side of the work tables should be left on in order to record Seismometer data.
Eventually all data will be online somewhere. In the meantime, there is a folder link on the work station desktop. You could use something like MS to visualize.
The recorder visualizes the last 20 seconds or so.
I am planing to organize a DIY GM counter workshop. Details are still not fixed, stay tuned.
Class will be held at THS house, as usual:http://www.tokyohackerspace.org/en/book/how-to-get-there
2011-08-08 19:00 .. 22:00
The kit consist of 3 parts: motherboard (Freakduino), daugtherboard (NetRAD shield) and radiation sensor (SBM-20 GM tube). If you have any of these, you can use yours, but we'll have to make sure they are similar enough.
The powerpoint file from Jarak's presentation at Tokyo HackerSpace.
Jarak explains how to build your idea into an Arduino project. From there, you can then start trimming that fat, creating a full commercial project.
Its the first ever THS (possibly world wide?)
A Hack-a-long is like a sing-along, or a more accurately, like a DO IT barcamp.
The idea is this:
Throughout the evening, several presentations will offer you the chance to do something you may have never done before. Each presentation will be between 5 and 20 minutes. You will get the chance to:
* look inside something you have never looked into
* take something apart
* put something together
* learn something strange and wonderful
The August Hack-A-Long time table:
Pieter and I went to MIT Media Lab to attend the Safecast meetup and discuss the radiation mapping project. Along with meeting everyone involved in Safecast on the US side, we got the chance to hang out at the High/Low Tech lab with Leah Buechley. Leah was the designer of the LilyPad Arduino and also works on craft-oriented applications of technology. I was struck by the similarities of hearing her talk and listening to Mitch Altman talk. One of the other things I was impressed with is that the supply jars in the High/Low tech lab don't have the usual things like screws or parts.
UPDATE: The event has been moved up one week, for a guest speaker from NYC Resistor!
Don't miss this special Arduino event!
Come over and learn about how to use the Arduino microcontroller for your next project.
The class will provide Arduinos and parts so you can get started.
If you have your own, please bring it.
We will install the software, show you how to write your first program, iupload it, and test it.
This month's special feature is TBA!
The Arduino is a micro-controller platform for entry level embedded systems applications.
Ok. Take two:
The Arduino is like a computer on a single chip. What makes it cool is that you can attach switches, lights, knobs, speakers, lasers, and monkeys to it.
Yes. Even monkeys. Or humans. Or.. well.. ANYTHING.
What makes it +6 awesome is that writing software for it is actually pretty easy (unlike other micro-controller platforms).
This class will introduce you to the Arduino hardware, as well as the software IDE.