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IAP 2009 Activities by Sponsor

Electronic Research Society

Drawdio - MacGuyver a Musical "Theremin"
Jay Silver, Josh Gordonson, Jean-Baptiste LABRUNE, Leah Buechley
Sat Jan 24, 02-05:00pm, e15-001

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 21-Jan-2009
Limited to 15 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: Peruse Drawdio.com, soldering interest (but not experience)
Fee: 20.00 for the circuit parts

Imagine you could draw musical instruments on normal paper with any pencil (cheap circuit thumb-tacked on) and then play them with your finger. The Drawdio circuit-craft lets you MacGuyver your everyday objects into musical instruments: paintbrushes, macaroni, trees, grandpa, even the kitchen sink...

We will each solder a Drawdio circuit, or a mod. or hack of one. Please bring a soldering iron if you have one. Then we will improvise instruments and jam on them. Finally, we'll create documentation in the form of an instructable, a picture, or an audio sample.

YOU GET TO KEEP THE DRAWDIO CIRCUIT (that's why it costs $20 to participate, if you really can't pay for financial reasons but are serious about wanting to come write me an email sil@mit.edu). Other facilitators are Noah Vawter and Eric Rosenbaum
Web: http://drawdio.com
Contact: Jay Silver, e15-001 aka "the cube" at M.L., (617) 253-0330, sil@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Media Arts & Sciences

Social Underground Programming (SUP?)
Lucy Mendel, Could be you! Challenge us to make...
Mon-Fri, Jan 12-16, 19-23, 08-09:00pm, N52-115

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session

Eat, socialize, share ideas, get the latest news, find projects and meet collaborators. Control microcosms and robots, explore localization algorithms, write firefox extensions, simulate ecosystems, create beauty, mash data and build anything.

This is a friendly, all-levels-welcome software hangout aimed at having fun while building things. Gradable computer science skills are not required. Expect to share and learn.

Each night will feature a small challenge with prizes awarded at midnight. Bring your do-it-yourself attitude AND collaborative spirit.

See the SUP wiki page to brainstorm ideas

Generously hosted at MITERS. 8PM-9PM every weeknight 12th-23rd. directions:
Web: http://github.com/diN0bot/dinosaur_robot/wikis/social-underground-programming
Contact: Lucy Mendel, N52-115 MITERS, (919) 740-3169, lmendel@mit.edu

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