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Announcing the Providence Geeks Video PodcastMonday, February 11th, 2008
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This past Geek Dinner got super-hands on. Paul Badger of Modern Device not only gave a talk on the work he’s done in physical computing and with his bare-bones Arduino clone, but he also led an hands-on workshop where geeks came and built their own Bare Bones Boards. Check out the interview for the whole story.
Links from Paul’s presentation:
- Arm the Homeless
- Daniel Jolliffe
- Philip Beasely sculpture Hylozoic soil.org
- Chris Coleman – self ballancing skateboard
Paul Badger teaches physical computing and electronic media at RISD, and is the Founder of Providence-Based Modern Device Company. Paul is the inventor of the first Arduino board not created by the “official” Arduino team, the Bare Bones Board. If you’re coming to the Geek Dinner, drop by a little early and make something!
We’ll be setting up some soldering stations in the AS220 performance space at 4:30 and Paul will be making some Bare Bones Board Kits available for purchase, so come early and build a Bare Bones Kit. Bare Bones Boards will be available for $15 each, and a limited number of USB-serial cables are available for $20 each. We’ll be shutting the soldering irons off at around 5:30, so come early.
And by building a kit, you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Making Things Talk, which will show you how to make amazing things with Arduino boards. We’ll pick the winner at random from those of you who come and wield a soldering iron.
Please RSVP in the comments section of the announcement post so that we can give the good folks at AS220 an estimated headcount. And while youâ€™re at it, subscribe to Providence Geeksâ€™ RSS feed (see sidebar) and/or join our very-low-volume email announcement list (for the announcement list, send an email to Jack Templin, jtemplin over at Gmail with your name and affiliation).
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This past Geek Dinner was a heavily-attended double header (RI Nexus and Traction Software)! Chris Nuzum of Traction Software spoke about their award-winning enterprise wiki… it’s actually much more than a wiki. Check out the interview to learn more!