After the Solder Synth Sense Sore Sore Sip workshop, Marc, Togar and I were in a workshopology discussion about creating an intense workshop sessions to get the participants get to know about DIY electronics. We agreed that the workshops on making simple electronic circuit such as Micronoise, Synth Sense, Atari Punk Console, are quite nice for the participants to have general idea on how electronic circuit works. However, we thought this workshop modules are not enough to really kick themselves in to creating or experimenting with electronics. Continue reading
Several months ago, Dusjagr; my friend from Swiss introduced me to a powerful micro-controller called BabyGnusbuino in a workshop at lifepatch. Developed by A N Y M A, BabyGnusbuino is a micro-controller compatible to Arduino environment with USB interface. It’s very easy and cheap to make one. However, it have less feature such as I/O pins (of course) compared to a normal Arduino board, but it’s very useful for people which only use micro-controller for simple applications. In short, BabyGnusbuino is simpler version and cheaper of an Arduino board.
In end of January, lifepatch are invited to participate in Senja Art Exhibition. The organizer asked us to do a workshop and performance for this event. From lifepatch, manticore (Iyok), Joan Prahara Bumi and me did a little jamming session for the session, with Dusjagr joining us for the fun with his DIY instruments :D
In December 2009, we did an intense discussion session with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Microbiology lab students. The session is involving both sides on a discussion about developing the DIY microscope from a webcam that has been developed by Hackteria, a platform on open-source biological art, DIY biology and generic lab equipment. Hackteria have given a workshop about DIY webcam microscope in UGM before that was given by Marc Dusseiller (dusjagr). We have built a prototype of the webcam microscope, we asked the students to make tests on this prototype to know its’ limits to used as a tools in analyzing microorganism.