What: People doing strange things with electricity
When: Tuesday March 5th, 7:30 for a 7:45 Speak off
Where: 401 Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Dorkbot into the future! We were meant to have this edition in February but it has just gone by so quickly! Dorkbot Sydney’s first edition for 2013 is a music spectacular! Come and join us with some diy karaoke, drumming and pi-balls! Lot’s of talk about the special raspberry pi!!! And the infamous Alon Ilsar kindly hosts this month in his very own stomping ground Hibernian House. Make sure you BY!
ALON ILSAR : ELECTRONIC PERCUSSION
Alon Ilsar is an instrument designer, electronic producer, experimental percussionist and composer. He is currently doing a practice-based research PhD at UTS in designing a new interface for electronic percussionists. With the help of software engineer and composer Mark Havryliv, this interface, called the AirSticks, allows the performer to trigger and manipulate sounds in a 3D virtual space, using various gestures based on that of an acoustic drummer.
OLIVER BOWN : REMOTE CONTROLLED AUDIO PI-BALLS
Multiple Raspberry Pi units are wired to little speakers, and armed with a wifi connection. A central computer can push audio-generating code (written in Java) to the individual units, making them a set of little controllable audio units that can be distributed around the space. The result is an immersive sound experience.
JAMES NICHOLS : RASPBERRY PI KARAOKE
Sometimes it seems like The Raspberry Pi was developed in a conspiracy to combat the discarding of old CRT televisions. Why? Because they come standard with a composite video output, that can plug straight in to any old television you can pick up on the side of the road. Combine this with the power of the Python scripting language, a nifty karaoke script, and gigabytes of internet karaoke files, you too can make your own little party machine! We will demonstrate how!