SUNDAY 28. November 2010 / 15:00 to 18:00 h
ODC Workshop: GRL Germany Workshop #2 – build your own infrared pen / bombIR
Following up on our last workshop, we will be discussing and building the bombIR project developed by GRL Canada.
bombIR is a scaleable drawing application built for use with a rear-projection screen and custom-made infrared pens – as well as a version for use with touchscreens – that allows artists to physically gesture against a surface and create real-time graphical output. This is in direct response and feedback to use of the existing suite of GRL technologies (primarily LASER Tag) by graffiti writers at our events, and is aimed at providing a more physical, kinaesthetic experience of digital graffiti.
This workshop will include hands-on building of infrared pens couched in empty spray paint cans or markers – the electronics involved are very basic, so no previous knowledge is required.
If you would like to build your own and bring it home, please let us know and we’ll make sure to purchase supplies for you.
We’re still sourcing parts and will be able to confirm the final price of purchase, which we hope to keep at 10 Euro or less.
EDIT: We have confirmed material costs at approximately 5 Euros, and will have at least a dozen empty spray paint cans available.
Apart from material costs, this workshop is by donation – all proceeds will support programming at ODC and purchase of supplies for GRL_DE.
Time: Sunday, Nov 28th, 3pm – 6pm
Attendance & Cost: Maximum of 15 persons. Free as in beer, though donations accepted – all proceeds will go to further GRL_DE projects in Berlin and Open Design City.
Language: English. All levels of technical proficiency welcome.
Spatial and Technical Requirements: Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, if applicable.
Location: ODC in Betahaus, 19-21 Prinzessinenstrasse, Kreuzberg, Berlin
contact agentscott at graffitiresearchlab dot ca | graffitiresearchlab.de
EDIT: PICS ARE UP !!
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Thanks for your images. We are some kilometers away from Berlin, therefore visiting berlin is difficult for me.
It would be fine if you could post the HowTo for the “lightpens” that would make it possible to rebuild them here.
Please let me know the if the source code is available.
If possible, post your hardware – environment setup.
maybe we could plan an event here at the weser 🙂
Yes, this is all in the works for this month. We will be putting the source code and the instructables up online by the end of March…