Come strut your blinky stuff on the currently-being-assembled catwalk.
It's time again (depending on your Labor Day weekend plans) to pack up your blinky and fur and sunblock and get yourself out to the Black Rock desert for the 25th annual Burning Man festival!
Burning Man is a fantastic experiment in both radical self-expression and self-reliance. It provides an excellent opportunity to take some time away from your "default reality" and get in touch with your inner-dustbunny. Several SparkFun-ites are going this year, and we hope to see you there.
Where's Waldo? You have to checkout this high-res photo (Warning: it's 9MB)
One of our friends has already sent an update. Lynne Bruning is already on-site at Black Rock City, and wants you to participate in a fashion show!
That's right my desert bound playa freaks, I am hosting a Wearable Computing and eTextile Fashion Show at North 40 degrees 46.90ʼ, West 119 degrees 12.772ʼ. Nikoʼs amazing crew is pounding nails and laying cable in the Center Cafe and I am busy gathering the most innovative wearable computing clothing designers so that YOU can strut your electronic clothing designs talent on the Main Stage!
Date: Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Time: 8 - 8:30PM
Location: Main Stage, Center Camp, Black Rock City, Nevada
How to Participate: Email me or show up wearing your designs at the Center Cafe Main Stage
at 7:30PM ready to walk the walk!
Speaking of you, what are you bringing? We here at SparkFun think this event is exactly the type of community we'd like to foster, and we'd like to hear which SparkFun widgets you'll be using in your art installation/grey-water evaporation rig/remote bicycle location system/etc. Hope to see you out there!
Camp Octarine will be out there with a blinkie beacon on top of our flagpole (at 6:00 & Florence) using 30 RGB LEDs, a solar panel, and other SparkFun goodness. :)
Our first burn this year was really great! It was so cool to see all the lights and creativity. We brought the art project Ghost Train (aka digital graffiti) to the playa. We loved seeing the Syzygryd in action too...great job guys! Since we missed meeting you on the playa, we hope to see you at the MAKE fair in NYC.
I am sending my beautiful friend Crystal to check you guys out!!! She will look adorable in your electronic wear! You will love her too, gorgeous with a million curls.
I'll be sporting my GPHat, which is a GPS-enabled (GPS-09566), Lilypad (DEV-09266) driven hat with 12 LEDs (every 30 degrees or so) around the brim. When the hat turns on and gets a GPS lock it sets that location as "Home" and as the hat moves away from that point the light closest to that position will be lit up. When the hat is obtaining a lock or stationary the lights will simply light up in a ring around the brim.
Among other things, I used an uOLED screen, serial camera, and electret mic with a few opamps from here and embedded them into a set of cup-style welding goggles. Now I have a live video/audio capture feed with video processing for very small-scale (1.5") live visuals. Can't wait to test it in Black Rock!
I'll be camping at Pink Mammoth (8:30 and G) and I'll have my heart rate monitor pulsing LED vest at the wearable computing show also.
Yeah camp SparkFun! Maybe I would be motivated to go back to BRC then?
Jeez. Maybe we need to have a "Camp SparkFun".
Camp JellyFish will be bringing our car: http://www.jellyfish12000.com/About.html which has a fully programmable and interactive 4800 LED art piece on the top. All custom electronics.
Our camp (shooting for ~3:30 and C) will also have a prototype art piece. Currently it consists of 6 modular panels each containing a programmable string of 16 RGB LEDs for 96 total lights. Each LED has it's own PCB with an ATTiny25 and supporting components. Each string/panel has a header PCB with an ATMega328/168 which can either run built in animations or accept USART data over a differential link. Next year I'm hoping to be a funded playa installation.
Some videos (nothing too new) of various stages of design here: http://www.youtube.com/burnerjeremy
Lots of SparkFun bits and pieces (connectors, Sipex RS485 xceiver, etc.) were used on both projects!