RASPBERRY PI workshop in collaboration with the Recyclism Hacklab
When: Monday, July 29, 2013, from 11am to 4.30pm
Where: Hosted by Science Gallery
Learn how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a media player with D.A.T.A., DUBLIN ART & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION.
This workshop is aimed at artists, hobbyist, gallery technicians, etc. looking at a cheap and easy way to set up videos, sound and interactive works for installations, gallery shows, etc. Participants should bring their own Raspberry Pi and we will supply an SD card.
Led by Ray Ray has been programming on various systems in various languages for 25 years, working for large and small organisations, focusing latterly on sustainability. As a committed enthusiast and evangelist for Linux and the Open Source movement, he is fascinated with the promise of Open Source hardware, and is eager to demonstrate the potential of the Raspberry Pi to a wide and diverse public.
- A Raspberry Pi Model B. The Model B has an ethernet port, 2 USB ports and 512 Mb RAM. The Model A has no ethernet port, so can’t be used in the manner we are suggesting. CLICK HERE for a diagram and photo of the Model B.
- A power supply. A micro USB mobile phone charger will work, provided it supplies 700 mA at 5 V.
- A standard ethernet cable.
- Laptop with: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 or Mac OS X (any version) or any of the more common Linux distros (Mint, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu…)
Note: The laptop must have an ethernet port, and a way of reading and writing to SD (Secure Digital) cards, for example through an external USB card reader or adapter, or a multi-card reader.
Windows users also need to install:
- Xming, an X Server for Windows, to view the Raspberry Pi screen on the laptop; this can be downloaded from HTTP://PEOPLE.ARSC.EDU/~MURAKAMI/XMING/
- PuTTy, a ssh client for Windows, to connect the laptop to the Pi via the ethernet cable; this can be downloaded from HTTP://WWW.CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK/~SGTATHAM/PUTTY/DOWNLOAD.HTML (choose putty-0.62-installer.exe)
Mac users need:
- XQuartz, the X Server for Macs, from HTTP://XQUARTZ.MACOSFORGE.ORG/LANDING/
- (Macs have an ssh client installed by default)
Location: Studio 1 Admission: €20
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 18:00 to 19:30
Location: Science Gallery Cafe
Science Gallery and Dublin Art & Technology Association (D.A.T.A.) present an evening of short talks and discussions on hacking and hackerspaces in the Science Gallery Cafe.
Andrew Schrock is a Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He primarily researches mobile communication, specifically, MOBILE COLLECTIVES and the platforms that support them. He also likes thinking & talking about hackers (eg hackerspaces).
maxigas is a Ph.D. candidate at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3/UOC) in Catalunya. He is studying political economy of peer production, the history and social practices of hacklabs and hackerspaces, the ideological trajectory of cybernetics, and small scale open hardware projects. As a cyberpunk, he is also involved in building and maintaining infrastructure for social movements. HTTP://HACKSTORY.NET/ andHTTP://RESEARCH.METATRON.SH/
Denisa Kera is a philosopher and a designer, one of the initiators of the GeekDiplomacy.org network supporting research in developing countries. She builds design prototypes, critical probes and tools to enable common people from all around the world to reflect, deliberate, and participate in emergent science and technology issues. She follows and studies science community labs, alternative R&D places (Hackerspaces, FabLabs) and various DIY-bio movements, which offer a new model of how to connect policy and design.
Cathal Garvey is the founder of INDIE BIOTECH, an endeavor to provide tools, materials and learning resources for biotechnology to individuals worldwide. It aims to provide affordable, Open-Source-DNA development platforms, kits and strains. Cathal is also a Science Gallery Leonardo and a curator of Science Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, GROW YOUR OWN…
TOG is a hackerspace based in the centre of Dublin, Ireland. It is a shared space where members have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies.
Recyclism Hacklab is a collaborative workspace focused on contemporary DIY and hacking practices. Within this multidisciplinary space both workshops and mentoring sessions in physical computing, hardware hacking and 3D printing are facilitated and taught. The Recylism Hacklab provides a wide range of creative practitioners an informal environment where they can engage in critical making, and receive support for self directed research and autonomous learning.
This event is funded by the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.