Category Archives: Hack

Call for collaborators – Interactivos 15 – Material Cultures in the Digital Age.

Call to collaborate in the project workshop Interactivos?’15: Material Cultures in the Digital Age, that will be carried out from December 2 to 16, 2015. Collaborators will participate in the production of the selected projects. The workshop is complete with a series of conferences and meetings and takes place in the framework of the project […]

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Crowdprinting – Let’s print a knitting machine together – ConstantV – Imprimons une machine a tricoter ensemble

(FR plus bas) For 29/01 we need to 3D print a hundred pieces for exhibiting the OpenKnit knitting machine Wally 120. We have started printing in Fablab-Brussels, but we need your contribution, as it is a slooooow process and we don’t have our own printer! If have (access) to a 3D printer and you want […]

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DD killed my partition table – Raspberry Pi woe’s

This post is a small mental note – a solution for a problem. For the third time I have killed an sd card by using the command dd. (they say something about donkeys – ezels in Dutch) You use dd to copy – but it can destroy without mercy. I followed the instructions on how […]

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Software & Open Hardware – reprogramming MakeyMakey on Linux

Often in Open Hardware projects you have a direct link with software. Depending on the project, the connected software is more or less multiplatform. The more “public friendly’ your open hardware project, apparently the harder it becomes to get support for Linux. Or your project is so specific, it runs only on particular systems, under […]

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Report on CourtCircuitCourt

Last summer I went to Nantes to CourtCircuitCourt: From 23 July 10:00 to 28 July 18:00 Court Circuit Court – Short Circuit / Short Process PiNG 38 rue du Breil – 44100 Nantes – France What links a digital hacker who designs projects in a lab, a member of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) who […]

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Knitting and code

This morning I got an e-mail from Femke – with a link to this article knitters and coders – she found it on the Debian-women list) Knitters get very proficient at reading knitting patterns, which are just varying combinations of k (knits) and p (purls). So the simplest pattern of all, knitting a square, would […]

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Plankton Bar #39 & Documenting something you have done before but forgot how to do it

The month of March and April 2011, I’m in a residency in Bains::Connective. I also continue my Constant activities simultaneously. For the second public moment of this residency, Plankton Bar #39 on the first of April, some Softwearables I have made will be presented. Here’s the little text I wrote about the Plankton bar (always […]

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Looking for a needle in a haystack – or where’s Wally the component?

For a few years now, I have a Zoom H2 audio recorder, with several microphones. It records really nicely.

Last week I wanted to fire it up again, to record my neighbours chickens. I turn it on. Nothing. Change batteries, nothing. But it does seem to rattle slightly when I move it.

Time to take it apart.

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St-Erme day 3

Today the theme with Nicolas Collins is toy hacking. Some people really took off and made a lot of hacked toys. Some got frustrated, because the toys die, or they cannot be hacked or they just had enough – which is fine of course. Some people did put the challenge quite high. We started the […]

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St-Erme day two

Here is a general overview of day two: Everyone made great electret microphones – and we all put our fantom power setup in a small box – which we found lying around in Paf. Two workshop participants spent almost the whole afternoon and evening under the pingpong table – attaching their freshly made contact microphones […]

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