[Blabber] wearables: talk about watch workshop

Robert Diamond rmd6502 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 17:45:11 EDT 2012


No prob - let's try for Thursday.  Good luck with your homework!

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM, SuperLuckyCat
<crystal at superluckycat.com> wrote:
> Hi, Rob, it looks like I can't make it by HM tonight -- I can come Thursday
> or Friday evening, though. Sorry for the last minute notice! I'm swamped
> with homework.
> I can be at the space by 6 p.m. either night, if that's compatible with your
> work schedule.
> --Crystal
>
>
>
> On Apr 9, 2012, at 8:24 AM, Robert Diamond wrote:
>
> Sounds good- It would be great to set up a sig!
>
> sent from my non-ipad tablet
>
> On Apr 9, 2012 8:01 AM, "SuperLuckyCat" <crystal at superluckycat.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Rob,
>> I can come by the space tomorrow night if you want to get together and
>> talk about your watch project. Let me know -- I can come any time from late
>> afternoon on.
>> --Crystal
>>
>>
>>   1. Re: wearables (SuperLuckyCat)
>>
>> From: SuperLuckyCat <crystal at superluckycat.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Blabber] wearables
>> Date: April 1, 2012 4:39:43 PM EDT
>> To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
>> Reply-To: Hack Manhattan! <blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org>
>>
>>
>> Hi Rob --
>>
>> My interest in wearables isn't too specific at the moment. I'm interested
>> in more practical applications (vs. just putting LEDs on stuff, although
>> that's fine too!), so I'd like to use the workshops as a tool to explore
>> what the most usable components and constructs are. They could also be a
>> great vehicle for finding out what kind of projects are of interest to
>> non-members. I love the idea of making clothing or accessories that can
>> interface with mobile devices or access WiFi networks, to act as simple
>> inputs for some specific (or small set of) purposes. Maybe some RFID as
>> well? I definitely need to do a little more research to see what's fun &
>> feasible.
>>
>> So maybe I can help with or just participate in the watch workshop if
>> you're doing that in May, and we can plan to do alternating or collaborative
>> workshops from there? Once I've got some time to dig into this all a little
>> more, I'd like to sit down with you and hear what kind of ideas you have. My
>> technical skill is at the beginner level with the tech stuff, so I may need
>> help there.
>>
>> --Crystal
>>
>>
>> Hey Crystal,
>> I work about 5 blocks from HM, so can head over most days by 7, except
>> Wednesdays.  I'd really like to do a watch workshop - I have the Arduino
>> watch pretty much already working, and a TI-based watch in planning that
>> will be able to pair with iPhones.
>>
>> For wearables, I'd like to experiment with capacitive switches - there are
>> chips to do it for you, but programming them isn't that hard either, so I
>> could certainly present both.
>>
>> What's your interest in wearable computing?
>> 	Rob D
>>
>> On Mar 29, 2012, at 8:34 PM, Crystal Butler wrote:
>>
>> > So it sounds like I should coordinate with Robert on considering a
>> > workshop for May...Robert, when are you around? My idea is to start doing a
>> > monthly or bi-monthly thing after spring semester is over at school.
>> >
>> > I'm going to get the sewing machines in sooner if no one objects to me
>> > setting up in the back room -- otherwise we need to sort out moveable
>> > table(s).
>> >
>> > --Crystal
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