Monthly Archives: April 2012

Appel à Propositions : festival hack&DIY A Pado Loup, 12 au 22 aout 2012, dans les Alpes.

 _____A Pado Loup : ______festival autogéré du 12 au 22 août 2012 à Pado, 06470 Beuil, les Alpes Maritimes.

( english version below)


- Hurlements à la lune 2012 :

Venez-vous excentrer, quittez vos bocages urbains pour nous rejoindre à Pado, à 1600 m d’altitude, en pleine saison d’orages, sur le territoire des loups.

Pour se remettre des plannings quotidiens contraignants, nous éviterons cet été d’organiser des journées découpées en 7 sessions d’1 heure pendant les 7 jours de la semaine, pour  privilégier une matière qui s’est fortement raréfiée : le temps.

Pour aider au sevrage progressif, le festival A Pado Loup fait appel à vous pour proposer des temps collectifs autour de nombreux projets ; pour en terminer certains, en entamer d’autres, et prendre le temps de repenser à tous ceux laissés en jachère pendant l’année.

Donc pas de liste de conférences au programme, mais des périodes d’ateliers, de rencontres et de discussions. Le festival devrait ainsi progressivement trouver sa forme naturelle et créer une sorte de constellation d’ateliers souples et communicants, dont nous ignorons totalement la conformation finale.

En guise de suggestions : les projets à développer A Pado Loup :

- Construction d’un four solaire.
- Construction d’un chauffe-eau solaire en thermosiphon.
- Construction d’une éolienne à axe vertical.
- Trouver un système de protection du potager contre l’appétit vorace des cerfs.
( en évitant la clôture de 2,20m de haut sur 300  m.)
- Mise en place d’un réseau mesh à destination des cerfs pour déjouer le système de protection du potager.
- Pirates box avec alimentation solaire, (Configuration, mise en place, etc…).
- Faire du savon avec de l’huile d’olive.
- Création d’OVNI : quadcopters….ou tous autres objets volants difficilement identifiables…

Noter sur le pad ci-dessous ce que vous avez envie de réaliser pendant ce festival :

http://titanpad.com/O5BUjZOdNd

Soirées :

- Concert radio :
Attention : Penser à amener un ou plusieurs petits récepteurs radios à piles et des instruments ou objets sonores de votre choix.
- Soirée des étoiles filantes et des constellations “en réalité augmentée”.
- Projection d’un film muet avec bande-son en live coding.

Nota bene :
Les enfants sont les bienvenus dans un lieu qui en a vu grandir et en voit beaucoup passer.

RESSOURCES :

1) Nourriture :
Légumes, fruits et viande du pays. Pour le reste, éventuels partenariats avec des producteurs bios (thé, pâtes, riz…). Participation : prix libre avec un minimum de 10 euros par personne et par jour.

2) Eau :
Stock dans les citernes pour douches et cuisson des aliments.
Fontaine à 1 km pour l’eau potable.

3) Electricité :
Panneaux solaires (il en manque encore…), et groupe électrogène de secours.

4) Douches solaires :
4 douches solaires sur place, ceux qui en ont les amènent.

5) Lieux d’aisance :
WC à litière.

6) Cuisine :
Chacun apporte assiette, couverts et gobelet si possible. Cuisine autogérée.

7) Couchages :
Autour de la maison, plein de petits coins intimes, mignons et tendres pour  planter une tente, d’autres structures, ou construire une cabane… On a  de la  place.

8 ) Outillage :
Tout ce qu’il faut pour bien s’amuser, mais n’oubliez pas vos outils préférés !

9) Comment venir :
Ceux qui viennent sans véhicule :
- Train jusqu’à Nice.
- Bus n° 770 à prendre devant la gare sncf ( 2 par jour) qui  amènent à Beuil Les Launes (1km5 de la maison).
- Possibilité de monter du matos jusqu’à la maison.
Ceux qui viennent en véhicule, parking désert à 700 mètres du lieu.

Important :

Outre vos propositions, pensez à envoyer, avant le mois de juillet, un mail à cette adresse pour nous informer de votre venue :

Mail: apadoloup@usinette.org

D’autres infos seront publiées ici :
http://apadoloup.wordpress.com/

A très bientôt !

L’équipe d’A Pado Loup

 

 

______A Pado Loup ________:

Self sustanable Hack&DIY festival from 12 to 22th August 2012 in Pado, 06470 Beuil, Alpes Maritimes. France.

- Howling at the moon 2012:

    Come and leave the epicenters, quit your urban groves to join us in Pado, at 1600 m, during the storms season, at the territory of wolfs.
For recovering from daily binding schedules, we want to avoid this summer having journeys divided into 7 sessions taking each 1 hour during the 7 days of the week, to privilege a matter that is highly rarefied: time.

To help the gradual withdrawal, A Pado Loup Festival make a call to people wanting to propose and be part of a collective time around many projects ; to finish some others, engage new ones, and take the time to continue or rethink all those left fallow during the year.
So no list of conferences in the program, but periods of workshops, meetings and discussions. The festival is expected to gradually find its natural shape and create a sort of constellation of flexible and interconnected workshops, which we have no idea the final organisational structure.

Here some inputs : projects to develop at A Pado Loup:

    - Building a solar oven.

    - Building of a solar water heater in thermosyphon.

    - Construction of a vertical axis wind turbine.

    - Find a system to protect the garden against the voracious appetite of deers.

    ( avoiding a fence de 2,20m high on 300m ).

    - Setting up a mesh network bound for deers to install for the garden a protection system.

    - Solar pirate box. (Configure, setting, etc… )

    - Make soap with olive oil.

    - Building a OVNI : quadcopters, ballons… or all kind of unidentifiable flying objets… 

    

    *** This pad below is for your proposals, to note what you want to do during the festival, a performance, cooking, all your wishes.

http://titanpad.com/O5BUjZOdNd

    

Evenings :

- Radio concert :

Please note: Consider to bring one or more small battery radio receptors, des instruments ou sonic objects of your choice.

- Constellations and Falling stars in “augmented reality” evening.

- Screening of a silent film with live soundtrack coding.

Nota bene:

Children are welcome at A Pado Loup, a place where children grew up and lots of others use to come. 

RESOURCES :

1. Food: 

Vegetables, fruit and meat from the region. Otherwise, potential organic growers and farmers partnerships with organic products (tea, pasta, rice …) 

Participation: open and voluntary but with a minimum cuote of 10 euros person per day.

2. Water:

In stock tanks for showers and cooking. Fountain 1 km for drinking water.

3. Electricity:

Solar panels (we still need one or two…), and a standby emergency electro-generator.

4. Solar showers:

At place we dispose of 4 solar showers, those who have more please take them with you.

5. Lavatories:

Litter toilets.

6. Cuisine:

Consider to bring with you a plates, cups and cutlery if possible. Shared kitchen.

7. Sleep:

Around the house there are full of intimate corners, cute and tender for setting your tent, to buit on other structures like building a hut. There is room.

8. Tools:

There is everything you need to have fun, but remember your favorite tools!

9. Arriving: How to…

For those who come without a vehicle:

    - Train to Nice.

    - Bus # 770 to take in front of the railway station (gare SNCF) ( 2 buses per day ) the bus lead to Beuil Le Launes (1km5 to the house).

    - Possibility to mount your stuff or material if heavy to the house, built in a hill. 

For those comming by car, there is a parking free place at 700 meters from the house.

Important:

In addition from your proposals, please consider sending before July, an email to this adress to inform us of your visit:

Mail: apadoloup@usinette.org

For more information read regulary news in this blog:

http://apadoloup.wordpress.com/

See you very soon !

A Pado Loup Team

 

Hack42 en de Affaire Verkade (dossier II)

WitchDoc leest de reactie voor

Samenvatting deel I:
We hebben verschillende merken Café Noir koekjes gekocht om te voorzien van het Hack42 logo met onze 2D Laser. Die van Verkade vielen tegen door oneffenheden in het glazuur. In Deel I van dit dossier hebben we een klachtenbrief geschreven.

Het vervolg:
Tijdens de metameet van 17 april hebben we de doos van Verkade opengemaakt. De reactie van Verkade was bijzonder teleurstellend. Het lijkt erop dat De Meisjes onze brief nauwelijks hebben gelezen en hun standaardreactie op klachten hebben verzonden om ons zoet te houden en de kwestie af te doen. Problemen met de kwaliteit van het glazuur en de hechting daarvan aan het biscuit lijken aan de orde van de dag. Dit verklaart mogelijk de strekking van hun brief, die nauwelijks gerelateerd is aan onze klacht c.q. bezorgdheid.

Samen met de brief ontvingen wij een doos met twee verpakkingen koekjes; de beruchte Café Noir Original en Ruitertje Oud Hollandse specerijen. De tweede laat zich overigens totaal niet laseren. Desondanks hebben beide soorten koekjes CookieMonster‘s Seal of Approval. Het verzoeningsoffer in de vorm van deze koekjes werd uiteraard op prijs gesteld, maar het ging ons voornamelijk om een leuke reactie op onze ludiek bedoelde klachtenbrief. Helaas.

Onze klachtenbrief en de reactie van Verkade daarop hebben een plekje gekregen in de lounge, aan onze Wall of Fail. Kom gerust eens langs om te kijken of vraag om een demonstratie van de manier waarop wij koekjes bruut mishandelen.

Hack42 logo in Café Noir koekje

60 Seconds of Bucketworks

Additional credits for the inspiring contents of the photos go to the Milwaukee community, who are the ultimate makers of Bucketworks and all that is in it! This story is a celebration of your creativity and the inspiration you make possible by doing, making, creating, and sharing.

Thanks to Adam Carr

A bunch of Bucketworks in about sixty seconds from Adam Carr on Vimeo.

A sprint through Bucketworks with James Carlson.

Photos by James Carlson
Thoughts by James Carlson
Editing by Adam Carr

 

Plastimake and Robots and Dinosaurs

You might have seen an unusual plastic called polycaprolactone, which also goes by the name of Polymorph, Polycap or Plastimake. It’s small white pellets of plastic that will melt in hot water and can be shaped like plasticine. When it cools, it’s rock hard and perfect for engineering applications.

The trouble up till now is that it’s quite hard to get a hold of decent quantities of it in Australia. But it turns out there’s now a local supplier, called Plastimake:

http://www.plastimake.com/

If you’ve used polycaprolatane before, you should check them out. In addition to being local and quite cheap, they’ve spent a lot of time making tutorials on what you can do with it. The roses are my favourite: (Pic shamelessly stolen from their site)

and there are loads more examples here: http://www.plastimake.com/examples

So, we put in an order for a bunch of plastic, and in addition to being very prompt, inside the box a freebie sample of colouring material, and also this drawing:

How awesome is that? 

The image was made by the very talented Alice Caroll, who’s website is here:

http://alicecarroll.net/

Visiting Ohm Space, Oklahoma City OK

I was visiting my old friend Jerry in in Oklahoma City, OK in mid-April 2012 and took time to drag him to visit the local hackerspace Ohm Space .  DL from Hackerspace Charlotte (North Carolina) was visiting the same day we were there.

We were met by Jason and Dylan, two of the founders of this space.  I was totally blown away with how HUGE this space is, and how much stuff they have accumulated in their short existence (incorporated Feb 2011).  The building is your basic brick industrial one story on an industrial road a block or two from a residential area. It is pretty close to the OKC airport (took me 10 minutes to drive to airport). The building is on a slight hill and so has a second story below the one visible from the main street. They have 10,000sqft upstairs, with several rollup doors for access, and another 4,000 sqft downstairs.

Inside is wide open, although they are in the process of renovating, painting and perhaps doing a bit of subdividing. They had plastic sheeting hung from the ceiling when I was there. This was to keep the dust and paint somewhat contained. It also served nicely to divide up the space. One area was full of wood shop equipment, including a large flatbed CNC built from particle board by a member. Another area had a large projection screen, rows of large open workbenches, all ready for member projects – along with a big row of full size lockers for storage. The last big subdivision had a whole bunch of equipment and projects stacked up and out on tables. There are separate real rooms along the back and side wall. One is full of couches and chairs, another (in process) room will hold their 20′ meeting room table. Side rooms held a big server rack (fiber internet hub is right near by), and a ‘security room’ used by the local computer security group… basically a nice quite separate room for programming, exploring etc.

Downstairs they have another big open space, that is pretty much empty at present. Well it does have a couple impressive bits of equipment. The big one is a Cincinnati Milacron CNC mill with 20 bit changer. This is a full size industrial CNC mill – that has seen its share of use. The Ohm folks have been reconditioning it and it is fully operational. They are fortunate to have several members whose day jobs are maintaining similar large machines. Another big piece down in the Ohm dungeon is a beautiful kiln, recently acquired by a member off E-Bay (if I recall correctly).

Ohm has LOTS of space and are only just beginning to get settled in it. Dylan and Jason have big plans and are very open to collaboration with others. We talked a bit about their history (Dylan was a rock concert organizer for many years, helping get the Norman OK festival started, etc.) and plans – a coffee shop and retail outlet with hacker gear someday! They are very interested in education and spreading MAKE technologies – especially in an open source fashion.

If you happen to be in Oklahoma, head over to OHM and check them out.

Here’s the full Flickr set of pics from Ohm Space visit:

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Python Meetup April in Hackerspacekl

Sorry for failing to post on this blog. Hackerspacekl is going to host a python meetup this weekend!!!

This is python monthly meetup. This time we going to have it in here. This time we going to have a free flow event.

We will start with a talk, to be confirmed. Then a series of knowledge sharing, not limited to talk, and show and tell of your project done in python.

Talk that we have confirmed is

  • Dexterity on Plone by either kagesenshi / kaeru
  • Using elasticsearch with python by yours truly
  • Django related topic by renyi

If you drive I recommend that you share a car, if on public transport, take a LRT to Taman Bahagia, and that Bus 626 to uptown, or take a taxi from there.

House rules applies, non members can’t use the soldering iron or the components. But they can use the room. But we are python meetup, so we definitely not going to need that.

The event detail is in http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3194836843

As usual my contact is

016 206 5780

or

email sweester at gmail dot com