[Announce-nycbug] FW: [nylug-talk] NY Linux Users Grp. 16 June Meeting: Mikey Sklar onElectric Clothing: circuit/microcontroller/hardware design, programming
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Fri Jun 11 13:31:30 EDT 2004
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>Subject: [nylug-talk] NY Linux Users Grp. 16 June Meeting:
>Mikey Sklar onElectric Clothing:
>June 16th, 2004
>IBM Headquarters Building
>590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street
>12th Floor, home to the IBM Linux Center of Competency
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> Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge and room number.
> Mikey Sklar (Electric Clothing)
> Electric Clothing: circuit/microcontroller/hardware design,
> Mikey Sklar, an electric-clothing hobbiest, will speak about
> several wearable outfits he has developed over the last year. All
> source code, schematics, and circuit board layouts were developed
> using open source software (ported to *BSD, OS X). All software and
> hardware designs are free and can be used by anyone else. Materials
> used consist of computer fans, LEDs, El Wire (electroluminescence
> wire, flexible neon), Flat El, PIC microcontrollers, homebrew PCBs,
> velcro and conductive thread.
> In the last half decade, teaching the `physical aspect' of
> computing to students with non engineering backgrounds has been on
> the rise in American universities. MIT's Media Labs, NYU's ITP
> program, and Washington State University have classes where
> students learn about bridging the everyday analog world to the
> digital world. Sensors and inexpensive microcontrollers provide the
> roadbed we need to traverse from clumsy desktops to new discreet
> embedded devices. Devices often capable of performing the likes of
> 20 million operations a second for just a few dollars.
> Not surprisingly, open source software (filling a need) hands a
> bounty of development tools to the electric clothing
> do-it-yourselfer. With which novice Unix-savvy microcontroller
> enthusiasts can easily download and install many different programs
> for their hardware development. Specifically, an open source
> operating system such as Linux can run microcontroller software
> including assemblers, compilers, simulators, and rom burners.
> Fairly sophisticated schematic design, and circuit board layout
> programs exist in which all of the source code is available, and
> well supported via mail lists. Your refrain for this meeting: You
> sew, you conquer.
> For More Information Visit:
> * Mikey Sklar's Site. Detailed information on Mikey's projects,
> tool chain, and others doing this sort of work can be found
> * ``All of the development software I use is Open Source. Most of
> it was written primarily for Linux, but quickly got ported to
> other BSDs and MAC OS/X.''
> * Design and Fabrication of Textile-Based Computing
> About Mikey Sklar:
> Mikey has been using Linux for nearly ten years, is a professional
> Unix sysadmin for the last eight of those years. Working life
> includes, AT&T Wireless, Hughes Space & Com, and Morgan Stanley. He
> specializes in remote system management hardware and firmware
> solutions for Linux. His interest in wearable electronics is a full
> time hobby. The ultimate goal, to decrease the electric clothings'
> weight while increasing the functionality of the consumer
> electronics which hang from his belt.
> Swag of undetermined value and quantity may be distributed on a
> first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for the best
> GPG cryptography. Immediately after the presentation and continuing
> at Stammtisch we will be gathering for a keysigning. For those who
> already have keys, please remember to bring paper printouts of your
> 40-character key fingerprint, as per the instructions in our howto
> docs. If you haven't created a key yet, and for keysigning details,
> our howto docs are a must read. http://www.nylug.org/keys
> After the meeting ... Join us around 8:30pm or so at TGI Friday's,
> located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th Street, second floor.
> Northeast corner.
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