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Make Data-Driven Objects with Team Blinky

Come make sensors with Hacks/Hackers NYC at 6:30 p.m. on May 29 in a fun, data-driven object workshop led by Liza Stark and John Keefe, hosted by The New School's Journalism + Design Program. We'll be in Wollman Hall at Eugene Lang College.

You use a keyboard to make amazing things for screens. Now point those skills at things for your table, wall or wrist. 

With this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to use cheap, tiny computers to display and detect information. Liza Stark and John Keefe are part of "Team Blinky," a group of friends who make data-driven objects (and Manhattans) for fun and learning. Stark teaches in the MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons and Keefe is on the WNYC Data News Team.

No coding experience necessary to participate. In fact, Stark says programming physical objects is a great way to start.

You WILL need a laptop (Mac, Linux or Windows), an Arduino Uno and a USB cable to connect them together. Buy the parts beforehand from Adafruit (Arduinocable), SparkFun (both) or your neighborhood Radio Shack. (Getting a "starter kit" instead is OK, too, and gives you more parts to play with later.)

ALSO: Save yourself some time at the workshop and download the Arduino 1.0.5 software for your laptop's flavor of operating system.

Schedule:

6:30 p.m.: Doors, dinner + socializing

~7:00 p.m.: Workshop with Liza Stark and John Keefe of Team Blinky

~9:15 p.m.: Networking and socializing

To attend , RSVP today ($10, payable in advance) to Hacks/Hackers NYC.

Refund policy: Cancel at least 24 hours before the event (that is, no later than 6:30 p.m. May 28) to receive a full refund. We cannot issue refunds after that.

A big thanks to The New School for hosting us. Want to host a Hacks/Hackers NYC event? Email us at nyc[at]hackshackers[dot]com.

Want to help? Volunteer to photograph or blog about the event by emailing us at nyc[at]hackshackers[dot]com.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Chrys & Team Blinky, for a great experience.

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Lothar K.

    It was so much fun to create technology that we can touch. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us.

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Lothar K.

    It was such a fun experience to build something that we can touch. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise.

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Sebastian N.

    Very informative presentation & demos

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Sebastian N.

    Very informative presentation & demos

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Anne M.

    Robots for the Wrist?! What a great idea.

    1 · May 6, 2014

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