Oct 25th BlinkyTile Beta Workshop Recap


A couple of weeks ago, on October 25th, Marty and Amy ran a workshop at the Node to beta test the BlinkyTile dynamic light sculpture kit.

Participants worked together to build and program BlinkyTile sculptures using some pre-release versions of the BlinkyTile boards.

Preparing tiles

Preparing tiles

It took some time to snap out and prep the tiles on the older boards. Newer BlinkyTile revisions have made this much easier! Thanks to everybody for their patience.

Soldering tiles

Soldering tiles

Every participant had different ideas for sculptures to build and how best to put them together.

Jason Denney prototyping with BlinkyTiles and scotch tape.

Jason Denney prototyping with BlinkyTiles and scotch tape.

Some working BlinkyTile sculptures

Some working BlinkyTile sculptures

Some folks built dodecahedron lamps, but we also had some interesting and unique sculptures!

Happy BlinkyTilers

Happy BlinkyTilers

Thanks to everyone who came out to the workshop. We learned a ton and blinked a lot of LEDs!

clean tables what

clean tables what

Pro-Tip: save time before and after workshops to clean everything up nicely.

Workshops go better with friends

Workshops go better with friends

For the curious, you can find my slides and instructions for the workshop here.

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