This was our second dorkbotsheffield event, and everything was in a fixed width font for some reason.
Dorkbotsheffield#2 featured four strange dorkbot presentations involving electricity in some way, in particular: -> IAIN SHARP talking about his legendary arcade machines including CYCLEPONG and his mechanical remake of LUNAR LANDER http://lushprojects.com/ -> JO ARMITAGE showing her HANDMADE MUSIC INTERFACES, in particular a neat touchscreen arduino hack and a melodica style app. -> BEN DORNAN talking about his experiments in MIND CONTROLLED MUSIC, which may require some explanation. Luckily, he sent this info: "While it may not be the most obvious pairing, for over 50 years composers and scientists have been probing how the brain can be used to create and manipulate music. Over time this has developed from simple sonification to complex control systems, and has moved from the lab into the home thanks to consumer grade EEG technology. An outline of this progress will be traced, along with a demonstration of how accessible the technology and techniques have become." -> JAKE HARRIES will be walking round the corner from his base in Access Space to talk about the ZERO DOLLAR LAPTOP project. Here's some info from Jake: "Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops have been running in London since January 2010, the first project was with St Mungos Charity for the Homeless in London. We recycle computer hardware and install Free and Open Source Software to build media laptops and create music, graphics and video for distribution over the Internet." http://www.furtherfield.org/zerodollarlaptop/ http://www.access-space.org