MN VR and HCI Meeting Sept. 2013 — Teensy and Addressable LEDs – John Bauer

Posted by Ryan on September 13, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Teensy is a small, cheap and friendly microcontroller/board that works great for quick hardware projects.

I’ll give a quick overview of the Teensy development envrionment and community.  Most of the time will be demonstrating using WS2801/11 addressable LEDs along with controlling regular motors, stepper motors and servos. Time permitting, I can also demonstrate connecting a bluetooth module and receiving data from an accelerometer/gyro.  I’m also working on an infinity mirror concept that I’ll bring along.

The addressable LED strips make wiring easy, they are up in a lot of projects.  Some example videos:
A cube display (loud)
Intro to the Teensy library



The Nerdery Classroom: straight to the cafeteria,  just past the soda coolers and turn right.  (We’re not in the Nerditorium/auditorium)



6:30 Social, Setup and Soda – Thanks to the Nerdery for hosting
7:00 John Bauer
We’ll wrap up at 8:30, and head to Joe Sensers in Bloomington afterwards.
About MN VR and HCI:
MN VR and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) welcomes developers and tinkerers working with all variety of VR,  HCI, hardware hacking, creative coding and interactive art   Members are working projects with light field displays, mocap, tiny computers, servos and sensors, interactive statues and a variety of VR, motion and computer vision games.


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