While I was visiting Portland last month, I had a chance to check out a DorkbotPDX meeting.
This meeting was unlike any other Dorkbot I have seen before (in San Francisco and Austin). Instead of formal presentations, everyone shows up at a cafe/coffee shop called Backspace (that serves beer!) and brings a project to work on or show and tell. And, instead of meeting once a month, they meet every other week!
It was awesome.
I didn’t get to take very many pictures, but I just uploaded a few photos to Flickr.
Dorks who want to download the slides can do so here: Jeff_Keyzer-Wifi Radio Project
I had a particularly challenging evening because the hastily assembled wireless network in the ACTlab refused to hand out an IP address to the radio. After wrongly suspecting that the 802.11n network was causing problems (my home network is b/g), I discovered that if I set a static IP and default gateway, I could get a stable connection to the router. That process of discovery took something like an hour of tweaking settings, trying to remember iwlist arguments, how to set up routes, etc.
In the end I got it all working and gave a very successful demo of the radio. Whew!
anselm hook – augmentia: scratching the surface of augmented reality
shelly farnham – steve the robot h.e.ai.d.: a large scale generative
music and laser play space
david gessel – stalking slanderizing trolls
gian pablo villamil – 360 degree panoramic video without the megabucks
I’m planning to head over around 7pm and will hopefully see some mightyohm.com readers and dorkbot regulars there tonight!