Darek, Tom, and Tim have been working hard the past few weeks to get an RC R2D2 ready for Wolcott’s Memorial Day Parade. It began with an old Pepsi cooler as the base to work off of. A salvaged hoverboard was used to drive R2, and hobbyist RC plane electronics were used to drive him. A 15W amplifier paired with an arduino played sounds and songs from the series.
It even made the news! (can be seen at around 0:18)
Huge thanks to Orbit Plastics for donating their Autotran pad printing line! This machine is capable of printing all sorts of graphics onto just about any item you can think of. Its a wonderful machine and we look forward to getting it working.
Wesleyan is sponsoring a free cinema puppetry workshop put on by the touring group Manual Cinema for high school students. Space is limited but they’re looking for local students interested in the subject to sign up. Please see the attached flyer for all the details.
The workshop will be on Saturday, February 24th from 11am to 1pm at the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. To register, visit www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice (select: Workshop) or call 860-685-3355.
Manual Cinema workshop flyer
Join NESIT for our weekly open house this Monday in lovely Meriden, CT. We’re in the Pratt St. building right off Highway 691 a stop down from the I91 interchange. You can even find directions, maps, and pictures on this very website!
Assorted NESIT members are just back from the @Party held at the Artisan’s Asylum in Sommerville Mass.
What was happening? Inverse Phase was there giving an overview of “8-bit” style audio silicon. NMLStyle and StormBlooper traded off audio and video duties to put on an A/V concert.
And of course the composition competition occurred late in the evening with some interesting entries. The contents of which will hopefully be up on the @Party website in the future.