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Dorkbot 23 – SXSW Interactive 2010

February 24, 2010 - 11:12 pm

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Saturday March 13, 2010
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Brush Square Park 5th and Neches Austin, Texas
You must RSVP if you’re not a SXSW-interactive badge holder!
RSVPs through facebook will be registered to win giveaways from Make magazine!
Co-Sponsored by:

SXSW Interactive
Silicon Labs
Mr. Data Consulting
QRANK by Ricochet Labs

We’re still in need of at least one more sponsor [...]

Build your own stereo vacuum tube amplifier!

January 13, 2010 - 9:56 pm

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Lone Star School of Music in Austin Texas
Will be hosting a class this month (Sat. Jan 23, 2010) offering instruction and guidance while you build a commercially offered stereo tube amp kit
The class will consist of practical discussion about the easy to build kit but will also offer discussion of how to solder,commercial recordings, diy [...]

Drake Wilson

December 16, 2009 - 11:54 pm

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Project:  Firefly jars – Dorkbot 22
Drake presented at Dorkbot 22 a set of electronic lightning bug jars created for Murder Ballad Murder Mystery at the vortex theater in oct. 2009.  Each jar powered 12 randomly flickering LEDs and was powered by a single pic microprocessor.
Drake Wilson is an eclectic creature from the conceptual world currently [...]

Dan Hemingson

December 15, 2009 - 10:42 pm

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Dan Hemingson is the ACTLab TV’s Lead Audio Engineer. His work has been so successful that he recently presented his work to the Audio Society of Engineers in Munich Germany. His work in the ACTLab includes surround sound environments, microphone development and audio hardware development.
Project:  Ambisonic microphone and recordings – Dorkbot 22
Using only a few [...]

John Boiles

December 15, 2009 - 10:33 pm

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Update: John Boiles will be presenting 2 new projects during Dorkbot 23 @ SXSW Interactive on 3/13, 6-8pm in Brush Square Park!
John Boiles lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes software, builds things, and presents his amazing ipod and internet controlled devices at Dorkbot Austin
Project:  Dimlet – Dorkbot 21
The Dimlet is an ipod touch controlled [...]


November 18, 2009 - 12:03 am

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If you’ve been involved in dorkbot in the past and would like a mention on the website, drop us a note!

Website update!

November 18, 2009 - 12:02 am

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A bit overdue.  Hopefully now we’ll do a little better job of keeping our event and blog up to date.  Please leave a comment and say hello!

Dorkbot 21 – @Cafe Mundi

August 31, 2009 - 7:32 pm

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Thurs. Oct 15th 2009 7:30-9:00pm
Cafe Mundi 1704 E 5th St. (a few blocks east of I-35) (512) 236-8634 FREE EVENT
Still in the planning stages, but we’ve set the date!
If you have a project or something you’d like to present, let us know!
Current Presenters:

Alan Watts presents his new animation app Toon Fu
Mikal Hart shows off his [...]

Dorkbot Austin – New volunteer

August 29, 2009 - 8:56 am

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Dorkbot Austin would like to welcome a new volunteer to the group — Laura Smith.
Laura is a web designer in the Faculty Innovation Center at UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering. She’ll be helping to coordinate our upcoming events, so feel free to contact her if you’d like to speak at our next event or to [...]

Dorkbot 20 – @SxSW Interactive

February 24, 2009 - 8:59 am

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Saturday March 14, 2009 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Brush Square Park 5th and Neches Austin, Texas Get Directions
RSVP (Option 1):  Join the dorkbot-austin announce list (all dorkbot-austin announcelist members have automatic RSVP+1)
RSVP (Option 2):
Co-sponsored by:

SXSW Interactive
Silicon Labs
Mr. Data Consulting
Make Magazine

Signs provided by Giveaways from Mike Rigsby, [...]