The 5, 16 or 600, 8, 24 or 120th dorkbot-nyc meeting took place 7pm on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 at Location One in SoHo.

The meeting was free and open to the public. Please brought snacks to share. And wore things they made!

It featured the convex and polytopic:

John Huntington: The Gravesend Inn--An Interactive Haunted Hotel
City Tech's Gravesend Inn is a high-tech, audience-driven haunted attraction. 2007 marks the show's eight annual edition. The show control system Medialon Manager gives control over the entire attraction to the audience, which (unknowingly) triggers the effects as they move through the maze. A variety of industrial sensors are currently used to sense the position and location of audience members, and an infrastructure has been created for more sophisticated sensing in the future. John, author of the just released third edition of the book Control Systems for Live Entertainment, will describe and demonstrate the show control systems he designed for this attraction.

Spencer Russell: SensorBib
Spencer will be presenting his most recent project, the SensorBib. SensorBib is a set of capacitive distance sensors embedded in a fabric covering for an upright bass. A chopped-up Arduino board sends the data to a laptop running PD which uses the player's body position to process the bass sound in real time. The sensors themselves (called "MouseTrap") are of Spencer's own design, and all the schematics and PCB layout files are available on his website.

Eric Singer: robots on fire
Eric Singer is a musician, artist, engineer and programmer and the Founder and Director of LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, a group of artists and technologists who create robotic musical instruments and installations. Eric will talk about robots, fire and anything else that's on his mind.
Some images from the meeting.
Roberto Tobar's images (thanks!)