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Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Digital Interactive Hacks: The V Motion Project and LightTroupe
BoomBap!

What happens when digital worlds exit the screen and walk into real-world social spaces? Join us to see two inspiring interactivity hacks, the V Motion Project and LightTroupe, that break open our experience of digital life.

  • What: Digital interactive collaborations that merge light, motion and music.
  • When: Thursday, September 6th 2012, 8pm
  • Where: BoomBap, 640 SE Stark, Portland OR
  • Who: Hosted by Portland Games for Change and BoomBap
  • Price: Free, Donations Suggested

The V Motion Project is a Kinect hack that tracks a performer's motion to create live music and a visual spectacle, what Laughing Squid calls a "gestural music-video performance system.” Developer Jeff Nusz from New Zealand will knowledge share about the collaboration of choreographers, musicians, cinematographers and coders who turned movement into music.

https://vimeo.com/45417241

LightTroupe, a Portland-based group, creates new art forms through live, interactive digital projections. Their current project is a game-driven music world that affects environmental lighting and creates visually stunning particles in a physical environment. Utilizing a game controller, players navigate and deflect piano created particles to bring chaos into a balanced field of visual stasis.

https://vimeo.com/lighttroupe

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Friday
May 3, 2013
Pixel Arts Screening & Indie Game Tournament
5th Avenue Cinema

Join Pixel Arts Game Education in a celebration of its volunteers, milestones, and community!

We will be hosting a free screening of Indie Game: The Movie, followed by a short intermission and tournaments for Samurai Gunn, Super Hexagon, and BLOODBALL. Winners in each of these indie game tournaments will receive prizes!

This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. Film and games are not rated.

"Pixel Arts is a non-profit association that open sources social change through videogames. By creating safe environments and resources for youth and adults invested in maker culture and videogames, we serve the belief that shared creation and education provides value to our community."

We will be announcing our first game camp for July 2013 at Portland Youth Builders and our maker program map to build STEM partnerships with educators, researchers, and community partners.

For more information about Pixel Arts and its services, community, and volunteer opportunities, visit http://pixelartspdx.wikispaces.com/!

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Wednesday
Jul 2, 2014
PDX Internet of Things Meetup
ADX

This is a new meetup for Makers/Hackers interested in the Internet of Things. If you've got something to talk about, we'd love to add you to the agenda. More on the website.

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Thursday
Jul 17, 2014
PDXElectroHax Meetup
ADX

Interested in making awesome things with electronics? Or, just talking about electronics? Or, listening to other people talk about electronics? Then our monthly meetup is for you. See more at the website.

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Friday
Dec 5, 2014
Intel® IoT Hackathon: Transportation - PDX
through ADX

You're from the City of Roses and Transportation Awareness and, geez, do you have ideas about how to improve things!! Here's a chance to hack solutions to your biggest transportation problems using the latest connected hardware from Intel -- the Intel® IoT Hackathon: Transportation!

Exceptional projects will be awarded great prizes after judging on Sunday 12/7. Attendees also are eligible for other prizes throughout the event.

Schedule:
Friday, 12/5 5:30pm-10pm: Intro, teams, ideas
Saturday, 12/6 8am-10pm: Hack
Sunday, 12/7 8am-2pm: Finish, Present, Awards

Location:
ADX - 417 Southeast 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

To Register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intel-iot-hackathon-transportation-pdx-tickets-14622589559

*There are only 50 spots available, reserve your spot before it’s too late!!!
**Intel IoT Developer Kit provided to all registered attendees

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Saturday
Dec 5, 2015
HackPDX Winter 2015 Hackathon @ Airbnb Portland
Airbnb Portland

We're back! Join us for the Winter 2015 Hackathon at Airbnb Portland! The theme is education, but feel free to hack on something PDX related or anything at all.

There will be food for everyone and prizes for the best hacks, so come with a team, make one here, or fly solo to gain everlasting fame as the creator of the next Instagram for IOT BigData SoMoLo Toasters.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you're planning on attending; space is limited and you must be on the list to get in!

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Thursday
Apr 27, 2017
Handcrafted Entrepreneurs
The Joinery

Design Museum Portland and The Joinery are partnering up for a UNITE discussion this Design Week!

Building a business while staying true to your craft is a challenge for any designer-turned-entrepreneur. Identifying the moment where you choose to pursue your talent as a full-time career, navigating and mastering the world of business, and building a team that aligns with your artistic vision are all essential components in the process and unique to every individual.

Moderated by the General Manager of PIE, the founders of Vitreluxe, Caravan Pacific, and Holly Mueller Home will discuss their inspiration for their designs along with their model of turning their craft into a business.

Complete with networking opportunities, complimentary drinks, and light appetizers, spring’s UNITE is a night not to be missed!

Meet our panelists:

Lynn Read, founder of Vitreluxe Shannon Guirl, founder of Caravan Pacific Holly Mueller, founder of Holly Mueller Home Moderated by Rick Turoczy, General Manager of PIE UNITE is Design Museum Portland’s evening discussion series which explores themes at the intersection of design and just about everything else. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Doors open at 6:00pm; Discussion begins at 6:30pm.

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Wednesday
Mar 7
Manufacturer and Maker Supply Chain & Innovation Opportunities
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Prosper Portland and the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Supply Chain & Innovation Enhancement Opportunities Conference. Our unique program format has been very effective at helping businesses:

1) identify new suppliers, 2) identify new customers, 3) develop new strategic partnerships, 4) build on innovative ideas, and 5) stimulate new innovative ideas.

Among the most powerful results for participants will be meeting 20- 30 new people, some of whom can help their business grow or help bring your ideas to fruition.

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Monday
Apr 2
A conversation about PIE Shop, a startup accelerator for manufactured products
Uncorked Studios

Join Autodesk, PIE, and Uncorked Studios for an open discussion about PIE Shop, a new accelerator focused on startups with physical products and connected devices. The recently announced facility will be housed in the new Autodesk office in the Towne Storage Building in the Central Eastside Industrial District.

Have questions? Thinking about applying? Swing by to chat with the folks collaborating to bring this idea to life in the coming months.

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Saturday
Apr 7
PDX Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meetup
Oregon City - Location provided upon RSVP

This event is for Raspberry Pi/Arduino/Microcontroller enthusiasts to meet, do show-and-tell, mentor, learn and build. We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels, and will help new users get started. Instead of a "pot luck" we have a "parts luck" where you are encouraged to exchange project parts with others.

• What to bring Computer. Raspberry Pi and/or Arduinos if you have them. Projects that you want to share. Items for the "parts luck" swap bin.

• Important to know The shop where this is held only has space heaters - so please dress warmly on colder days. On very cold days, we will forego building and have a social in a heated space, if we can't find an alternative spot.

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Friday
May 11
Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

Please register for the class via Eventbrite!

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Saturday
Jun 9
ADX Birthday #7
ADX Portland

ADX is turning 7 years old! Come celebrate with us!

We’re closing down the shop starting at noon and reopening at 1pm to hold annual birthday party – this year’s theme: DEMO DAY! We’re staffing the shop tools with experienced makers and running demonstrations of the tools from 1-6pm. Never seen a CNC operate? Ever wondered how MIG welding works? Want to see the versatility of a printing press? We’ll take the mystery away and inspire you to make!

Since we’re turning lucky number 7 we’ll be holding a raffle at 6:30pm for some awesome ADX prizes, including memberships, classes, and merchandise! You can enter the raffle by purchasing a MAKER bingo card for $7 that lists all the demo’s being held throughout the shop. Attend 5 demos to complete your card and turn it in to be entered in the raffle!

Beer and cider will be free and provided by our sponsors. You can drink while watching the demos, but no hands-on tools! The event is free, but please RSVP here so we make sure we prep enough material and have plenty of beverages and snacks on hand!

PURCHASE BINGO CARDS IN ADVANCE to CHOOSE YOUR ADVANTAGE: an extra entry in the drawing, a free stamp on your BINGO card or an ADX sticker (one per person, please).

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Friday
Jun 15
Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

Please register for the class via Eventbrite!

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Saturday
Jul 14
Interested in Making a Smart Sneaker for OMSI Maker Faire Portland?
TVF&R Station 67

Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

Join us as we plan how to make a smart sneaker for Maker Faire Portland. We'll collaborate on a two-month project together. We'll gather once a week and we'll each have an opportunity to create our own smart shoe. Then we'll get to share it with the world at OMSI Make Faire.

Here's the Maker Faire info https://portland.makerfaire.com/ Free entry as maker, no group size limit Choose from 30 min presentation, 2-day exhibit, 60 min workshop Recommended to have hands-on for the exhibit Application Deadline July 20th Event weekend Saturday & Sunday, Sept 15-16 3 t-shirts, $7 for additional Guest admission:$16 adults, $10 for 17 and under Located at OMSI downtown

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Saturday
Sep 1
Shoes, Hats, LEDs, IoT, 3D Printing and Much Much More for Maker Faire
TVF&R Station 67

Join us as we share and build products for OMSI Maker Faire!

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Sunday
Oct 14
Plarn Lab: A Citizen Design Event by Portland Textile Club, Sponsored by SCRAP PDX and [email protected]
Scrap PDX

Join Portland Textile Club for a day of creative tinkering & trash R&D. Sponsored by SCRAP PDX and [email protected] Plarn is a D.I.Y. fiber made from plastic bags.

What will you make with plarn?

Bring your household plastic film and we’ll show you how easy it is to make plarn. We’ll also share simple textile techniques anyone can learn. No prior textile skills needed, just a desire to get plastic out of our trash and put plarn to work. If you’re a fiber artist, knitter, crocheter, sewist, maker or designer, we want you too! 


Why Upcycle Plastic Film?

  1. It’s Hard to Recycle. Did you know that Portland’s curbside recycling doesn’t take plastic bags? Every bag that goes into the blue bin clogs up the machines used to sort the city’s recycling.

  2. Recycling Doesn’t Happen Without Buyers.
 Our modern industrial recycling is driven by market demand; without buyers, recyclers stop taking
 material (plastic bags don't make the cut).


  3. It’s Everywhere, Even in a No-Bag City.
 Portland is known as a city that bans plastic bags, however, the ban only targets the largest supermarket chains. Despite our best efforts, our households still have plastic film from many other sources.

This is a free event, but space is limited to 12 participants. If you sign up but cannot make it, please cancel your ticket so those on the waitlist can register.

All ages are welcomed (children must be over 6 years old); all children must be accompanied by an adult (registration is not needed for the accompanying adult).

Thanks to our sponsors SCRAP PDX and [email protected]

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