Il était une fois une chips …

et si je fabriquais du béton qui transmet de la lumière

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 30, 2010

DIY Light Transmitting Concrete (+ HD Video)
I’m going to show you (as best as I can) how to make light transmitting concrete. Google it, and you will be amazed at how beautiful it is! I was desperate to get my hands on some…but considering the cost, I decided to make some with stuff I already had around.

This material has the strange effect of looking shiny or sparkly…but it’s dull concrete at the same time! It’s very entertaining to show off or play around with.

instructions :

If this material interests you, check this article out: (more…)


et si je m’auto smiley – Computer vision smile generator

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 23, 2010

Auto Smiley is a computer vision application that runs in the background while you work. The software analyzes your face while you are working and if it detects a smile it sends the the ascii smiley face letters “: )” as keyboard presses to the front most application. Auto Smiley has many uses from just straight up convenience to enforcing honesty in your online communication 🙂

voir la video
Download the mac app here ( for US / UK / NL keyboards ):

Download the mac app for QWERTZ keyboards ( thanks Peter! ):

The project uses openFrameworks and MPT for the smile detection – you can grab the source code here:

et si je faisais respirer mes livres

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 23, 2010

The books that breath …. par Edith Koolath
Date déjà depuis quelques temps mais cette idée de livre qui respire inspire.
à méditer

voir la vidéo

et si je faisais voler des pixels !

Posted in du côté de la fabrique, du matériel by albertine on mars 18, 2010

Flyfire, a project initiated by the SENSEable City Laboratory in collaboration with ARES Lab (Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory) aims to transform any ordinary space into a highly immersive and interactive display environment.

In its first implementation, the Flyfire project sets out to explore the capabilities of this display system by using a large number of self-organizing micro helicopters. Each helicopter contains small LEDs and acts as a smart pixel. Through precisely controlled movements, the helicopters perform elaborate and synchronized motions and form an elastic display surface for any desired scenario.

Qu'est-ce qu'un fab lab ?

Posted in du côté de la fabrique by albertine on mars 10, 2010

by daniel kaplan

Un Fab Lab (abréviation de Fabrication laboratory) est une plate-forme de prototypage rapide d’objets physiques, « intelligents » ou non.
Il s’adresse aux entrepreneurs qui veulent passer plus vite du concept au prototype ; aux designers et aux artistes ; aux étudiants désireux d’expérimenter et d’enrichir leurs connaissances pratiques en électronique, en CFAO, en design ; aux bricoleurs du XXIe siècle…
Il s’inscrit dans un réseau mondial de plusieurs dizaines de Fab Labs, des Etats-Unis à l’Afghanistan, de la Norvège au Ghana, du Costa Rica aux Pays-Bas.

Un Fab Lab regroupe un ensemble de machines à commande numérique de niveau professionnel, mais standard et peu coûteuses : une machine à découpe laser capable de produire des structure en 2D et 3D, une machine à sérigraphie qui fabrique des antennes et des circuits flexibles, … (more…)

et si j'achetais un arduiNIX

Posted in du matériel by albertine on mars 10, 2010

The ArduiNIX shield is a user programmable platform for driving multiplexed Nixie tube, Vacuum Fluourescent displays* or other high voltage displays.


Price: $45.00

Visit the project page


et pleins d’autres ardui stuff  . link

Atoms are the new bits

Posted in du côté de la fabrique by albertine on mars 10, 2010

un article de c. anderson sur la nouvelle révolution industrielle

lire l’article pdf

high tech low tech from mit

Posted in du matériel by albertine on mars 10, 2010

The High-Low Tech group integrates high and low technological materials, processes, and cultures. Our primary aim is to engage diverse audiences in designing and building their own technologies by situating computation in new cultural and material contexts, and by developing tools that democratize engineering. We believe that the future of technology will be largely determined by end-users who will design, build, and hack their own devices, and our goal is to inspire, shape, support, and study these communities. To this end, we explore the intersection of computation, physical materials, manufacturing processes, traditional crafts, and design.

voir la video

liste des projets

living wall. project site

electronic popables: an interactive pop-up book. project site

amarino. project site
Amarino is a toolkit that connects Android-driven mobile devices with Arduino microcontrollers, making it easy to control objects in the environment with a phone.

teardrop: a kit for paper computing. project site

tilt sensing quilt. project site

Lily pad arduino. project site

et si je faisais un livre pop up et connecté

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 10, 2010

Electronic Popables is an interactive pop-up book that sparkles, sings, and moves. The book integrates traditional pop-up mechanisms with thin, flexible, paper-based electronics and the result is a book that looks and functions much like an ordinary pop-up with the added element of dynamic interactivity. Electronic Popables was built by Jie Qi, with assistance from Leah Buechley and Tshen Chew.

source :

et si je faisais un livre avec du PAPERduino

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 10, 2010

This is a fully functional version of the Arduino. We eliminated the PCB and use paper and cardboard as support and the result is.. the PAPERduino 😀

This is the the first version of the layout design, next we will try more designs, and another materials. You just need to print the top and the bottom layout, and glue them to any kind of support you want. We hope that you start making your own boards. If you do, please share your photos with us, we would love to see them 😉

download pdf board

Components list:
1 x 7805 Voltage regulator
2 x LEDs (different colors)
2 x 560 Ohm resistors (between 220oHm and 1K)
1 x 10k Ohm resistor
2 x 100 uF capacitors
1x 16 MHz clock crystal
2 x 22 pF capacitors
1 x 0.01 uF capacitor
1 x button
1 x Atmel ATMega168
1 x socket 28 pin
Female and Male headers

more details :

et si j'achete un pendantif gps, je me pends avec ?

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 10, 2010

Address is a handmade electronic jewelry piece. When you first acquire the pendant, you select a place that you consider to be your anchor – where you were born, your home, or perhaps the place you long to be. Once the jewelry is initialized, every time you wear the piece it displays how many kilometers you are from that location, using a GPS component built into the pendant. As you take Address around the world with you, it serves as a personal connection to that place, making the world a little smaller or maybe a little bigger.

Created in collaboration with Sonali Sridhar. And with partial support of Eyebeam, OpenLab.

source :

and if we were making a glove that lights up with a handshake

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 10, 2010

This mitten lights up when its wearer shakes hands with someone. It has two exposed soft contacts around the thumb and across the palm which, when bridged by bare skin, turn on the LED embedded on the flower. The mitten itself was created by fashion designer Isabel Tomás, and we then sewed a simple touch switch circuit onto it using conductive fabric and thread. It also works with high fives and holding hands 🙂

more details :

et si je te piquait à distance grâce à mon vaudou connecté – getting physical over ip

Posted in avec des si ... by albertine on mars 10, 2010