[Noisebridge-discuss] Muralizer/plotter (was vending machine lights/poster)

Tymm Twillman tymmothy at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 17:59:14 PST 2011


i just dropped off a GPIB to RS232 converter.


(though dunno how hard it is to talk through it, never really ran it... and GPIB is a bit of a pain in its own way.  high probability it would be a waste of time)




On Jan 15, 2011, at 5:21 PM, Jonathan Foote wrote:

> Has anyone actually poked at the plotter to see what kind of interface
> is has?  Looked liked HPIB to me, has anyone found a serial port?
> 
> I ask because  http://music.columbia.edu/cmc/chiplotle/ looks like teh awesome.
> 
> What kind of a blade would it need to become a vinyl cutter?
> 
> On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:
>> The bed is 12"x20", so 28"x68" isn't going to happen on the laser.
>> We do, however, have that giant plotter next to the electronics area, and
>> I'd be happy to work with someone's art to see what we can get out of
>> Muralizer (a robot that drags a pen along the wall/butcher paper taped to
>> the front of the vending machine).  It's done versions of the logo before,
>> but it needs some customized art to do a reasonable job.  In particular, it
>> needs the outline of the design, not just the lines that make up the design.
>>  (ie: if you've got a big fat line, it needs lines for all four sides, not
>> just "line of width 3 from blah to blah")
>> --
>> /jbm
>> 
>> On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> We could probably use our fancy new laser cutter to make that sign, in a
>>> month or so. :)
>>> -Taylor
>>> 
>>> On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Vending machine
>>>> -----------------
>>>> is there a way to get the vending machine lights to work? do the bulbs
>>>> just need to be replaced or what?
>>>> 
>>>> also, would anybody be interested in printing a noisebridge poster to
>>>> replace the "cold drinks" poster on the front of the machine? a
>>>> backlighted noisebridge logo would be very excellent.  the dimensions
>>>> for the vending machine cover poster are about 28" wide by 68" tall.
>>>> even just removing the "cold drinks" poster and leaving the see-through
>>>> plexiglass to see how much drink inventory we have would be excellent.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Snacks
>>>> -----------------
>>>> while on the topic... i'm getting ready to buy more snacks since we've
>>>> broken even on donations for the $100 of snacks I already bought.  any
>>>> suggestions for what snacks to buy?  I've already gotten feedback
>>>> recommending anything-without-high-fructose-corn-syrup, fresh fruit,
>>>> unsalted cashews, and sunflower seeds.  any other suggestions?
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Patrick
>>>> 
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>> 
>> --
>> Josh Myer 415.230.9791 <-- NOTE: New number!
>>  josh at joshisanerd.com
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