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

Tymm Twillman tymmothy at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 19:00:20 PST 2011


believe it was a national instruments GPIB-232CT (it's an oldish one)

On Jan 15, 2011, at 6:55 PM, Jonathan Foote wrote:

> Cool. thanks. Do you have the model number/ID  handy or any kind of docs?
> 
> -J
> 
> On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 5:59 PM, Tymm Twillman <tymmothy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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