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

Jonathan Foote jtfoote at ieee.org
Sat Jan 15 19:19:11 PST 2011


Sweet! Manual seems to be online, and it actually has examples of
talking to an HP7475A from a terminal:
http://digital.ni.com/manuals.nsf/websearch/69E88C19A752915286256F5E005DCA15

If it works as easily as this, we're in business.


On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Tymm Twillman <tymmothy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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