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Betascape 2010[edit | edit source]

Because what would artscape be without blinkenlights? BmoreSmart is doing the leg work (blog sign up, we'll bring the DIY tech. Check out the Bmore Smart mailing list or our mailing list for planning details.

Info[edit | edit source]

Dates: July 16, 17 & 18, 2010

Hours: Friday: 12-10pm / Saturday: 12-10pm / Sunday: 12-8pm

Location: Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street / Charles Street Bolton Hill neighborhood & Station North Arts & Entertainment District

Artscape Official Information Page

The Proposal[edit | edit source]

Show up, do things. Talk to people.

Rocket Launching[edit | edit source]

  • Cost:
    • $250 for construction paper and masking tape
    • $150 for new rocket launchers
  • Space required:
    • Approx 100'x100' (more is ok) roped off from the public on W Layafette Ave
    • Four tables covered by a tent (for rocket construction)
  • Volunteers needed
    • 1 to fill, 1 to manage the launch line, 2+ to help with rocket construction.
  • Time frame
    • What hours can we run this thing Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Soldering Workshops[edit | edit source]

  • Cost:
    • $500 for approx 50 Atari Punk Console kits
    • $150 for solder, desoldering braid and soldering irons
  • Space required:
    • A large indoor space with an abundance of power outlets
    • Table and chair space for 15 people assume a 6'x4' table for four people to work, people need space.
  • Volunteers needed
    • 3 people to assist with instruction
  • Time frame
    • We'd run three workshops that would take approx 1.5 hours each.

Electronics Jam![edit | edit source]

Bring your laptop, sit down at a workstation, or pick up a soldering iron and help us build something interesting.

The final creation(s) must:

  1. move
  2. interact with the world
  3. make noise
  4. make people smile
  5. be awesome
  • Cost:
    • $0, harvest the wealth of ewaste our generation is creating. A stack of electronic toys, including a few with motors, would be nice.
  • Space required:
    • Interstices. Find a socket and pull up a chair.
  • Other requirements:
    • Internet would be interesting, but we can provide a thumbdrive with Processing, Pd, and Arduino and docs can be printed.
    • Something to play sounds, a light PA or small amp.
    • Something to play visuals, perhaps a projector, large screen, or several monitors.
  • Preparation (at least three weeks in advance):
    • Roughly outline what we'd like to accomplish in the two to three days and try running through a few projects first. Practice makes perfecter.

So this could be a circuit bending hackfest or a Processing freakout. Maybe some fluxus and Pure Data live coding just for kicks. Bring a laptop, or not. Everything built, made, written, or assembled during the weekend lives at the Node.

(I'm still fleshing this one out, hit me on the baltimore-node-discussion list or twitter Abachman 16:06, 29 April 2010 (UTC))

Participate[edit | edit source]

If you're interested in chilling with Baltimore Node during Artscape, leave your name below:

The explicit schedule is available at:

Contact Sepideh if you want to add yourself to the schedule and don't have edit rights.