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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Hardware Hacking with PinMachine

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Follow my 10 year adventure working with various Python technologies to create PinMachine - an electronic, programmable version of the classic 'pin art' desk toy. I'll show how I first used Visual Python to create my 3D software prototypes, and how I later used Arduino with Python serial interfaces to create my hardware protoypes. I'll have lots of prototypes on-hand for people to play with.


Covered topics:

  • Prototyping with Visual Python (VPython)
  • Arduino
  • Interfacing Arduino with Python
  • PinMachine and Pin Art - What, How, and Why
  • Prototyping with Lego