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Made at DSL: Auduino 4-step sequencer

Made at DSL: Auduino 4-step sequencer

The traditional Arduino boards, with 8 bits at 16MHz are quite limited for sound processing, but the Auduino code, a ‘lo-fi granular synthesizer’, does generate an interesting sound. I combined this with a 4-step sequencer to produce some loops. Each red pot controls the pitch of its step (pentatonic scale). As the Arduino UNO only… More …

Made at DSL: WiFi lantern with RGB strip

Made at DSL: WiFi lantern with RGB strip

Inspired by the RGB LED ceiling lights at DSL, i made a lantern based on the same ESP8266 chip, but using the Arduino IDE to program it. I used the original ESP-01 package which has only a few GPIO pins available but enough for this application. The only other component is a voltage regulator that… More …

Phone Security – HackJam 2016-09-06

Phone Security – HackJam 2016-09-06

Tonight we had the visit of Karsten Nohl from teh German company: Security Research Labs. He presented his work, some of his latest research on a few security issues with mobile communications. Karsten informed us on the SS7 protocol which is an exchange protocol that all mobile communication providers are using to talk to each… More …

Hack your Lantern with Laser #1

Hack your Lantern with Laser #1

The Mid-Autumn Festival must be coming up when mooncakes and lantern specials are all around us. Let’s hack the traditional inspiration by re-imagining the handmade lantern with lasers and LEDs!   Workshop Dates: Sunday, Sep-04 1-3pm Sunday, Sep-11 10-12pm Sunday, Sep-11 1-3pm At this workshop, the children and their parents will hack the traditional Mid-Autumn… More …

Good things to come in the next few weeks

Good things to come in the next few weeks

In the coming weeks, the members at Dim Sum Labs will make some workshop on the following subjects. We will post the exact time of these events on our social media platform: HackJam HK Facebook group Dim Sum Labs Facebook page Twitter MeetUp For the workshop, not in a chronological order: Kernel Worshop Let’s have… More …

HackJam 28th of June 2016 – Musicology & Politics

HackJam 28th of June 2016 – Musicology & Politics

Musicology Luca did present us the project he is working on, which is creating a music surrounding system during indoors sports activity. He use data flow coming from different sensors that he attached to his body to generate music on the fly with no delay, his body became the ‘conductor’. I would not get into… More …

Arduino Junior Workshop

Arduino Junior Workshop

Today was the last of the Arduino workshop for the juniors for this school year. Tomorrow they start their summer holidays time. For their last workshop, they review all they learned and constructed this Lady Bug (cut with the Laser Cutter in the space, decorated by each maker as they desired) controlled by 2 potentiometers… More …

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