Monday, August 22, 2011

Thank you for a fabulous KulturSYDhavn!

We had a great time doing Remixing the Physical (3 weeks of workshops) and KulturSYDhavn! Thank you to everyone who visited the barge and participated in all the weeks of workshops and fun that we had.

Here's a short video recapping some of the fun!

Hope to see you onboard illutron soon...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hyrdophone Workshop Friday: 17-20, Saturday 13-16

Hydrophone is an underwater microphone. You can hear fish talk, boats from 400m distance, whales singing or whatever sounds underwater.

In practical the hydrophone is a piezo transducer with a preamp inside a waterproof case with a little air gap. The cases we are using are just everyday tupperware - waterproof boxes, or tobacco boxes, etc.

On friday at 17:00 we will build a preamp. This is all simple
soldering - if you haven't soldered before - you will learn it now!

After that we will close the box, and have some tests. Saturday is an
extra day in case we are not ready on friday.

What will you need:

- a waterproof case, such as a metal box, stiff plastic box, etc.
Something that doesn't break and is possible to close.
- bring soldering tools if you have
- cables as long ones as you want the hydrophone to dive
- 50-200 kr for cables and little electronics (will be more exact sum closer the weekend)

What you won't need:

- any previous experience in technics or soldering

Workshop runs on friday 5.8. 17-20
Saturday 6.8. 13-16

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fire for Africa! (illutron partners with BetterNow)

You want fire, kids need food. illutron, in partnership with Magic Mama has the solution: donate to get fire! During the entire weekend of KulturSYDhavn you can donate and get the opportunity to set off our fire cannon! For every massive fire explosion, more and more children in Africa will get much needed food. You can donate here: and print your receipt (or show us it on your phone) and we'll give you the big red 'fire' button to press!

Magic Mama is a creative and open minded collective in Copenhagen's inner city who make many cultural events.

Ildkanon skaffer mad til de sultende i Afrika.
Kollektivet Magic Mama står sammen med illutron bag en indsamling til fordel for de sultende på Afrikas Horn. Besøgende kan donere 100 kr. og derved få lov at trykke en kæmpe ildkanon af. På den måde får du ild og børn i Afrika får mad!

Du kan sikre din ret til at fyre ildkanonen af ved at donere på dette link:

Print din kvittering og medbring den til arrangementet. Magic Mama er et kreativt og frisindet kollektiv i Indre By, der bl.a. arrangerer forskellige kulturelle arrangementer.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

What's happening next weekend...

During KulturYhavn, we'll have a lot going on onboard illutron. Much of it will be ongoing projects as people geek away on their creations, and some will be finished projects being shown off, and some will be workshops where you can join in and try something new!

Some of the installations include (in Danish below):

- Giant firecannon making huge fire balls in the sky
- SOS: Self Operational System (Self propelling/directional boat that navigates via gps)
- The Complexicator (A tiny noise machine)
- Propane Photo Booth - need we say more?
- Scraper Bike - A persistance of vision pimped bike with synthesizer
- The Grey Whale - a water cannon hidden in the water
- 1 ton industrial robot who wants to play with you
- Ears under water - Hydrophones - underwater microphones
- Biometric Social Interaction - come and play with your bio-signals (heart rate and galvanic skin response)
- Guided tours aboard illutron discussing the history of the ship and of the art collective
- The Marble Track from Denmarks first DIY-Laboratory, Labitat
- And...of course, many more...

- Kæmpe ildkanon der laver store ildkugler i luften
- SOS: Self Operational System (Selvstændig båd, der navigerer via gps)
-The Complexicator (En lille noise maskine)
- Propane photo booth (Smartphone, der bruger en ildkanon som flash, når den tager billeder).
- Scraper Bike (POV pimped version af en scraper bike med synthesizer effekter i sæde og stel)
- The grey whale (Springvand, der skyder vandstråler højt i vejret)
- Robot (1 tons tung pensioneret industrirobot bygget om til en CNC maskine)
- Ører under vand: Hydrofoner (undervandsmikrofoner)
- Biometric Social Interaction, udforsk kroppens biologiske signaler
- Rundvisning på skibet hvor man lære om historie om skibet og illutron
- “Marbletrack”: En store maskin af Danmarks første åbne Gør-Det-Selv laboratorium, Labitat
- Og mange flere...

A sneak peak of the Marble Track:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Free boats during KulturSYDhavn!

As part of our collaboration with Kulturhavn there will be a free boat to/from Islands Brygge and Teglholmen every second hour with following schedule:

.00 Nyhavn

.10 Marriott

.15 Islands Brygge

.25 Fisketorvet

.50 Teglholmen

.15 Islands Brygge

.25 Fisketorvet

.40 Nyhavn

KulturSYDhavn in T-12 Days!

We're getting ready! Workshops have been happening onboard illutron and people are organized into the 'illutron elements': Fire, Sound, Light, Water, Robots and Rockets!

This past weekend we had a workshop making "Noise Machines" experimenting with open-source and the resulting project is our first completed project for KulturSYDhavn this year: The Complexicator!
You can also see some of the great projects made at the mobile inside out workshop here:

And of course - robots galore, here's our first running robot of the summer:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Remixing the Physical - KulturSYDhavn 2011

KulturSYDhavn 2011 is rapidly approaching and illutron is teaming up with creative people and groups from all over Denmark, Sweden and neighboring countries to create a fantastic Geek Summer Camp! From 15. July to 4. August illutron will host the summer camp, inviting people to create intriguing interactive exhibits and on the 5, 6, and 7 of August, we'll open up the illutron barge to the public, showcasing the works done in this period. More information coming soon!