Capacitor

The main theme of the Capacitor weblog is open hardware, opening up machines, building from scratch, prototyping with open platforms and tinkering. Through amongst others interviews with developers, bricoleurs, engineers and hobbyists Capacitor dips its toe into the water of the open hardware sea which is out there.

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Workshop · 2013

Flossie 2013

Flossie 2013 brings together FLOSS women developers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policy-makers, digital artists and social innovators for an exciting mix of talks, spontaneous discussions and (...)
2013

Open Hardware / Libre Softwear

A workshop mixing textile design with digital culture and tools (Floss in soft-and hardware). We will use a hacked knitting machine (Knitic). When you connect the machine with a computer, it (...)
Demonstration · 2013

D.I.Y (DO IT YOURSELF) DAY FESTIVAL

A day of creativity and entertainment with DIY workshops, exhibition, DIY cinema, kidzone.. Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe will show an interactive installation, with open hardware & (...)

Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software. This event is organised by the Brussels Hackerspaces (UrLab & Hsbxl). Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe (...)
Workshop · 2012

Interactive textile

Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe was invited to organise a short workshop in the DSGNRMRKT in Genk. Come and learn the basics of textile and electronics, start with adding some light! For (...)
Workshop · Meeting · 2012

Court Circuit Court: Social fabrics: on protocols, textile and salutations

Short Circuit / Short Process is the first edition of PiNG’s Summer Lab. Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe will host an atelier on salutations and greeting rituals. Make textile sensors that (...)

The Kissing Protocol at the Domestic Science Workshop Recyclart

Kissing Protocol at the Domestic Science Workshop Recyclart Domestic Science Workshop is a temporary open craft studio at Recyclart where ’Recipes For Disaster’ are developed, tested and sold to (...)

About Tools, an exercise at Ladyfest

What tools do you use in your artistic practice, where do they come from, how were they made? Are they digital or physical? Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe does a small intervention on this (...)
Workshop · 2011

Przetwory 6: Media lab workshop

This weekend will be an introduction into textile and electronics. We will look at the integration of sensors and soft buttons into sewn and knitted projects. We will include a small (...)
Encounter · 2011

On visual arts and (free) licenses.

With Hisk students, we delve into art history and look at image quotes, sampling, intertextuality. We will analyse a few cases on works of art and licenses.

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2016-04-12 17:34:51

Objects in Common Worksession – RAW and unprocessed

In collaboration with Medialab Prado Constant organised the worksession ’Objects in Common’ as the final event in a series that started in 2015 with ’Funcionamientos: Objects in Common and Diverse Bodies’ followed by ’Interactivos? Material Cultures in the digital age’ and ’Grigri Pixel: makers and (...)

2016-04-12 15:34:51

Objects in Common Worksession – RAW and unprocessed

In collaboration with Medialab Prado Constant organised the worksession ’Objects in Common’ as the final event in a series that started in 2015 with ’Funcionamientos: Objects in Common and Diverse Bodies’ followed by ’Interactivos? Material Cultures in the digital age’ and ’Grigri Pixel: makers and (...)

2015-11-21 12:20:14

Call for collaborators – Interactivos 15 – Material Cultures in the Digital Age.

Call to collaborate in the project workshop Interactivos?’15: Material Cultures in the Digital Age, that will be carried out from December 2 to 16, 2015. Collaborators will participate in the production of the selected projects. The workshop is complete with a series of conferences and meetings (...)

2015-11-21 12:16:51

Constant, Interactivos & more on Rtve, Radio 3, Spanish national radio

On the 2nd of December, Interactivos starts in Medialab Prado in Madrid, on the topic of “Objects in Common”. Six projects were selected and they will work intensely on their subject/object matter for two weeks. A small interview was done on the topic of these Objects in Common and more on (...)

2015-11-21 11:20:14

Call for collaborators – Interactivos 15 – Material Cultures in the Digital Age.

Call to collaborate in the project workshop Interactivos?’15: Material Cultures in the Digital Age, that will be carried out from December 2 to 16, 2015. Collaborators will participate in the production of the selected projects. The workshop is complete with a series of conferences and meetings (...)

2015-11-21 11:16:51

Constant, Interactivos & more on Rtve, Radio 3, Spanish national radio

On the 2nd of December, Interactivos starts in Medialab Prado in Madrid, on the topic of “Objects in Common”. Six projects were selected and they will work intensely on their subject/object matter for two weeks. A small interview was done on the topic of these Objects in Common and more on (...)

2015-09-17 13:21:28

Diverted Objects

Invited by Constant, on Saturday the 12/09/2015 LibreObjet organized a workshop in their atelier, with the central idea of the fork. There were three times two hours of making lamps. Ingredients per person or design team: – 3 meter of white cable – one broomstick – two 220 lamp sockets – one white (...)

2015-09-17 11:21:28

Diverted Objects

Invited by Constant, on Saturday the 12/09/2015 LibreObjet organized a workshop in their atelier, with the central idea of the fork. There were three times two hours of making lamps. Ingredients per person or design team: – 3 meter of white cable – one broomstick – two 220 lamp sockets – one white (...)

2015-05-01 12:39:25

Etching Pcb’s with Vinegar & Peroxide

When you want to make a printed circuit on a small scale, there are several methods to do this. One involves specific chemicals, which are not so great. In these tutorials, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is used, which should be more environmentally friendly. With a laserprinter you print your (...)

2015-05-01 10:39:25

Etching Pcb’s with Vinegar & Peroxide

When you want to make a printed circuit on a small scale, there are several methods to do this. One involves specific chemicals, which are not so great. In these tutorials, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is used, which should be more environmentally friendly. With a laserprinter you print your (...)