Events

re: Memory workshop

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Learn about Backyard Brain’s Heart and Brain Spiker Shield! See it in action! Workshop led by Carleen Mae Subasap, UAB Neurology student. re:Memory is an interactive performance bridging art and science. Using the research of memory storage, nostalgic sensory stimulation paired with live biofeedback, and experimental theater, explore how memory works in the mind and […]

Electronics

Class – Introduction to Arduino

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Image of lighted diodes and connector wires on an electronics breadboard.

This class is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. You’ll put together basic single component electrical circuits, learn about analog and digital, input and output, basic programming concepts, practice very basic Serial communication, […]

Birmingham

A visit to the Sons of Vulcan

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I visited the (Daughters and*) Sons of Vulcan for the first time with five other Red Mountain Makers members on a Thursday evening twelve days ago. I had _no_idea_ that there was a foundry¬†complex so close to our location in Woodlawn. It’s all of 200 yards around the corner and up a block – at […]

Projects

A transparent LED light display system for the holidays!

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One of our members, James Nylen, created this see-through LED light display for his apartment living room window. James said “About 20 LED chips, an Arduino, and a computer power supply gave their lives for this project, but it works now. In the process, I learned that a wrist strap helps ground static electricity.” Video:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr941MUH0uM […]