Author Archives: Chuck Fletcher

Exciting tech from CES 2013

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Like any responsible geeks, we have been watching the streams for new stuff from CES, and we haven’t been disappointed. Here are just a few things that got us excited for great new tech in 2013:   Brookstone and Lilliputian to introduce

First MadSci Labs Class

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We held our first MadSci Labs internal class last Thursday: Introduction to physical computing with the Arduino. Fourteen or so creatives,  interactive motion developers and web developers spent a few hours learning all about the Arduino platform. Thanks to Michael

Multi Projector Installations – Perfection is pricey, but “pretty darn good” is affordable

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One of the coolest features of Euro RSCG New York’s MadSci Lab is its 30 foot projection wall. We started out naively enamored with the potential for a large screen display using commodity short throw projectors and a NVIDIA Surround

How to Record 3D in 3D

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The other day we were playing with our Labs new Passive LG 3D TV and our 3D video Camera (Sony HDR-T10) and I wondered “Can we record 3D in 3D?”. So we took a pair of Real3D glasses taken home

Lunch and Learn – Near Field Communications (AKA NFC) Wed, August 31

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To kick off our new MadSci Labs Lunch and Learn sessions, we are going to peer into the new world of Near Field Communications (NFC). NFC allows devices to communicate with “tags” or other NFC devices (like enabled smartphones) when

MadSci Labs on FWA TV

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FWA is now running live streaming content from award winning content creators and agencies. We had our first slot on Monday, and we used it to stream out shots of our precious Makerbot 3D printer. While FWA TV is very

Creating content for 3D TVs – Using Blender and Flash

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We have been experimenting with creating 3D content for our new 65″ LG Passive 3D TV. It’s easier than you might think.

3D TV turn around coming soon

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While 3DTV originally seemed to flop in the market place, things are starting to slowly heat up.

Getting Started with ROS – The Open Source Robot Operating System

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The MadSci Lab is the proud owner of a Bilibot Robot. It’s a relatively inexpensive robot platform that is pretty powerful because of some well chosen consumer hardware like an iRobot Roomba base and a Microsoft Kinect. And the Bilibot

Throwing out the baby with the bathwater – the shutdown of GoogleLabs

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I was disappointed to see that Google is shutting down GoogleLabs, but not surprised.