Here are a few resources that might come in handy when you’re making projects:
First, sign up for the ITP 2012 Summer Camp E-mail list here. If you have ideas for projects, further questions about resources, or ideas for sessions this is a good place to start.
Here’s a link to information about the Laser Cutter, including a template file, and a quick tutorial on how to set up your file. Ask the shop staff person on duty for help lasercutting once your file is ready. Also, be sure to schedule time for laser cutting on the Laser Cutter Sign Up document.
Here is a helpful tool where you input your dimensions and it gives you a ready-to-cut box file!
Dan O’Sullivan’s Computational Cameras class has a wiki with a lot of useful code for camera vision.
Marianne Petit’s Communications Lab website has some useful information on video and sound production.
A handy guide to using the Samson H4 Zoom Recorder (Field Audio Recorder)
Information on the various microphones available in the ER
A guide to using the Panasonic AG-HMC40P HD Cameras
Notes from Jesse Spielman’s vim session: vimNotes.zip
For 3D printing, we have a MakerBot Replicator on the floor in the J-Room. You also have access to 3D printing services from AMS:
Introducing the new Objet Connex500 3D Printer: The AMS Rapid Prototyping Service has added the new Objet Connex500 printer to our 3D print technologysuite. The Objet Connex500 ist he only photopolymer-based 3D rapid prototyping printer available, with the capability of on-the-fly multi-material printing in a single print job. The Connex500 is additionally capable of printing functional assembled objects right out of the print bed.
Upgrade of the Z Corporation ZPrinter 650 3D Printer: AMS has upgraded tothe new ZPrinter 650 composite powder and binder printer. This printer uses an ink-jet basedprocess, building printed parts by depositing powder and binder, layer-by-layer, and is the fastest and most affordable 3D printer offered in the AMS Rapid Prototyping Service. The ZPrinter 650 offers several feature upgrades including five print heads with a dedicated black binder, improvedcolor resolution, print resolution and build size.
The video archive for streamed classes can be found here.
Buying Components and Parts:
Sparkfun – ITP-friendly electronics components
Adafruit – Tutorials and parts
McMaster-Carr - All things hardware. Since they’re located in NJ, you can order ground shipping and it usually arrives the next day.
Canal Plastics – If you need acrylic sheets for the laser cutter, they’re down on Canal Street, closed on Sundays.
Prince Lumber – If you need more options than Home Depot offers, Prince has a large selection of lumber.
Home Depot – located on 23rd St, between 5th and 6th Ave.
Radioshack – They carry some electronics components and are located up the street on Broadway at 10th St.
Buying Software and Hardware Locally:
NYU Computer Bookstore – Corner of Greene and Washington (right around the corner from ITP):
(To see pricing guides use Rob’s NetID if you don’t have one – rr69)
- Arduinos, starter kits, motors, Xbees, etc….
- They are also the best local source for tech books and tutorial books like Making Things Talk, Making Things See, Making Things Move, Processing, etc.
- Discounted software (Final Cut, Avid, ProTools, etc…)
- Discounted hardware (iPads, iPods, Apple computers, Dell/Lenovo Laptops, printers, cables, etc…)
- Neat bags, cases and accessories
- Hours: 9AM-11PM
- Off-Floor Checkouts are 24 Hours
- On-Floor Checkouts are due back to the ER by 10:45PM
- Production Laptops are On-Floor only – they have all the software you’d need (Final Cut 7/10, Adobe CS5.5, After Effects, MadMapper, Max 6, ProTools, etc)
- You should use your own AA batteries, SD cards, CF Cards in equipment that requires it* (we do try to keep some of each in stock to help you out in a pinch)
- Stop by the ER for a full list of what’s there – it’s requires NYU Login to view
- Rob Ryan – Technical Operations Manager (manages the people, equipment and space resources) – email@example.com
- Marlon Evans – Senior Lab / Equipment Technician – firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Duane – Shop Supervisor – email@example.com
- Ahmad Arshad – Web Admin – firstname.lastname@example.org