[KwartzLab] Felt Lab Tour: Monday July 11 at 6:30 pm
doug at moens.org
Tue Jun 5 14:47:03 EDT 2012
I've arranged a tour of the Felt Lab on Monday July 11 at 6:30 pm.
I hope the time works for most people. Agnes asked for a weekday.
Chris wants "late afternoon", but I don't want it too early, because I
figure many people are going to be at work during standard work hours.
So I'm suggesting 6:30 pm.
Christopher wants to play with the toys, so I've arranged that (see below).
This will mostly be a talk and a tour, so that we can figure out where
our mutual interests lie, and how the two labs can work together.
There will be opportunities to play with a subset of the equipment,
and expanded opportunities at later visits.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jennifer Janik <jenjanik at gmail.com>
Date: 5 June 2012 12:34
Subject: Re: Felt Lab tour and initial contat
To: doug moen <doug at moens.org>, bod at kwartzlab.ca
Cc: David Goodwin <dgoodwin at uwaterloo.ca>
We are currently working on documentation of the capabilities and "how
to" documentation for all the equipment in our lab. We're not quite
ready to be able to support working with all the pieces of the
equipment, however, there are some things you can work with easily.
Next week, I could accommodate a visit/tour either Monday or Tuesday,
afternoon or evening - June 11 or 12. The week after that is also
wide open and we should have better documentation by then.
In terms of equipment you can play with before I have documentation, we have
GestureTek Cube (you can bring images or flash programs and we can
load them up and play with the effects).
Christie Digital MicroTiles - Essentially they are like a monitor so
we could connect them as a display to whatever you have. Our wall is
a 4x6 array of tiles so it's quite large and you can display large
We might be able to add the Kinect Camera with the MicroTile wall if
you want to experiment with any Kinect Hacks.
I could also provide a list of equipment we have and if you want to
explore them further we can talk about arranging that as well.
Let me know what you'd like to do. Perhaps a tour and talk might be a
On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM, David Goodwin <dgoodwin at uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> Hi Doug:
> Good to make contact. I believe you know, Jennifer Janik, our REAP/Felt integration expert.
> Because you'd like to have direct access to the equipment, I'll need to loop you in with Jennifer, who is currently working with engineering students to make the infrastructure accessible to others.
> Jennifer, can you let Doug know what might be involved in visiting the lab and when we might be ready to prepare the lab for access?
> Thanks for following up,
> On 01/06/2012 4:59 PM, doug moen wrote:
>> Dr Goodwin. I've canvassed the members, and there are about 10 of us
>> who would like to visit the Felt Lab. One person has requested a
>> weekday, and other person would like to make sure that we can play
>> with the equipment, and not merely look at it.
>> You suggested next week. Tuesday is bad, it's our open house. What
>> other days are available, and what time should we come?
>> Thanks for the invitation,
>> Doug Moen.
>> On 31 May 2012 11:10, Robert Gissing<robert.gissing at primal.com> wrote:
>>> I met and had a great chat with Dr David Goodwin, he is involved with a
>>> makerspace like setup called the Felt Lab and would like to give us and
>>> interested members a tour of their facility. They work in User Interfaces
>>> and have industry support to help innovators come up with new ways to work
>>> with graphics. I have included him in this email thread so Doug Moen or
>>> Darcy could get in touch with him regarding a meetup. He is really
>>> excited about what we do.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: David Goodwin [mailto:dgoodwin at uwaterloo.ca]
>>> Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 12:45 PM
>>> To: robert.gissing at primal.com
>>> Subject: tour of Felt
>>> Greetings Gus:
>>> Good to meet with you last week about the Quartz Lab and to open up
>>> discussions about possible points of intersection with REAP and the Felt
>>> You can learn more about us at: http://www.reapwaterloo.ca/
>>> I was wondering if you and a few members of your team might be interested
>>> in an after hours tour next week sometime?
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