Sunday, May 31, 2015

Building a Theremin using an Arduino for all of $40

We had an excellent workshop in May on the Arduino Uno and used it to build a Theremin !!  Our very own Sushma Rao (represented CodeChix at Grace Hopper 2014 for her OpenCL talk with Sthiti Deka) organized this event.  And it was a crowd pleaser for sure.  We had many requests for encores.

We sold-out all tickets, prepared all the hardware, software and Smitha Pisupati instructed students ranging from experienced software and hardware engineers to complete newbies to 10-year olds who attended the workshop.

And everyone had a functional Theremin by the end of the 3.5 hour workshop !

Check out the photos and video:

Patience pays off - 501(c)3 Independent status

Well, CodeChix is now an independent 501(c)3 educational non-profit !!

I got the paperwork from the IRS earlier this year and then, well, life happened.   And everything took a back seat till I got my job, health and responsibilities sorted and am just now beginning to get back to an even keel (so-to-speak).

O'Reilly and CodeChix are partners this year - they are really great!