I'MM_ Medialab (HR) DIY open lab

+ Bicikloscilator Baltazar + Machine Friendly Hack + Vakumirko, 2012

Bicikloscilator BALTAZAR is an electronic musical instrument composed of the front wheels of bicycles. Via an electronic circuit that controls the signals from the wheels, each individual wheel is connected with speakers. The electronic circuit through which the instrument functions uses several Arduino micro-controllers, oscillators and signal amplifiers. When each wheel is turned, a specific sound is produced from this wheel, depending on the speed and direction of the revolutions. The number of wheels enables the participation of several persons in order to create an electronic bicycle orchestra. The installation also enables a MIDI version with 6-tone polyphony, enabling effects to be modified.

project leader: Ivan Jovanovac
team members: Ana Horvat, Deborah Hustić, Ivo Korečić, Damir Prizmić
technical advisers: Igor Brkić, Ivan Marušić Klif, Bruno Blažinč

Machine Friendly Hack deals with the hacking of old printers, scanners and hard discs and converting them into new, functional DIY and DIWO machines. Within the project, printers and scanners that have been turned into a CNC machine (work-inprogress) will be shown, as well as a scanner as UV lantern, scanner as daguerreotype camera, scanner and printer as music box, DNA printer and so on. The project includes an exhibition demonstration of works with the help of members of the I’MM_ lab, a lecture from Davor Jadrijević Emard and a presentation of the whole working process archived on specialised networking services: Vimeo, Flickr, wikidot.

project leader: Davor Jadrijević Emard
team members: Hrvoje Čop, Bruno Blažinč, Gjino Šutić, Damir Prizmić, Deborah Hustić, Vana Gaćina, Maja Kalogera, Luka Juras, Tin Dožić, Hrvoje Spudić, Ana Dumbović, Luana
Lojić, Danijel Vilenica, Ivo Korečić, Andro Giunio, Ksenija Ladić, Matija Vojvodić

Vakumirko − Vacuum Machins is a DIY variation of a machine for thermal shaping by vacuuming. Vakumirko is the I'MM_ tool meant for the making of temporary housings, masks, costumes or moulds for casting other materials (latex, for example). Although it’s a low-tech production, the results, economy and speed achieved in replicating often exceed other contemporary techniques like 3D printing and CNC. Such machines can be used as an ideal way for making moulds. Vakumirko consists of a closed box with an outlet onto a vacuum cleaner, a heater for warming the plastic, a frame and a vacuum cleaner. The way it is used: first of all a model of the object the external form of which you want to replicate is made, and then it is put in the box. Thin plastic stretched over a frame is warmed with a heater. The vacuum cleaner is switched on and the warmed plastic is placed over the model of the object. The low pressure sucks out the air and the plastic adheres to the outline of the model and the box. After a few seconds, the plastic is formed, ready for cutting and further treatment.

project leader and working: Damir Prizmić,
3D print of parts: Bruno Blažinč
technical adviser: Davor Jadrijević Emard

I'MM_ Medialab (HR)

I’MM_ Media lab was founded in June 2011 in Zagreb as part of the programme Culture of Change in the Student Centre. I’MM_ consists of three platforms: a) a hacklab − workshop; b) open weekend workshops with local and international lecturers/hackers/artists and c) a media lab (theory, curatorial practice, lectures by international experts / speakers in the area of intermedia arts). The I’MM_ project has rapidly become recognised as a must on the domestic and international scene, the objectives of it being the strengthening of artistic and curatorial praxes and the opening of programmes for the education of the population at large, enabling a greater number of multilayered cooperative ventures and coproductions among the participants themselves following the concepts of open source hardware, shareable and crowdsourcing. I’MM_ organises workshops for young and old, professionals and enthusiasts, artists and scientists, hackers and designers, engineers and architects. The objective here is to create new realities of intermedia and new media practices, in line with world trends such as DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO (do-it-with-others), hacking and inter-leafing of high technology with lowtech. I’MM_ is composed of several sections: hands-on electronics, biohacking, audio section, art section (visual art, installations, net art, intermedia art, new media art), VJing, 3D printing, Balkan rocketry, robotics and wearable technology.

Workshops: Artduino presents you with Arduino, Hackteria DIY biolab, Theremin, Basics of Electronics, Neanderthal electronics – Sound Box, Electronic Creatures – Solar Robotics, DIY Arduino − Arduino from Scratch, 3D printing − Ultimaker, Digital botanics, Agar is the Media, Arduino Programming, BioHacking Vs. BioPunk, Electronic Miniatures and so on. Festivals: Velesajam kulture, Kiblix & MFRU, Pedalafest, Eclectic Tech Carnival, Ganz Novi Festival, EEII, Free Festival, HomeMade, Device_art 4.012 ...

Concerts of Messy Oscillators: as guests of Cirkulacija 2 in the Mochvara Gallery, June, 2012; Greta Gallery, June, 2012; Ganz Novi Festival, September, 2012; Device_art 4.012, October, 2012; performance as support act for Tides from Nebula (Poland), Man Zero (Croatia) in Mochvara Club, November, 2012; performance with Marc Dusseiller Dusjagr @ Velesajam kulture (Fair of Culture), December, 2012, Club SC.

Hrvoje Spudić studies architecture and is into DIY electronics and photography. He is one of the technical advisers of I’MM_ Media lab Culture of Change at the SC. He takes part with his works at exhibitions, concerts and presentations of I’MM_ lab, and with his Scanner Camera work took part, as I’MM member, in Device_art 4.012.