Archive for September, 2009

Jackoon Cameo on abc 7 News

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Jackoon the “Jackson Pollock” painting robot, got a good 20 milliseconds of air time on abc news, lol =)

More Jackoon Cameos on the Daily News and WSJ

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Jackoon has a short blurb on the Daily News as well:

Jackoon the painting robot

He also made a cameo appearance at the end of this video.
He actually hit the camera with his paint brush and fell to the side =)
oops sorry Daily News!


And this is an other Video from the Wall Street Journal:

Jackoon in the New York Times Website.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

its not a big article but its the New York Times. I’m the fourth slide on the slide show next to the MIDI Tesla Coil, The electric motorcycle, One of the original Bits by IBM, MakerBot, 3D etch-a-sketch, and the automated pancake machine among a few. =)


Jackoon Paints at Gizmodo Gallery 2009

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Jackoon and Jackoon v.2

Don’t worry you are not seeing double, Jackoon the painting robot has a new friend! Jackoon v.2 is an other hacked toy with a robotic arm made from Jackoon’s blue print. Jackoon v.2 made its debut at The Gizmodo Gallery exhibit and a fine job he did.

Art bots

The two artbots teamed up to make the paintings of a few subjects including one of the king of all robots R2D2!

R2D2 by Jackoon and Jackoon v2

The robots used this image as a reference and painted the composition with gray, orange, yellow and black.

2/3 of the way into the painting, I made an outline of where R2D2 was located on the painting. You can see the subtle contour of r2′s body on the robotic painting. I was really happy with the resulting painting.

r2d2 by Jackkon pair

Also at the gallery where my favorite, the Tesla Coil!

Gizmodo, Starwars-Imperial March by Arcattack from Oscar G. Torres on Vimeo.

Climate Week NYC 2009

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Climate Week NYC 2009

The Climate Group is organizing a bunch of events revolving around sustainability, carbon emission, climate change and global warming to name a few.

To see a full schedule of the events go to the link below. Everyone should attend at least one of these events.

And if you can’t make it because you live in Australia, please feel free to watch a live stream of the event here:

Jackoon at Gizmodo Gallery Exhibit

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Jackoon-Art Robotica

Jackoon will be showing his painting skills at The Gizmodo Gallery Exhibit starting Tuesday (for Press) and Wednesday for the general public.

Gizmodo wrote an article about Art Robotica featuring Jackoon the painting robot. Jackoon is one of the first or many prototypes I made which managed to paint robot art by using a live video stram as reference or just a simple picture.

Gallery Hours and Special Events Open to the Public:

Wednesday, September 23 through Friday, September 25
12noon – 8pm
- Main Gallery
- Opening Day features Laser Etching (I think its around $20)

Friday, September 25
- Public Party, with prizes

Saturday, September 26
11am – 8pm
- Main Gallery

Saturday, September 26
9pm – Live DJ set by Music Director Jason Bentley, KCRW, 100% independently funded radio station

Sunday, September 27
11am – 6pm
- Main Gallery

Groupe Gallery
267 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012

Fashion Camp at ITP

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Today is the first gathering of Fashion Camp at ITP in 2009. There was a good turn out at the event, composed of designers, electronic geeks and people interested in fashion. This is definitely not at the level of Bryant Park yet. But this is going to get main stream sooner than later.

I went to a workshop titled “Soft Circuits” by Alicia Gibbs who got Bug Labs to sponsor some electronics to make a cool LED wearable circuit. This is the one I made with the help of Diana Eng:

This is a fish made by Becky Stern:

This is Becky Stern Talking about circuits:

This is an image of a fashion show of wearable technologies after lunch.

More info about ITP:

calendar of events:

Today is September 9, 2009

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Today is September 9, 2009, or 9/9/09
And I figured I’d make a blog post at 9:09 am =)

this is What Yahoo said about 9^3


telegraph in the uk

The Helios Power Tree in ME Design Mag.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Me Design Magazine wrote an article titled TREE POWERED on their web site under the Talent section. =)

Check it out!