About this Workshop
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Using Firefly and the Firefly Shield in my Creative Process.
***Requires Arduino Kit – Specifications Below
Rhino 5.0 – Evaluation or SR3
If you haven’t already done so, please download the free trial-version of Rhino 5.0 (if you already purchased a licensed version, you can skip this). There are two versions (64-bit and 32-bit) but you are encouraged to use the 64-bit version if your system will support it.
Please make sure your copy of Rhino is using the latest service release (SR3) which can be downloaded here (http://blog.rhino3d.com/2013/04/rhino-5-sr3-released.html)
This is the latest version of Grasshopper. Note: this version will only work on Rhino 5.0 SR3. If you are upgrading from version 0.9.0014, you are encouraged to read this thread on the changes to the latest version (http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/grasshopper-0-9-0051-available-for-download).
This will be the main plugin we will be using to facilitate the communication between the Arduino microcontroller and Grasshopper. After you fill out the form, you will be able to download either the 64-bit installer or the 32-bit version. If you’re using Rhino 5.0 64-bit, then the Firefly installer will walk you through all the setup instructions (this is the recommended method). If you’re using the 32-bit version of Rhino 5.0 then you’ll need to do a little more manual work to install Firefly on your machine. Instructions on how to install the 32-bit version can be found here.
This is another addon for Grasshopper which enables a number of fantastic mesh editing tools. We may be using some of these tools for a few of the tutorials, so you are encouraged to have this installed on your machine. The installer should take care of everything for you.
AIA CEU Credits
Submission forms will be made available at the event.