Author Archives: Secoyatree

Find Your Icons Crumbling Day

See that wound?  It’s where the shrieking things got me first. No, go on. Don’t be afraid. Continue; there is much blood to take. A well becoming a geyser. Today they shriek no more. Our humble fabric tent is safe … Continue reading

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Efficient Christmas light hallw(d)ay

Recently, the idea came about that in the main front-door hallway of my house, [my family] wanted to hang up some Christmas lights to replace the glaring overhead light. Problem: There isn’t an outlet in the hallway. (And it’d be inefficient to plug and … Continue reading

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Analog algebraic sinusoidal band-pass filter spectrum encoder-decoder day (a.k.a. Vocoder)

For this semester, Max and I plan on building a vocoder from scratch. A vocoder, put simply, is a device that filters an audio input (typically a microphone) in accordance to a second input (usually a keyboard). This is done … Continue reading

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To(Tayda)day

Have we gone over this? Probably not. Basic context: When electronic parts are needed for a project, you could either go to Radioshack (convenient but expensive), or order them from online (cheap but slower). For the longest time, Max and … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation (Day?)

“Language is the source of misunderstandings.” — Antoine de Saunt-Exupéry in The Little Prince Yeah, this site is the best. It takes an input phrase, translates it to a language, back to English, and continues with every language it can get … Continue reading

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Blossoming day of the Adafruit

Sorry for having not blogged in such a long while (I’m sure your life has been so incomplete without these posts…), but today, I celebrate Adafruit Industries, and to be more specific- the Arduino. The Arduino is a microcontroller board intended to … Continue reading

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (A.K.A. Theremin Day!)

You may not have heard of a Theremin, but for sure you have heard it in use… Say, for those of you who have an iPhone, go to your “Ringtones” folder and listen to the ringtone “Sci-Fi”– that instrument you … Continue reading

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