Return of the Pizza Day

We’re back! In celebration, I’ll be making a few posts about stuff we did over the break.

Arduino 16 Step Sequncer
Many of our projects came out of the greatness of the Arduino project. Essentially, the Arduino is a magical little board that combines aspects of circuitry and computer programming. The result is rather amazing- we couldn’t find anything that we couldn’t do with it! Secoya and I decided on making a rudimentary sequencer with the Arduino, which despite being a bit twitchy and resembling an IED, works rather well!

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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 it’s hands on.
Check it out here.
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Return of the Microcomposer Day

A while back a blogged about the Roland MC-300, which is a hardware sequencer. I decided to revisit it, and made a much improved video on it. Including a poorly executed multi-cam setup!
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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 make circuitry/projects a lot easier. For more info- click here, and here

On Adafruit, they have a bunch of useful electronic parts and projects, and recently, I noticed they have these, touch pads that were used in the Nintendo DS! So instead of buying one, I decided to take apart my old (dead) DS and spare it’s touch pad and two screens…

Then, an idea struck- What if were to use an Arduino to produce varying frequencies in different waveforms, and control it with the touch pad, thus having an Arduino KAOSSillator DIY NDS Clone!

So, it was on- I ordered the parts (including an Arduino and touch pad breakout board), and they should be arriving friday…

So until I get these parts and start to work on this project, I bid you a happy thursday morning (I actually should be in bed, it’s ~12:46am…)!

Happy Project Building/killing Modding,


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Bells, Whistles, and Alarm Clocks Day

I’ve had this alarm clock since the beginning of the year, and the concept is interesting enough… Alarm goes off, solve a simple mathematics problem. The main flaw in this is that you can’t see what you’re doing, so mainly I just pry the batteries out with a screwdriver until it stops beeping.
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Black Holes and Abominations day 3

Hello Dear Readers! I thought i would try something Different today! leave a comment describing what YOU think these circuits are! happy hunting, and good luck figuring out what the heck i made!

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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 hear playing is a Theremin. You typically hear them in old sci-fi movies from the ’40s and ’50s, such as “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.

So you may be asking, what is a Theremin? Well, it was the first electronic instrument ever invented- Invented by León Theremin of Russia, and it’s basically a box with one or two antennas on it. The closer you get your hand to one of the antennas, the higher the pitch it produces! And for those Theremins that have two Antennae, the other antenna controls volume.

A common Theremin, similar design to the Moog Etherwave.

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