Electronics

Simple laser harp/light detection switch

January 6, 2010

I recently revisited some of my early laser harp work and thought it worth making a posting of the original beam detection circuit. This is an active low comparator circuit and the output line can be hooked directly into an Arduino. Shine the laser/light onto the Light Dependent Resistor and turn the 100K potentiometer until […]

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…an ILDA compliant Laser Harp controller

December 15, 2009

I’ve been working away for the last month or so on developing a laser harp controller that could hook into an existing stage lighting rig. This project was for Victoria Hesketh or “Little Boots” as she is known in the UK. If you already own an ILDA compatible projector and are looking to add MIDI […]

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Hey, I was on TV…

December 10, 2009

…and I missed it. I just stumbled across this last night, I remember giving the interview, but forgot to watch it… I’m sandwiched between the robotic giraffe and the cupcake bicycle at about 1:49 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7mcd1_attack-of-the-show-maker-faire_videogames Oooh I’m all sweaty.

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Using different MIDI event types with the WiiMote Theremin

December 9, 2009

I recently was asked if it were possible to output continuous controller data from the WiiMote Theremin device I created here This should be pretty simple as the Toub.Sound.Midi library supports CC data just like the Note On/Off. If you open up the source code in Visual Studio Express C# – you should be able […]

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Bedini Monopole Motor – now finally spinning

December 7, 2009

I’ve had the parts to build one of these on my shelf for over a year – I thought it was about time I dusted them off and actually put the thing together. I first tried it with some small ceramic magnets attached to a hard-drive platter. But this only put out about 7-10mV – […]

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Bedini Motor

December 5, 2009

I’ve had the parts to build a Bedini mono-pole motor for a while. I just hooked up everything this morning, but so far I can’t get it to spin…

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The PAiA Vocoder

August 16, 2009

I just completed testing on my build of the PAiA Vocoder kit. This was a tough one, and officially I’m not done yet, as I have to get the noise reduction mod fitted and working. Here’s a video that explains a good testing strategy once completed… …and here’s a video that demonstrates what the Vocoder […]

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Test patch for the PAiA 9700s synth

August 3, 2009

After I finished the 9700 I was looking for a way to test it as a whole. The one thing missing from the PAiA website was a test patch with a sound file, so that you can check to see if all the bits are doing what they should. I think that my synth is […]

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Jean Michel Jarre, back on tour…

June 2, 2009

Looks like Jarre’s currently playing throughout Europe as the start of his world tour. Initial pictures indicate that he’s dropped the “keyboard” style laser harp and gone back to a vertical orientation. That means the power has to be cranked up again, and it’s back on with the oven gloves. Looks like he might have […]

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Test Drive of the Daleks

May 25, 2009

Finally got the bugs out of the system… I now officially declare this project over. Time to work on something new…

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