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Archive for September, 2011

Musical Floppy Drives play Imperial March

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

via Laughing Squid.

Processing Classes with Krazydad

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

I’ll be teaching two Processing seminars at Crash Space, the hacker space in Culver City that I belong to. You can sign up for these classes in the Crash Space store. All proceeds from these classes will go towards Crash Space’s legal fund (they are seeking 501(c)3 status). Each class is 3 hours long, and […]

OMG Wheels!!!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I have a major obsession with circles, wheels and other round objects. Much of my experimental music and art is circular or spiral in form. I collect kaleidoscopes, pictures of crop circles. The list goes on. If I had to spend the rest of my life […]

Kagen Schaefer’s Pipe Organ Desk

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

This is undoubtedly the coolest wood working project I have ever seen. A wooden desk whose drawers emit pipe organ sounds ranging over an octave. Open the doors to play a particular melody, and a secret compartment opens. The password can be changed by turning wood screws on the wooden pneumatic logic board, shown below. […]

Muybridge Zoopraxiscope GIFs

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I needed some animations yesterday, so I downloaded a bunch of images of Zoopraxiscope discs by Eadweard Muybridge, and wrote a little Perl script that extracted out the images into separate PNG cels. After a little photoshop massaging to remove the backgrounds, and a little more ImageMagick, I now have 15 animated GIFs to play […]

Interactive Sudoku Beta

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

I’m currently working on an interactive Sudoku page (to be followed by other puzzles as well). If you’d like to play with a very early “beta” version of it, you’ll find it here. The page is designed to work in modern web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox 4+, IE 9+), and also works on iPads. A […]