In this video I describe the current version of MuVisu, a program I’ve made to help learning musical instruments. It is insprired by interactive music games like Guitar Hero, Rock Band or Rocksmith. It’s focused on an universal approach of high customizabillity to make it usable for a wide scope of musical instruments as well as different learning-settings and -goals.
The project is hosted here: https://github.com/Piesi/MuviTools/
PCB-milling is an interesting alternative to the traditional PCB-etching method, because it doesn’t involve chemicals and the mill can also be used to drill the holes an cut out the board. I think i t’s also faster (never did etching). On the downside, the process is not easy to handle and it’s hard to level the surface of the PCB precisely to get a consistant quality of the traces. I haven’t enough practise to tell how fast the tool wears out and how the costs add up compared to the traditional etching method. But I finally managed to get nice results from PCB-milling and like to share the setup with you by describing the toolchain I used. The tools are all open source, by the way:)
Continue reading My PCB-Milling-Toolchain
“Science in your hand. A pocket-sized instrument capable of visualizing and exploring the world around you.”
A wonderful talk about smart materials and the maker culture.
I think it contains lots of well nailed statements.
“…There was a time when we understood how things work and how they were made, so we could build and repair them… Many of these do it yourself practises were lost during the second half of the 20th century. But know the maker community and the open source model are bringing this kind of knowledge about how things work and what they’re made of back into our lives…”
Here is a new Techtar video showing some examples of the squencer-module modulating the Kickup and a low pass filter. This time with comments:)
I’m working on a set of tools aimed to assist musical learning for quite a while. I call them MuviTools (Muvi = Music-Visualation), they are programmed in Pure Data. Today I’d like to show you the Conductor.
Continue reading MuViTools: Conductor
Today I’d like to talk about the Techtar’s Ampmod sound module which does
what I call “pitch dependent polyphonic amplitude modulation”.
I demonstrate it in this video:
Continue reading Techtar Diary#02
RepRap Magazine Issue#3 is out
The RepRapMagazine is a very valuable resource about 3d-Printing. I’m happy to see issue#3 is now available.
Today I want to start the documentation of my favourite project.
I’m on it for quite a while now and probably will be, as there
are still plenty of things to do.
I’m going to start with this short blog post and the video below,
to show you some sound examples and pictures of the Techtar.
Continue reading Techtar Diary#01
“slowmoVideo is an OpenSource program that creates slow-motion videos from your footage.
But it does not simply make your videos play at 0.01× speed. You can smoothly slow down and speed up your footage, optionally with motion blur.
Continue reading slowmoVideo