Where: ADX, 417 SE 11th, Portland
When: Sunday, November 27 -- 1-5pm
Portland Synth Meet is a gathering for audio synthesizer enthusiasts. It's a chance for makers and collectors to show off their gear, share notes and make sounds. Synths of all kinds will be represented including modular and desktop synths, drum machines, circuit bent instruments and algorithmic one-liners. Anything that can synthesize or manipulate sound is welcome. Bring your own speakers and power strips. Local synth makers will offer demos at the top of every hour.
My ongoing effort to learn Final Cut Pro X......
Disclaimer: This is what I’ve found that works, but it could definitely use some streamlining. If you have anything to add/change, please let me know and/or post accordingly.
Big thanks to Scott Dixon from DB and Seamus from ADX for helping to make this happen!
Laen's extra SMT adaptors are mighty handy....
First to resolve the primary issue from my last post: It turns out that, while 16 MHz operation of a dorkboard on 3.3v is outside the spec'd window, it still works. :) Lesson: When in doubt, try it! Worry about fixing it if it doesn't work.
Next problem: odd data.
This is a natural extension of the Exquisite Corpse form of drawing/painting/writing/film into electromechanical form.
1 piece. 12 collaborators. 12 months.
The schedule is now full.
I just got back from the Occupation area in the park on the river-side of the court house. There are 200 to 300 people there, spirits are good.
I asked what were the most immediate needs of O.P.
They are also trying to make (or get) a human-powered bicycle-generator to re-charge batteries of cell phones, etc. If anyone happens to have such a thing, they could really use it!
Doing revolutionary things with electricity...
I was recently accepted into the DorkbotPDX gallery installation at Styloid Process entitled "Connection & Suspension" with my first electronic art piece called "Conversation Piece". My favorite kind of artwork is the kind that invites you to play with it. I was inspired by the last Dorkbot show a few years back, where there were lots of fun electronic toys, plus a gallery nearby that had kinetic artwork. I had observed a cooperative play that happened at Luz parties (club shows with interactive graphics) where two people would riff back and forth as long as there were enough inputs and visible output for multiple people. Knowing this, I had gone through several ideas before I reached the very simple tin can idea. I had the separate idea to make a USB tin can that you could use with Skype, but realized that it wouldn't be practical for a gallery setting, especially with a computer, so I decided to make two tin cans that would be strung at opposite ends of the gallery, where two people would have to negotiate to communicate with each other.
The construction process was pretty arduous. I isolated the piece into its elements, which were the two tin cans and a central Arduino that would switch between the two. After reading two electronics books partway and building a dud of an intercom circuit, I went back to the source of the problem by heeding Jason from Dorkbot's advice - build an amplifier.