Overheard at dorkbot last night...

The following was heard over a soldering iron at our casual Dorkbot gathering last night:

"Christ, that night in the hospital...my underwear was covered in ferric chloride stains."

Heh.  :) I couldn't stop laughing....only at Dorkbot!

Some of the tiniest soldering I've ever done

In the last week or two I've been doing some of the smallest soldering I've ever attempted.

It all started with the KOLPXNTY board I've been designing and prototyping. I won't dive into detail here (maybe later!?), but the basic goal is to trigger a fairly large number of circuit bent devices from a networked computer.


I'll put up a documentation page if/when it's more relevant.

stepper motors and cassette tapes, something I call the Ca.Step

Hey all,

A friend directed me toward Dorkbot for help with my project. To put it most bluntly, I want to control a cassette tape with a pair of stepper motors via MIDI. From my research, I think the easiest way to build a prototype would be with a make controller programmed with MAX/MSP. My personal background is in studio engineering and production. I am knowledgeable in most forms of audio manipulation. Unfortunately I have yet to learn the ins and outs of MAX.

A rough render of the Ca.Step

A rough render of the Ca.Step

Home brew swingbike.

Home brew swingbike.

Swing bike multispeed with working gears and brake.

Got stolen. after being in service for ~3 yrs.

Flip flop operated PVC Pipes

Flip flop operated PVC Pipes

Built for sound. Beautiful sounding bass sound. tuned PVC pipes. hit with flip flops.

That was me busking at Last thursday under the awning of acme glass.

Current interests

Blue tooth to classic handsets.

I'd like to take a classic Rotory dial phone make it dial and call and ring the old ringer make real phone calls. a cell phone communicator on a classic phone

Analog synths (homebrew portables mainly)

Old classic electronics gadgets working with newer things

Making musical instruments.

I'm interested in helping drive the technicals into the steam punk movement. Real steam, real workings inside the look. I tinker the magic kinda idea.

Soundlab Minisynth+

Soundlab Minisynth+

Missing Links and Moments of Truth.

Missing Links.

One of the joys of the Arduino Cult Induction Sessions is that mistakes and omissions are generally caught on the spot and there is no lag between the steps we forgot to include an the instructions and the person who's board isn't working.

Dorkboard assembly tutorial is online

dorkboard assembly

I've placed a brief Dorkboard assembly tutorial online. It's my first attempt at a photo documented circuit tutorial, so feedback is always welcome.

I'm sure there are nuances/subtleties that I've missed...please report them and make the page better!

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