This weekend I'm performing sound for a dance piece Light Noise that I've been working on for over a year. For the past year+ I've been refining a set of patches in Pure Data (PD) that I use to create conceptual sound and music for this piece.
Yesterday I made a little audio clip player for a Monty Python Flying Circus theme party. It plays the 3 second dramatic sound for the unexpected Spanish Inquisition entrance.
Click "Read more" for the schematic, source code and sound file....
I am looking for assistance (I will pay for your help) to design a Power distribution board for QuadCopters. This is a two sided board with heavy copper due to the large load of up to 6 motors.
The board should be about 30mm in circumference with positive leads on one side and Negative leads on the other. I am not sure if holes need to be drilled to aid in the soldering of 16ga wire. I have a cad drawing I can email if you are willing to help. I also would like the Power Distribution boards cut out of the sheet into 30mm disks.
Recently I needed to actually "see" a current waveform in the 100 uA to 5 mA range with at least a couple MHz bandwidth. This extremely expensive probe would have been perfect, but instead I built something similar for about $30 using the amazing Analog Devices AD8428 amplifier.
Click "Read more" for details and a scope screenshot....
- When: Monday August 26th, 2013 - 8pm
- Where: Instrument (map)
- Who: All ages -- open to the public
- Cost: Free!
The Art of Breaking Video: Observations, Insights & Instabilities.
Big Pauper is a multimedia artist, producer & mad scientist of sorts living here in Portland, OR. He works as part of the circuit bent sound-art collective Folktek. He also breaks video gear for a living under the enterprise Big Pauper Modified Circuitry. He also just released a multimedia EP you should hear/view: http://www.djpz.com/unnecessary_human_enterprise_ep/
An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration. Please limit to 5 minutes.
At the bi-weekly meeting tonight, as promised, I brought my non-working circuit, and as promised, Paul helped me get it working. It is a circuit that allows current to flow through a p-channel mosfet (http://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/FQ/FQP47P06.pdf) from a power supply to a 12V sealed lead-acid battery and a load (which draws about 120 mA, normally), but that prevents current from flowing from the battery back into the power supply. The idea is to use an op-amp to compare the voltages upstream and downstream of the mo
Portland CORE effigy at Burning Man will be using DMX controlled lighting this year. At least that's the plan, but a low-cost and low-power way to automatically play the lighting sequence (without a PC) is needed. Here's a little board I made for the purpose.
Click "Read more" for source code and other technical details.
Recently I've put a lot of work into improving USB virtual serial receive speed. Here's a detailed article with complete source code for the benchmarks.
David's puzzle on April 6th was a lot of fun to work with. If you want to see my answer, read the first few pages of: