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February 14, 2009 11:19 AM   Subscribe

This drawing toy responds to volume.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (16 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is this something I need a microphone to enjoy?
posted by everichon at 11:21 AM on February 14, 2009


Yeah, you also need a computer and an OS and some RAM and video display and a mouse and browser and a network card and a flash player and an internet connection to enjoy it, sorry.
posted by iconjack at 11:28 AM on February 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, you also need a computer and an OS and some RAM and video display and a mouse and browser and a network card and a flash player and an internet connection to enjoy it, sorry.

Also, a tolerance for zefrank's precious whimsy.
posted by felix betachat at 11:30 AM on February 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Aw dang.

Somebody be sure to tell me if it's cool or not.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 11:35 AM on February 14, 2009


The-click-to-erase-everything bit is a bit frustrating. I had fed "Visions of Johanna" into it and it was all loopy and whatnot and I thought cool maybe I'll show this to OOOPS THERE IT GOES
posted by Rinku at 11:37 AM on February 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I urge everyone to actually try drawing with it rather than just playing music at it. It's nice to actually produce something by shouting at the computer for once.
posted by lucidium at 11:41 AM on February 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


This is tons of fun along as you aren't trying to actually draw anything. I think I might let my Eee listen to Washington Week in Review and see what it draws.
posted by selfnoise at 11:41 AM on February 14, 2009


This is fun. So far I've shouted at it, read it the Gettysburg Address (seemed both appropriate and brief), and played it some music. Good stuff.
posted by middleclasstool at 11:50 AM on February 14, 2009


In a more academic vein, I thought The Vocal Joystick is an interesting piece of research.
posted by hattifattener at 12:03 PM on February 14, 2009


This is what Esiley's song "Go Away" looks like at 3/4th volume on a MacBook Pro.

And I tried talking, snapping my fingers, and generally annoying the cat, but all I got was slow, boring little circles.

I love Ze, but honestly, make a FPP when he brings back "The Show." Until then, not too interested.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:28 PM on February 14, 2009


Here's what Punch 'Em in the Dick looks like.
posted by chudmonkey at 1:15 PM on February 14, 2009


Hello Computer. . . HELLO COMPUTER, COMPUTER HELLO. . .
HELLO COMPUTER . . . HELLO COMPUTER!!!
posted by isopraxis at 2:58 PM on February 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


It does nothing for me.
posted by Eideteker at 5:55 PM on February 14, 2009


Couldn't you just tape a sharpie marker to a mouse and yell at it while it runs around on a piece of paper? Who needs a computer to do this stuff?
posted by orme at 6:02 PM on February 14, 2009


I made a monkey by doing this kinda thing constantly and moving the mic towards and away the glass.
posted by xorry at 7:23 PM on February 14, 2009


Puts a whole new meaning to the phrase "brown note", I guess..
posted by DreamerFi at 1:33 AM on February 15, 2009


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