: Aston Martin DB9
, Space Shuttle
: Art Plotter
, big! burny! mighty!
, DVD drive
, with lasers!
, old scanner
, Pedro & Sybil
, sand plotter
posted by scruss
on Jan 27, 2014 -
composed Circus Galop
for the player piano. Performing it is impossible for a mere pair of human hands, but two people have tried to fake it until they make it
. Another has transcribed it
(or half of it, perhaps) for one player
. Often, people will run it through a MIDI sequencer of their choice, to make a lively animation
. Some have built Arduino robots
that perform it
. But, in the end, the best medium for a work this insane is the humble, yet manic player piano
(less manic, but clearer-sounding performance here
). Hamelin himself
has run his composition through one, managing to get his television host to start dancing as the closing credits fade out...
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Arduino + servos + laser + phosphorescent surface + Twitter = Fade Away 1
. A thoughtful art project about the "permanence" of the Internet.
posted by pashdown
on Dec 24, 2011 -
is a wearable sonar system for the vision-impaired that communicates the distance of nearby objects using variable pressure on the wrist of the user. Part list, circuit diagram, and detailed instructions for building the ~$100 device included.
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Aug 19, 2011 -
is ostensibly a training system for students of stringed musical instruments. It teaches fingering positions by means of electrodes that stimulate muscles in the forearm, forcing the hand into the correct configuration.
posted by contraption
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Magnetic core memory reborn
is a project by Ben North and Oliver Nash implementing 32 bits of core memory using literal tiny core magnets on the Arduino
board. The history and operation of core memory is explained and diagrammed. The Arduino has over 4,250 times this amount of memory standard.
posted by odinsdream
on May 12, 2011 -
To work around the proprietary whims of digital audio software developers and laptop processor limitations during the mid- and late-1990s, a small band of technically-minded people, including the electronic musician Blitter
, pulled together in the late 1990s to engineer the open-source OPEN DSP
EZ-Kit platform, a 16-bit computer designed entirely with a focus on low cost and extensible control and DSP arithmetic capabilities. While this project and similar commercial offerings
never seemed to gain the critical mass needed to sustain long-term interest, perhaps the new Arduino hardware
project from MIT's Processing hardware group
may gain a foothold with Processing
and Pure Data
audio software hobbyists and artists alike, allowing the creative community to extend, enhance and share inventive uses of new technology. Arduino's use has already begun
in fascinating museum installations
around the world, and has become a part of this year's SONAR
and Ars Electronica
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Aug 12, 2006 -