Hmm. I might have to try these. I had Faces of Evil on our Phillips CD-I as a kid and it was god awful. It’s still packed away in a box somewhere at my parents house.
I love my AeroPress, enjoy being very caffeinated this weekend :)
Thank you! I’ve been reading that there is more than one way to use it.
I’m a big fan of this iced aero press recipe:
I bought a cheap oscilloscope kit on amazon that I’ll be soldering together. I’ve been getting into modular synthesizers, so I figured this would be a good thing to have if I plan on doing any DIY stuff.
I have some ideas I want to test out on a bread board as well, but we’ll see if we get that far!
Which kit? How was it?
I got this one
It works fine for what I’m doing. It’s a little slow, but I really just want to see what kind of waveforms I’m getting out of my synths and DIY synths. One thing to note, it doesn’t come with a power adapter, so if you don’t have a center positive 9V DC power adapter, you’ll want to pick one of those up.
Great article! I was reminded of the “1-Bit Symphony” by Tristan Perich (2009). The physical version of the piece is a circuit built into a standard, clear plastic CD jewel case. Summary of the works with photos here: https://marijebaalman.eu/dafx/pages/1bitMusic.html
Yes! I was given “1-Bit Symphony” as a gift about 10 years ago and blown away. I honestly was so mesmerized by the idea that polyphony could be achieved on a single pin. I’ve gone down a bit of a rabbit hole the last week after reading this article and have found that there is quite a bit more resources on this topic since the last time I attempted to look into it.
Dr. Blake Troise, (aka PROTODOME), the author of the the article, has an album on a chip as well. You can actually view the source code for the album here
Anyway, I’m glad you found some joy in the article as well :).
Wow! Tristan Perich also published a large physical book of the first 1/100th of a second of “1-Bit Symphony” … too cool.
Requires login to read it -> nope.
There is an “x” in the overlay to close it. You don’t have to log in.
I think that depends on how many articles from medium you’ve read that month. I opened the article at work and there was overlay that didn’t have “x” and required me to log in.
Edit: https://imgur.com/a/1kSEv9d <- just opened few other articles, I think the limit is something like four articles.
That’s unfortunate :(
Last weekend I started a chair making class. This will be the second weekend of the class.
Last weekend we started with a log, split it into quarters, rived out stock into leg blanks, spindle blanks, etc, and finally shaped them all with a drawknife at the shave horse. This weekend I’ll wrap up shaping the spindles and stretchers and either just flatten, or flatten and shape the seat. Hopefully, we’ll have time to glue up the under carriage, but we’ll see!
If anyone is interested, the chair I’m building is the Democractic* Chair, which was designed by a famous chair maker, Curtis Buchanan, to be built with a minimal set of tools.
*Democratic as in relating to, appealing to, or available to the broad masses of the people, not the political party
I’m considering making a move to my company’s devops team. Most of my weeks and weekends are spent learning various things related to that (and Elixir for funsies).
On that note, if any of you have any good book recommendations, I’d love them! I’m about to start Effective Devops.
Hopefully no programming! Just carving spoons an spending quality time with friends.
This looks really interesting. I wish this were open source.
I’ve wanted to make some digital guitar pedals for a while, and I feel like this could be a good way to do something like that.
They will need to release some sources if they base on Linux ( which they do) since it’s gplv2.
I’m fairly certain TPW wrote the TOML spec as a joke and no one got it. Now everyone uses it.
Also, I guess the joke is on him! Ha!
So, she wanted a Hippopotamus for christmas, and only a Hippopotamus would do? :)
My two hobbies are woodturning and playing the guitar.
Guitar I was a music major in college, and I studied classical guitar between the ages of 12 and 24. It was fun, but I became burnt out by the end of it. I started playing a little here and there a few years ago.
Woodturning I find that after a day of living in the abstract (programming) doing something with my hands is extremely rewarding. I started with “flat” woodworking, but then I fell in love with turning this January and have been doing that ever since. I mostly make pens, bottle stoppers and bowls, but I’d really like to get into segmented turning.
That sounds lovely! Woodturning is something id really like to get into as soon as i have a stable place to get a lathe.
ping me on twitter, same as this user name, when you’re in the market for one. Happy to provide any advice I can!
I’ve semi-recently discovered the wonderful world of woodturning videos on YouTube.
Frank Horwath has a ton of videos. Here’s one with a segmented bowl, which I found fascinating.
I love Frank’s channel! His little bits of stop motion are so fun.
Check out Kyle Toth as well. He does some nice segmented vases. Here’s a mini vase he made
I just used this the other day to seed some data. Very handy, and as always, I really enjoy your articles.
Thanks! And agreed it’s one of those small little things that isn’t always needed but when you do need it very very handy.
Death’s End which is the third book in The Three Body Problem series.