Tuesday, June 11, 2013

processing study group

i have decided to study up on Processing again in anticipation for the Fall semesters classes. i will be doing a study group on Thursday nights at the Emerald Coast Community of Makers. tonight, i was able to get an install on the machine at the Makerspace running Ubuntu 12. we will start this week with a screening of Hello World! Processing, a 41 minute documentary about the platform. and then i will demonstrate some simple hello world exercises.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

environmental hardening

i have been working on some design ideas to protect the sound element on the O.G. project from water intrusion. i have mostly been inspired by dome structures and nature(snail shells and the shapes of the human ear cochlea). i am thinking about clear spot to push sound pressure/waves and how to airlock the system if it starts to submerge.

here are my designs so far:

Sunday, June 02, 2013

busy prototyping the SMT version of the solar singers

we are busily working out details on the Surface Mount Tech. versions of the Otto's Ghost components. Seen here are two students soldering up a a breakout board so we can prototype the audio we want to create before constructing a board.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

full Keannu whoaaaa for the Bucaneer

it is 14 minutes after the opening of a kickstarter campaign for a new 3d printed called the Bucaneer, they have already sold $100 000 in pledges...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


a photoessay on the reflow oven I have been building.