pedalSHIELD Arduino Guitar Pedal Web site: Project Summary: pedalSHIELD is a programmable Arduino Open Source & Open Hardware guitar pedal made for guitarists, hackers and programmers. Software for iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mac, OS X, Windows, VSTi, AUi, Plugin Noatikl 3 Generative Music Composer Create fascinating live soundscapes How your innocent smartphone passes on almost your entire life to the secret service « Bits of Freedom This article was originally written in Dutch by Dimitri Tokmetzis and was published by De Correspondent. Illustrations by Momkai. Ton Siedsma is nervous. He made the decision weeks ago, but keeps postponing it. It’s the 11th of November, a cold autumn evening. At ten past eight (20:10:48 to be exact), while passing Elst station on the way home, he activates the app.
Smart tattoo generates electricity from sweat, could power future wearable computers Smart tattoos are the hottest thing since mood rings. When they become commonplace, they will be a great way to eavesdrop on both vital signs and not-so-vital signs. The only thing that seems to be holding them back, is getting power to them. Joseph Wang, a researchers from UCSD, has now come up with a way to generate power for these devices without using any external equipment. HNTE - RGB LED Cube OK so I have finally found some time to begin writing the story of my RGB LED cube, this project was always going to be the next step in the evolution of my LED Cube. I can only hope that it will be as popular as my original cube, for those of you that followed my original cube project you will probably notice a few similarities. I built the RGB cube while I was living in the UK for 6 months, so I had access to a limited number of tools and most of the work was done on the dining room table to the dismay of my girlfriend (wife now). Working on this project I have learned a lot about animating in colour, software modulation for fading and c++ in general, so hopefully I can teach you readers a thing or two as well.
Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic circuits instantly. Called the Circuit Scribe, the handy little device works like a regular ballpoint pen and releases a non-toxic conductive silver ink that dries instantly. Via Kickstarter: Circuit Scribe is for Makers, STEM Educators, Artists, Kids, & Life Hackers. We wanted to make it easier for Makers to Make. Top 5 Interactive Generative Music sites Have you ever stumbled upon those interactive little places on the internet, that let you toy around with totally random sounds and images and generate your own tunes, for no good reason? These interactive generative music sites can leave you feeling surprised, delighted and strangely art-satisfied. The experimental interfaces of these sites approach the interplay of digital sounds and visual arts in a completely innovative way. This is art.
9 Positive Things We Can Accomplish if We Re-Directed Our Resources from War “It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a mater of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry. New 3D Modeling Technique – Will it make 3D scanners obsolete? What happens when you want to take a tangible object and replicate it through the process of 3D printing? If you are like most, you will either try and find a CAD file for that object somewhere on the internet, which will probably end up leaving you empty handed, or you will use the most common method currently available — 3D scanning. 3D scanners, however, are quite pricey and unless you are using a really high quality device, you probably will need to modify the virtual version of the object quite a bit, once scanned into your computer. Researchers at the Centro de Investigaciones en Optca (CIO) in Mexico, appear to have come up with a better solution; a solution that could be quite a bit more affordable, yet even more reliable than current 3D scanning technology.