Archive for October 2009

Roxor 4.3 and steppa v.027

New versions of Roxor and steppa are available. tempo and tempoadjust are the primary upgrades in these releases.

Roxor 4.3

steppa v.027

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Bridge City Tools zero-electricty precision saw

I can’t even begin to tell you how big the puddle of drool is in front of me after watching this video. But, ouch, that pricetag!

SOUNDTHRU on EOM Sessions, my ears are bleeding!! http://soundthru.podOmatic.com/

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SOUNDTHRU on EOM Sessions, my ears are bleeding!! http://soundthru.podOmatic.com/


Mattski doin’ a weekly! http://mattski-mixes.podomatic.com/

beatseqr version 3 : done!

Number 1 of 5 of beatseqr version 3 is done!!

Take a look at the whole photoset!

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Why I can’t take your argument seriously

If you’re going to participate in a political discourse, how about bringing some facts to back up your claims? It’s a skill you should seriously consider developing. For the sake of the merit of your claim, start learning how to use google before you post next time. I won’t do your homework for you, and I’m unswayed by your impassioned statements of your beliefs. If you’re trying to change my mind, show me factual proof of why you’re right and I’m wrong.

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planning for logging primary fermenter airlock activity with an arduino

I’m beginning to formulate how I would implement a data logger for airlock bubbling activity in a primary fermentation vessel. I’m not exactly sure how I will take a sensor reading from an airlock yet. In a 1 piece double chamber airlock, I could try putting a photo interrupt sensor where the carbon dioxide blows into the second chamber… not sure if that’ll work at all. In a 3-piece airlock, I could try to record up and down movement of the internal piece by bouncing a light beam or something off the top? I dunno exactly what to do. Something tells me I may end up fabricating something else. Simpler is better, so I’ll have to think long and hard about it. In the meantime, I think this is the workflow of data capture and reporting, using an Async Labs WiShield:

remote_sensor_logging_and_reporting_logic

beatseqr version 3 – results of laser cutting the top panel and box

Success. Definitely good enough for a first attempt… and several lessons learned in the process. I’ll be tightening up the box outlines and trusting the accuracy a little more next time. Everything lined up exactly how it was designed to, to the point of me now realizing that the steps I took to give myself some margin of error were not needed at all. Everything lined up, surprise!

beatseqr version 3 in the laser cut case and top panel

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Progress – october 2009

There’s been a lot of good progress being made, some of which is fundamental to playing and performance, and some of which is tightening up the user experience. Here’s a short list of the new stuff:

* external case designed and prepped for laser cutting:
beatseqr_v3_top_panel_3drender
beatseqr_v3_toppanel_3d_render
ready to go, I’m off to Techshop tonight to try to get these done. Hopefully there will be an update tomorrow on how it went.
* Midi CC slider mode. While not strictly outputting midi cc data directly from roxor, it does spit out OSC data for 8 controls that canbe connected to Osculator today, and steppa soon.
* master tempo set and tempo adjust knob modes. Along with swing, you can now dial in coarse and fine tempo values from right on the hardware.
* tempo and swing controls feedback on the lcd. The knobs behave as the sliders do in regards to maintaining their values until you return the control to the last known position before it will change the value, and using the controls don’t overwhelm the lcd. Two thing you might not notice, but thats what good user experience is all about.

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Glenn Beck is a liar

it almost goes without saying that this man has no limits to what he’ll do to manipulate peoples’ automatic human reactions and emotions.

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RT Woooo breaks! @nokapixel @DJDanmusic’s live set from Opulent Temple at #bman09 here: http://bit.ly/4myeeF Enjoy!

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RT Woooo breaks! @nokapixel @DJDanmusic's live set from Opulent Temple at #bman09 here: http://soundcloud.com/djdanmu... Enjoy!