Synaesynth @ The Bella Union, Melbourne

Synaesynth @ The Bella Union, Melbourne

I was kindly invited to bring along my interactive colour to sound conversion instrument to “Good Times Forever Again”, a night which originated in Sydney and later made it’s way to (the welcoming open arms of) Melbourne. The talent there was amazing, each band had a unique and well-explored sound, the entire night was set […]

Book Review: Internet of Things with Arduino Yun

Book Review: Internet of Things with Arduino Yun

Internet of Things with the Arduino Yun is a well-paced practical introduction to creating and exploring DIY smart devices. Or, as the book phrases it; “projects to help you build a world of smarter things”. Each example project explores a specific real-world scenario similar to that of existing applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies […]

EnviS wins at the 2014 iAwards (Vic)

EnviS wins at the 2014 iAwards (Vic)

I went to the iAwards night alongside the other talented members of a project I worked on called EnviS. The project won the post-graduate category, which was a great honour for me and I’m really glad to see the hard work put into the project given recognition. I’m excited to see what opportunities await our […]

AIIA ICT Industry Night

AIIA ICT Industry Night

Last night I went to the AIIA Industry Night at RMIT Storey Hall to help present a Computer Science project I was involved with on the Product Development side. Coming from an Industrial Design background I was impressed with how well the school of Computer Science & IT directly engages with industry players, I met […]

Using Xbee with Arduino Yún

Using Xbee with Arduino Yún

Came across an issue today when upgrading a project I’m currently working on to make use of an Xbee + Arduino Yún stack instead of an Xbee + Arduino Uno stack and found that the solution wasn’t very apparent online. I thought I’d post a short writeup here. Special thanks to Bo for solving this […]

Design Play Cards at National Gallery of Victoria

Design Play Cards at National Gallery of Victoria

The Design Play Cards are going to be exhibited in the NGV as part of the #melbournenow exhibition, which runs from November 22, 2013 up until March 23, 2014. Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne. This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition […]

How to send multiple variables from Processing to Arduino

How to send multiple variables from Processing to Arduino

I wanted to be able to send a set of 4 integers to an Arduino from a Processing application that I am working on, I also wanted to be able to prefix the set with a tag, so that I could deal with different sets of integers in specific ways, for specific purposes. For instance, […]

Make a custom USB button pad [Pt III]

Make a custom USB button pad [Pt III]

In my previous posts I was modifying a traditional plastic-housed USB Keyboard that had a chip inside it like the one below: These contact points had to be scraped or sanded clean in order to solder to them, however scraping them made them quite thin on the surface and therefor quite brittle. The chips inside […]

Getting ready for User Testing

Getting ready for User Testing

I am user testing my interactive instrument tomorrow. I have four participants coming in throughout the day, all of them musicians, each with varying modes of musical expression ranging from more new school beat-makers to borderline analog purists. I am excited to see what they do with the device and whether they could see it […]

Make a custom button pad for Raspberry Pi [Pt II]

Make a custom button pad for Raspberry Pi [Pt II]

In my previous post I was using a testing cable with an alligator clip on one end and a probe on the other, shorting the circuit board that I took out of a cheap USB Keyboard. The small distance between each contact point made using the alligator clip awkward and prone to bridging nearby contacts. […]

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