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Big Guitar Controller

Posted by Adrian Freed on May 14, 2009

Dismantle 3 Gametraks and remove the pair of joysticks in each.
Ream out the paddle hole to match the diameter of conductive chord you selected for the strings. I used standard chandelier wire which required a slight enlargement of the hole.
Install the joysticks on the bridge, according to the height and string spacing you have chosen.
Drill the holes in the bridge to pass the chord through.

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Fabric Digital Multimeter

Posted by Yotam Mann on July 10, 2008

This digital multimeter is useful for evaluating textiles and thread for conductivity and electrical resistance.
Because each colored led have a different forward voltage different "scales are provided", Blue is good for low resistance,
Green for middle, and red for higher resistance.

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Laser Multitouch Surface

Posted by Yotam Mann on July 20, 2008

This is an inexpensive way to turn any surface into an input device that senses the x & y position of multiple simultaneous touch points. The hardware necessary is easy to find online by following the links below, or at a well stocked electronics store: a webcam, two mountable lasers, a power source for the lasers, and something to prop up the camera with.

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Fabric Touch RGB LED Color Synthesizer

Posted by Adrian Freed on July 3, 2008

This color synthesizer uses finger pressure to control brightness of each color of an RGB Led array. It was designed to illustrate that fabric and organic conductors can handle high current levels with modulations of low resistance values and some geometric variations that exploit switching materials.

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Audiosculpt->SDIF

Posted by Edmund Campion on March 18, 2017

Monday, April 20, 2009 Basic review of Audiosculpt Preferences --- set new home folder and sound folder for audiosculpt outside of application folder FFT analysis window size larger the window size the better the frequency analysis and the poorer the temporal resolution FFT analysis, window size, hop size added "markers" to a sound file "generate markers" Marker Analysis Parameters Transient Detection Settings Threshold (trial and error, but lower the number the greater the sensitivity i.e.

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Japanese Cups

Posted by Amadeus Regucera on July 21, 2009

In this excerpt, the percussion track is highlighted with pizzicatos, slap tonguing, and other effects. The bass joins in with a pondering melody at the end.

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