Short links for April 9th, 2009
Some interesting things I found recently:
# Ohm Force Goodies @ Spreadshirt – Ohm Force doesn't just make cool plug-ins.
You can't go wrong with one of these cool t-shirts! (various colors available)
Theodor Krueger's free Music Box sample library includes 30 samples (Format: Native Instruments Kontakt 2).
Check this page for more freebies for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories posts images of a lovely bulbdial clock.
Rather than using three physically moving light sources at different heights, we use three rings of LEDs at different heights. Within each ring, we only turn on one LED at a time, so that we only have a single effective light source– it can light up at different places from within the ring. The three rings are located above one another so that they each project light onto the rod in the middle, making shadows of different lengths.
Additionally, for fun and clarity, we used red, green, and blue LEDs for the three rings, making each shadow hand of the clock a different color. Each ring has 12 LEDs, and the 36 LEDs are efficiently multiplexed by an AVR microcontroller that also handles the timekeeping part of the project.