Short links for May 9th, 2008
Some interesting things I found on May 9th, 2008:
# Somatic Circuits – !Malfunctionator Kit Instructions – The !Malfunctionator was designed to be a handy UFO dector dubbling up as a Electro Music Device to assist in the making of creative electro music. It consists of 3 oscillators each modulated by 3 low frequency oscillators see the signal path.
!Malfunctionator in an phone answering machine, and on the right Jan Czmok’s box
The oscillators are based around the hex invertor IC known as CD40106 aka 7HC04 , the wave froms produced from this logic device are trapazoid . This modulator to oscillator combination allows the user to create a wide range of sounds.
The !Malfunctionator is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
# Create Digital Music » iPod Touch/iPhone for Music Round-up – a look at what people are doing, including some apps you can download right now, and where this might go musically, whether it’s just a couple of fun toys or trying to make that pretty pocket device an instrument.
# Gnaural: A Binaural-Beat Audio Generator – a multi-platform programmable binaural-beat generator, implementing the principle of binaural beats as described in the October 1973 Scientific American article "Auditory Beats in the Brain" (Gerald Oster).
# SubtleNoiseMaker – Sascha Neudeck is selling a bunch of cool homemade synths: Weird Sound Generator, Cacophonator, SNM-Chaoscillator, Stereo Ringmodulator, and the new Alpha-Machine. Wood & Aluminium models available.
# Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Peggy version 2.0 – Peggy 2.0 is an updated version of our "Peggy" light-emitting pegboard display.
Peggy 2.0 – Check this Flickr set for more images
Like its predecessor, Peggy 2.0 provides a quick, easy, powerful and efficient way to drive a lot of LEDs– up to 625– in a big matrix covering almost a square foot of area.
A full Kit ($95, US) includes the circuit board, preprogrammed microcontroller, battery holder, power switch, two buttons, rubber feet and all other components needed to make the pegboard display base, along with full color printed instructions. Just add batteries and LEDs.