Short links for May 13th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 13th, 2008:

# MAKE: Blog: Noise Toy – crash course in programming

Collin Cunningham writes:

The Noise Toy kit is fun to use, but if you’re like me – leaving that little “PROGRAM” port unused will drive you crazy. With little knowledge of AVR programming beyond some fun with Arduino, I taught myself how to upload and hack source code for it. Read on to see how the deed was done and listen to some sample audio.

Noise Toy - Program header
The Noise Toy PROGRAM header

# Happy Knobbing V3.0 2008 in Fischbach – Aliens Project has images from the 2008 "modular" meeting.

# Color the pitch & mod wheels on your Prophet ’08 – User selectable colors: Red, Green, Blue, White, Violet, Yellow, Turquoise and off (Colors can be independently set), compatible with DSI Prophet '08, DSI Poly Evolver, Moog Voyager

# Audio Shield for Arduino – Can play up to 22KHz, 12bit uncompressed audio files of any length. It’s low cost, available as an easy-to-make kit. It has an onboard DAC, filter and op-amp for high quality output. Audio files are read off of an SD/MMC card, which are available at nearly any store. Volume can be controlled with the onboard thumbwheel potentiometer.

# The Get Out Clause, Manchester’s stars of CCTV cameras – Unable to afford a proper camera crew and equipment, The Get Out Clause, an unsigned band from the city, decided to make use of the cameras seen all over British streets.

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Short links for October 2nd, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on October 2nd, 2007:

  • 40+ Media Players That Aren’t iTunes – Mashable lists over 40 players for those who don’t want to use iTunes.
  • McLaggan Smith Mugs – Lovely mugs, sweet mugs, cool mugs, and… more mugs.
  • The Atari 2600 celebrates 30 years of low-rez fun – Retro Thing takes a trip down memory lane.
  • Using CCTV for low-budget filmmaking – Mediashed involved a group of kids who usually hang around in the streets to engage in Video sniffin’ activities and turn CCTV into a free broadcasting system for their own use.
  • Microsoft bows to pressure on XP – Customer demand has forced Microsoft to extend the shelf life of Windows XP by five months.
  • rsizr – With rsizr, in addition to normal image rescaling and cropping, you can also resize images using a new image resizing algorithm called seam carving (a method of image retargeting) that tries to keep intact areas in your image that are richer in detail.
  • Ronald’s Crisis – On September 15, 2007 Ronald McDonald, who had fallen in love with the food of New York and become frustrated with the corporate agenda of McDonald’s, stepped into action closing every McDonald’s store in Manhattan.
  • M.T.A. Makes Deal for Cellphones in Stations – All 277 underground stations in the subway system are to be wired for cellphone use.
  • New AT&T terms of service – From now on, AT&T can terminate your connection for conduct that “tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries”.
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