Leo van der Veen releases c74

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Leo van der Veen has released c74, an iPhone / iPod Touch app that let’s you connect your device with Cycling ’74’s Max/MSP 5.

Custom interfaces are built straight from within Max, presets can be stored etc. The external features some nice attributes for receiving accelerometer, GPS, compass, shake gesture and proximity data.

Communication between the apps does not rely on OpenSoundControl but in stead uses a straight forward communication socket, which offers a reliable connection.

c74 is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store, priced at $3.99 USD.

More information: nr74.org / c74


Short links for October 28th, 2008

The Beta

Some interesting things I found recently:

# The Beta Release – The Beta, tbeta for short, is a open source/cross-platform solution for computer vision and multi-touch sensing.

It takes an video input stream and outputs tracking data (e.g. coordinates and blob size) and touch events (e.g. finger down, moved and released) that are used in building multi-touch applications. tbeta can interface with various web cameras and video devices as well as connect to various TUIO/OSC enabled applications and supports many multi-touch lighting techniques including: FTIR, DI, DSI, and LLP with expansion planned for the future (custom modules/filters).

# DS brut – DS brut is an open source hardware prototyping platform for the Nintendo DS, developed by and for electronics enthusiasts, artists and game developers.

# Lineal TML 01 – Analog Syntheziser: Home made analog syntheziser – Cool DIY synthesizer project by Emiliano Gonzalo Rodriguez.

Daito Manabe

# Daito Manabe Makes Music with Parts of His Face

Peter Kirn writes:

Daito Manabe is a Japanese-based composer, media artist, and DJ who does strange and wonderful things with inputs. This time, he’s hooked up electrical outputs to his face, so multimedia software Max/MSP, his usual tool of choice, can sequence muscle movements via electrical pulses transmitted directly to the surface of his face.

# AC/DC releases ASCII music video in Microsoft Excel – created by fans to "subvert the corporate firewalls".

# NanoGroover: Triplets and Quintuplets in Nanoloop

Sebastian Tomczak made a device that generates Nanoloop sync data for two Game Boys. This allows the user to set the ratio of sync clock of one of the Game Boys to the other, in the following ratios:

  • Two in the time of four (double speed)
  • Three in the time of four (three against four cross rhythms)
  • Four in the time of four (1:1; the sync is equal)
  • Five in the time of four (quintuplets)
  • Six in the time of four (triplets)
Softube Tube Delay

# Review: Softube Spring Reverb, Tube Delay

Stiff @ ProToolerBlog writes:

I was very excited when Softube told me about two of their new products they were working on, Spring Reverb and Tube Delay. First of all, I’m a delay-junkie. To me room equals delay, and I don’t care for most type of reverb, though I usually end up using one in my mixes nowadays. Second of all, this reverb was a spring reverb emulation, not another convolution one. Third of all, they were made by Softube!


How to use a wristwatch as a compass

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Wired How To’s shows you how to use a wristwatch as a compass.

From the wiki entry:

Hold a watch with 12 o’clock at left.
Move your arm so the hour hand points at the sun.
The spot halfway between the hour hand and the 12 is south.

Wristwatch compass illustration

Good tip for when your GPS device is out of batteries!

Make user tramm_hudson lists a few caveats:

  • Doesn’t work with 24-hour analog dials
  • Doesn’t work in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Doesn’t work at night
  • Works best around noon
  • Varies slightly depending on time of sunset/sunrise
  • Need to add an hour with daylight savings time

Link via Make:Blog


Gravity Monkey GPS Chimes

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Gravity Monkey has a cool project called GPS Chimes, a Mologogo based construction that triggers Chimes based on GPS data.

GPS Chimes (Gravity Monkey)
GPS Chimes – Hooked up to a laptop

My GPS Chimes are wind chimes that are triggered by an individual’s proximity to a given location — networked via GPS, cellphone and the internet. Think of it as mile-wide radius around the wind chimes, where my networked presence and GPS location (via Mologogo) send a virtual breeze to announce my travel home.

Honey, I’m home!
– I know darling, heard you coming from a mile away!

Source code and images of the construction can be found on Gravity Monkey.


Geotagging with Zonetag and Bluetooth GPS

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A few weeks ago Flickr introduced mapping features which enable users to easily ‘geotag’ their photos. Tom Coates wrote up a nice tutorial on how to automatically geotag photos with your phone.

From the article on Plasticbag.org:

But what if there was a way to automatically geotag your photos as you were taking them and with an accuracy of a few metres? What if the same tool also let you upload your photos while you were walking around town and could also provide you with good privacy options and tag suggestions? When you spotted a nice bit of graffiti or a book about superheroes, you’d be able to take a picture on the spot and have people in the area see it on the map within moments.

Tom Coates' geotagged Flickr photo
A geotagged photo on Tom Coates’ Flickr

Yes indeed that is cool! A reader also mentions you can use a GPS device to geotag pictures made with a regular digital camera with GPSTagr.


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