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Short links for May 14th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 14th, 2008:

# MIDIBox – William Logo's DIY MIDIBox64 based controller.

William's MIDIBox64
Beautiful! Check William’s MIDIBox Flickr set for more images.

What’s in it?

  • MIDIBox64 (
  • 12″x12″ Faux Walnut Case (Hammond case/Band It faux walnut iron on melamine)
  • 16 Knobs (Futurelec)
  • 5 Faders (60mm Bourns PTS series)
  • 16 Arcade Buttons (Happ Controls)
  • 32 MIDI controlled LED buttons (Shanpu/MEC 3F)
  • Screen from Sparkfun

# CrudBox – Records button presses as a sequence controlling onboard 5v ports.

# NI Kore Minisite @ CDM – Peter Kirn launches a new blog devoted to NI’s Kore and Komplete lines.

CDM NI Kore Minisite

Peter writes:

We’re pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Native Instruments to bring you regular stories on how to make the most of Kore and the Komplete family of instruments and effects (Reaktor, Kontakt, Massive, and more). Over the coming weeks, we’ll offer tutorials, interviews, tips, resources, and free downloadable projects and presets. We’ll have resources for beginners, but we’ll also have some bleeding-edge “things you’re not supposed to do” ideas, as well, because that’s half the fun of this.

# Synthinetic – A kinetically powered synthesizer that produces crazy sounds of destruction and beauty. Using energy creatively to produce and manipulate sound.

# Processing.js – John Resig ported the Processing visualization language to JavaScript, using the Canvas element.

# Ultra Awesome: NES coffee table – Kyle Downes made a giant NES controller/ coffee table/ storage box.


Lily Public Beta 1 released

Bill Orcutt has released Public Beta 1 of Lily, the open source, browser-based, visual programming environment written in JavaScript.

Bill writes:

This first beta is essentially feature complete for the 0.1 release. There’s a new set of demo applications, a few new externals and the usual load of bug fixes, including some significant fixes for Linux. The complete changelog is available here. Download it, check out the new examples and demo applications, join the user group and get started making something of your own.

Lily - SVG to Sequencer demo
Lily – SVG to Sequencer demo

The new demo applications include a MIDI sequencer, an Oscillator, controlling Quicktime playback, and an interesting application that lets you play the data in a web page like an instrument.

Exciting stuff, even more so now that you can now have a go at Lily yourself!

Visit Lily for more information and a link to download the public beta of Lily.


Short links for August 23rd, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on August 23rd, 2007:

  • Vacation, All I Never Wanted – United States citizens annually have 0 days legally required paid annual leave.
  • Ultimate Flash Face – Construct faces from a comprehensive list of face features like hair, head, eyebrows, glasses, eyes, nose, moustache, mouth, jaw and beard.
  • Disposable Coffee Cup Lids – The innovative lid alerts consumers their coffee/tea may be too hot by changing from a dark coffee bean color to a bright red when the lid is applied.
  • Lily – Lily is a browser-based, visual programming environment that lets people create programs graphically, without writing code, by drawing connections between data, images, sounds, text and graphics.
  • Web OS rundown – 45+ Web Operating Systems
  • Digg redesign – Home page improvements coming, paving the way for digg images.
  • Recap of the WYYC’s Yo-Yo Modifying Contest – From all accounts, Shinobu Konmoto’s “Nostalgia” was the clear winner and perhaps one of the most amazing entries the contest has ever seen. Shinobu’s creation was a scratch built recreation of a vintage car wheel.

Lily – open source, browser-based, visual programming environment written in JavaScript

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Max/MSP by Cycling ’74 is one of the most well known graphical/visual programming environments for music, audio, and multimedia.

Max/MSP provides an easy way to turn your ideas into applications. Instead of programming everything from scratch, you can use a visual toolkit of objects, and connect them together with patch cords.

Likewise, Lily enables users to build programs graphically by connecting functional modules to fetch and direct the flow of data, play sound or video, add interactivity or display results.

Lily is written in JavaScript. It can run in a browser as Firefox add-on, standalone using XULrunner, and it can even be embedded in a web page.

Lily Beatbox
Rudimentary beatbox created in Lily

There are already over 150 modules available for Lily, including web services modules for API’s like Flickr and Wikipedia, UI modules that wrap widgets from YUI and Google Maps, and more. Even database connectivity is possible.
These modules are also written in JavaScript, which means you can also write your own modules.

Currently Lily is in private development, but a public beta should be out soon. You can already check some cool demos here.