Spirals just got real
We’re received a new shipment of Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printers at Ravensbourne and I got first crack at them to do some test printing. It took a few attempts to get the settings right in the ReplicatorG software that they recommend for generating the printer files (hint – make sure to save models before generating […]
Many PhD experiments accomplished this winter break… Processing -> Autodesk Meshmixer -> repair (mesh spiral to base) -> Maya for virtual exhibition Then, soon, 3D printing in conductive material and testing resistance – can I can use these potentiometers to control granular synthesis of the sounds they represent?
Sound Spirals, Provocative Plastics, Oscilloscopes, Hands
I recently gave a talk at the Provocative Plastics conference at the Museum of Design in Plastics at the Arts University Bournemouth. My presentation slides are online, and hopefully the video of the talk will be uploaded soon (as promised). Currently, The Sound Spirals are made with some custom software fast-prototyped in Processing (yes I […]
Spiral tests in 3D
This weekend I’m using toxiclibs to create better 3D geometry for my 3D printable spirals, so I won’t have to use any support material and the end result will be a smoother shape that is much faster to print. I’m using splines (smooth curves) to create geometry and smooth over my blockier, hand-crafted, simply down-sampled […]
Making Solid Sounds Talk at Dorkbot London Dec 15th 2014
I’ll be giving a talk Monday December 15th, 2014 at Dorkbot London about my work in sound sculpting. This was partially inspired by some work I’ve done for the new BA (hons) Design & Coding course at Ravensbourne.
Digital trends make digital obsolete?
I’m researching a new course for our university, and trying to decide what to call it. Amazingly, all the terms I can think of that used to describe developing computer programs and the study of them are falling out of popular usage. See the chart below from Google Trends – what does this mean about […]
dorkbot london #85
I organised dorkbot london #85 with some much needed help from Thor at Stream Arts in Greenwich and some tasty Kernel beer straight from the brewery! Some images are on flickr. Featured speakers: Rob Phillips speaks about bees & labs and DIY tech: The BeeLab project is a partnership between Horizon Digital Economy Research (http://www.horizon.ac.uk/), […]
One of my Web Media students “Cee Shadowmuur” created a two-part video tutorial showing how to make his very cool mixer clock.
pollution visualisations for dfuse
I was asked to do a couple of quickie visualisations of pollution-related stats (oil consumption, co2 usage) for Mike of dfuse, and decided it would be fun to try it in D3. The resulting code is in my gihub, along with links to the data and live visualisations (with some pretty colors and animations!)
Inspired by my Web Media students at Ravensbourne, I made a spiral SVG clock and put it up on github https://github.com/pixelpusher/svgclock. You can see the clock in action here.