Basic Threshold Switch from a Mic

The Electret speaker breakout board from Sparkfun has been super popular in class so far.

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9964

The thing is that when you finally get it wired up, it outputs what appear to be random number pulses. In waves. These are the amplitude wave of the sounds near the microphone, not an error. They can themselves . . . → Read More: Basic Threshold Switch from a Mic

Garlic Bulb fades into being.

Look, it blinks.

http://bustedsneakers.tumblr.com/post/33382882435/look-it-blinks

Code to make a thing that blinks: http://pastebin.com/S207AaCd << good for a month.

What is happening here:

There is a button input, that makes the thing say “hello!” three times.

Then it does a cool fade effect, which can be set to a random interval. I’ve pre-set the intervals to . . . → Read More: Garlic Bulb fades into being.

Garlic Lamps for Killing the Hangry

 

This is bubbl.us, which is a pretty good brainstorming software. Per usual, YMMV, but if you need to document each step of the creative process, you can do worse. I have eliminated the final two bubbles, which read “Like a first year” and “Wire a sensor into my HAND to test my BLOOD . . . → Read More: Garlic Lamps for Killing the Hangry

Beep beep, Alex L. here.

My name is Alex, and I am an arts administrator.

As they say, admitting you have the problem is the first step to recovery.

My art space is Site 3 coLaboratory (http://www.site3.ca), a member-driven arts and technology centre best known for having a mostly-functional laser cutter and a slightly unhinged administrative team. I like . . . → Read More: Beep beep, Alex L. here.