Posts Tagged ‘Something Uncut’

I said – What? (Why I don’t make vlogs)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

This is how I am when I want to record a video but don’t know what to record. I decided to take a look at a few random objects in my room. Some day, maybe I’ll record a proper video of this (as if anyone would be interested).

By the way, if you’ve ever wondered why my programs are rubbish, it’s because this is the person who makes them.

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VU Meter Christmas Tree Lights (Test)

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The 8 sets of lights are responding to the volume of playing music. Each set is made of 80 LEDs. The Arduino in my “soundcase” is controlling them, instead of controlling the 8 lights on the front of the suitcase. The cardboard box holds the original controller boxes that came with each set of Christmas lights, which have been modified (a transistor has been added to switch their outputs).

You can find out more about my soundcase by watching the second half of this video I made about the building process.

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The music used in the second part of the video is from the 2nd of 4 parts from the Commodore 64 port of the demo “Second Reality”.

I’m not sure which was harder to do – modify the controller boxes, or put the lights around the tree… -_-;;

(Beta Test) Singing Motors v2: Koi No Tenshi Mai Orite [Jul 2011]

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Eagle-eyed viewers may notice that I uploaded the singing motor test video with Fuuko’s theme AFTER July. I actually had this Koi No Tenshi video planned for a long time, and wanted to make that video introducing the new singing motors first. =P

Full version is here.

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Text from July 2011:

It’s the version 2 of the Singing Motor! This time, there are 2 that can sing a duet together.
I wonder how it can already be 3 years since I made version 1…

The tuning is wrong with the right-hand motor at the start (it’s not easy to get DC motors to spin at just the right speed – they seem to change as they get hotter, too…). The sound and the video were recorded separately. While recording the sound, I had my fingernails rubbing against the cogs so that they’d actually make some sound, but that would’ve meant you couldn’t have seen the motors moving.

Yes, I do have something big planned, but since it’s big, it will probably take a month or so to prepare for / complete. This is just a proof-of-concept with a MIDI that’s in the public domain.

Cat vs Laser Projector [Dec 2010]

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

My friend’s cat watches my “Toki wo Kizamu Uta” laser show from Christmas 2010 projected onto a wall.

(Full show is here)

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Dying CRT Monitor [Jan 2011]

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Time to turn my head 45 degrees to the right.

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Glitches with 3D shutter glasses

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Nvidia wireless 3D shutter glasses and their infrared transmitter having a weird effect on how stuff looks. I put my camcorder into an infrared-sensitive mode, but turned off the camcorder’s own infrared light. Now I see why it doesn’t really matter where I put that infrared transmitter, if it’s bright enough to light up my room.

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Burning WOTA London mascot with laser

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Another use for a laser projector! Burning the WOTA London mascot character into an old piece of photographic paper by getting my laser projector to scan it really slowly. Unfortunately, I accidentally made it also draw the blanking lines (where the laser should jump from one area to another while turned off), so there are random straight lines scattered about the image, but oh well.

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I hand-traced this graphic as part of a laser show which I made for an event on the 11th of October called “WOTA London” (episode 12). Unfortunately, I pushed myself a little too hard, making a 15-minute show, my longest ever, in 1 week (previously, I took a week to make a 3-minute show). Since I was actually still finishing designing the laser show while packing for and travelling to the event, I forgot to take my camcorder with me. However, I may record it playing at home and upload the video of it some time (although getting permission from several music artists may prove hard).

Here’s the photo of the end result (it really does look this blurry, for some reason).