So far the Midi Controller has gone fairly well! I’ve had more than a few hiccups on the way but I plan on building this again and incorporating it into my final year show. I’m certain the points I’ve tripped up will help me find sturdier and more suitable ways of building such a design. At… Continue reading Good News and Bad News
For my design I need 9 wires to run to each ball; 5V, GND, SCL, SDA, SDO, CS, R, G, B. I had a VGA cable at home, and when I stripped it down it had 9 wires inside! After piercing the LED and accelerometer through the card I soldered the ends to each of… Continue reading Wiring and Coding
I found these baubles on amazon that seem perfect for the job, they split into two separate pieces and are built to contain things… ideal! Now I need a means of hiding the interior of the baubles and a means of getting wire inside. For this I drilled a hole into one half of 3 of… Continue reading The Baubles
I got hold of wood of similar size, cut the correct dimensions then assembled and drilled together the pieces. I chiselled a groove down the centre of the thinner pieces to give space for wires. Then I attached a hinge for easy access, with only one screw needed to open and close the frame.
After testing springs found at nearby shops, I soon realised that the motion wasn’t smooth enough and started to think of different ways I could create the right momentum. After sketching a couple of ideas I have ended up with this design. The frame will be able to open up so that I can replace… Continue reading Redesigning my Initial Structure
For my final project I would like to build an instrument. The change in sound will be a result of physically pulling/pushing an ‘orb’ (attached to the top of a thin metal pole) and releasing it causing it to sway creating a range of resistance that I can use as data .As I have not… Continue reading Proposal