THE FLY AT NIGHT
We’ve been dancing… These images show a side by side comparison of firefly in action when tuned to “listen” out for different frequency ranges within the same 6-18 second audio sample. I’ve learnt that firefly likes strong and simplistic melodies, but has a tendency to freak out over complex harmonies (unlike it’s owner)! I’m also learning a new piece of software which should allow me to simulate a more complex range of movement and should help me to build some more interesting actuators in the near future. Firefly and I are also preparing for a fun night of filming for Mr. Kennedy’s music video in the coming weeks!!!
ON MY MIND
Firefly can dance!!! This evening I reached a bit of a milestone in the run-up to my collaboration with the one and only Toby Kennedy. I’ve been faffing with firefly on and off for a while, but I’ve now finally gotten to the stage where he can respond to music (frequency and/or volume)… It’s not as complicated as it sounds, but has admittedly taken me a while to get to this stage… He also now has 3 axes of movement as opposed to the previous 2. So once my camera battery has recharged we will resume our session and start snapping!! Ps. the song firefly is dancing to is THIS.
FIRE IT UP
NEWS!! Firefly and I will be collaborating with the fantastic Toby Kennedy to create some super visuals for some rather special music! Lots of adjectives to digest there. I suggest you all keep your eyes and ears peeled and look at Toby’s website HERE for more info and some sounds!
The EKM shop is now ready and waiting for your custom!! Go buy some original, limited edition things right HERE
NEW YEAR UPDATE
Head on over to my PORTFOLIO site to see a revised layout and a few new projects! I’ve also been making preparations for the launch of a brand spanking NEW online shop where I will sell a few limited edition prints and drawings to order. From the 1st of Jan 2013, you will be able to buy my stuff from HERE - wallets at the ready..!
this is what I did with my extra hour to celebrate daylight saving time - Irecently upgraded my kit with a higher torque servo (to reduce wobble) and an Arduino MEGA just to make my life easier when I add more servos. However, these small changes have made things quite a lot harder and it’s taken me a long and frustrating time to get Arduino and Grasshopper talking again. But I have finally managed it and here are the results! I started paying with a blinking LED too and quite pleased that these images are finally starting to resemble bits of drawings. On to the next stage…
p.s. It took quite a lot longer than 1 hour
Oh go on then - here are two more images just to show the ‘playing’ stage of this new found relationship between best buddies Arduino and Grasshopper. Sleeptime…
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AIN’T NO STOPPIN
So this evening (and after hours and hours of fiddling) I managed to hook my robotic friend up to Grasshopper (!!I know!!) for some real-time servo manipulation. YES! Much more cool stuff coming up… And more photos soon (let me sleep + go to work first though)…
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THE BEST IS YET TO COME
But until then - check these puppies! I have a slightly larger and more stable rig now setup + the results are not perfect, but still quite cool. Still some wobble on the more extreme angles…
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= pleaser - more to come shortly. but for now…
SOMETHING OLD MEETS SOMETHING NEW
… Keep your eyes peeled… This is going to be FUN! - I should make it clear that this is part of something much bigger :F humhumhum!
ROLL UP ROLL UP
Come see my piece (and many other pieces!) at the RIBA open exhibition until the 3rd November - here are a few shots from today’s visit!
A few weeks back, my mister and I acknowledged the 36th anniversary of the release of JACO PASTORIUS’ debut solo album by recording a little duet (Me on Bass and Finn on Rhodes) - it went on for quite a while, but here’s a little 60 second snippet of our efforts… And Who knows, we might just be recording a few more things!..
P.s Jaco.P is my ‘most favouritiestestest’ bass player ever!
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