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03 OCTOBER 2014

Ototo: bespoke musical instruments with pocket-sized circuit board

"Ototo–a pocket–sized circuit board in the mold of the Arduino and MaKey MaKey that was was designed to be a 'musical invention kit' and helps kids build bespoke electronic instruments without writing a line of code or burning a single finger on a soldering iron. It can play music out of the box with the 12 black and white triangles acting like piano keys and a surface–mounted speaker emitting sound, but it's killer application is the ability to create outlandish orchestras by connecting it to funky objects with alligator clips. Plants become percussive instruments, sauce pans become a drum set, and even simple pencil sketches can produce unique sounds when tapped."

(Joseph Flaherty, 22 October 2013, Wired)

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alligator clip • analogue correspondenceArduino • bespoke instruments • bespoke musical instruments • circuit boardcommonplace objectscreative playcreative technology • crocodile clip • design and technologydevicedo-it-yourselfgadget • gizmo • interaction designinteractive objects • Joseph Pleass • Kickstarterkit • low-tech music • MaKey MaKey • Mark McKeague • music making technologyOtotoout-of-the-boxphysical and digital interactionpocket-sized circuit boardsound generatorsound toytechnology for engagementThereminWired (magazine)Yuri Suzuki

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
21 FEBRUARY 2014

MIDIDesaster plays Duke Nukem 64 intro on a dot matrix printer

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Atmel ATmega8circuit boardcomputer controlled musical instrumentcomputer printer • dot matrix printer • Duke Nukem • Duke Nukem 64 • Eye of the Tiger (1982) • Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) • Hysteria (2003) • impact matrix printer • MIDI • MIDIDesaster • music making technology • paper feed • print head • printer synth • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) • sound generatorstepper motortechnology repurposingtheme musicuseless machinesWallace and Gromit

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
13 FEBRUARY 2014

Raspberry Pi Box Lunch with Miller Puckette

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1990sAndroid OS • BSD license • collaborative production • create music together • data • developer base • FreeBSD OS • FUDI (networking protocol) • GNU • Graphics Environment for Multimedia (GEM) • GridFlow • Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musique (IRCAM) • interactive computer music • interactivityiOS • IRIX OS • LAN • Linux • live collaboration • Mac OS X • matrix processing • Max (software)Max/MSP • Miller Puckette • multimedia works • music making technology • open source project • OpenGL • PiDiP • Pure Data (Pd) • Pure Data Packet • Raspberry Pireal-timereal-time interactivity • San Diego Supercomputer Center • software programmeterminal connectionvirtual collaborationvisual musicvisual programming languageWindows OS

CONTRIBUTOR

Mik Parsons
08 FEBRUARY 2014

Arduino controlled floppy drives play Somebody That I Used To Know

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Arduino • Arduino UNO • computer controlled musical instrument • controller programme • device • disk drive • floppy disk drive music • floppy disk drive orchestra • floppy drive • floppy music • Gigawipf • JavaMIDI • Moppy • music for floppy drivesmusic making technology • M_usical Fl_oppy • read/write headsSomebody That I Used To Know (song)technology repurposinguseless machineswhimsical interactions

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Simon Perkins
21 JUNE 2013

1980s chiptune easter egg rediscovered in NZ washing machines

"Twenty years of patriotism on the part of Fisher & Paykel has been revealed thanks to a viral social media video that shows its washing machines can play the national anthem. A video posted on YouTube by a woman on Tuesday has received more than 165,000 hits. The woman explains how to make the washing machine play the New Zealand national anthem.

Fisher & Paykel marketing manager Sonya Aitken said the machines, which can also play the United States and Australian anthems, were programmed to play tunes by the company's engineers for demonstration purposes. ... While the singing machines were used to draw customers' attention in stores 20 years ago, it was no longer part of sales techniques, so the feature had essentially been forgotten and then rediscovered, she said."

(Laura Walters, 21/06/2013, Fairfax NZ News)

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1980s8-bit • Advance Australia Fair • anthem • Aotearoa New ZealandAustralia • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) • chiptunecultural significance of objectsdigital archaeologydigital artefactsdomestic material objecteaster egg • Fisher and Paykel • God Defend New Zealand • hidden feature • Home of the Brave • how to do thingsmusic making technology • national anthem • obsolescenceordinary manufactured objectoutgrownpatriotism • power surge • rediscoveredremainderremains of the past • sales technique • social media • Sonya Aitken • tune • United Statesuseless machinesviral video • washing machine • what is left of the pastwhimsical interactions

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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