Work on the dirt cheap electronic drum has started. Piezo elements are used as triggers, conditioned/amplified by an op-amp circuit, then sent to a PIC16f84 which tracks the inputs and sends the appropriate information via RS232 to a Winderz PC running a custom DirectX (8) application.
Of course when more progress is made, you will be able to find schematics, pics, sounds/samples, code, etc. here.
Ok, the infiltration lab weblog now has an ultra elite old skewl tfile luvin ascii mode, in case you're into that kind of thing. There's a little link up in the right hand corner for future reference. If you notice it's slower than the normal mode, that's probably because the formatting was a major bitch.
Anyway, I was thinking about adding a cookie mechanism to store the mode and perhaps adding additional modes in the future...but that's a project for another rainy day (which is RARE in this town).
I've been ignoring my web page way too much. I guess I just haven't been in the mood to post. Perhaps this will change.
My trip to San Diego to see Peter was great! While I was there, toorcon was taking place. We didn't stay for too many talks, but I made sure we got back there to check out freedom downtime...it was an excellent documentary! We had a wonderful time overall, and it made me hate coming back to Lubbock that much more....bah!
I still have the VTech driving tutor/teacher toy torn apart on my desk. To my surprise, I found several reliable ways to get it into ultra hyper glitch mode...I'm going to take my time on this one though and make sure I'm not overlooking any great bends. I still can't believe I haven't found any decent pitch bends in this motha.
"After years of waiting....I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case. I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case. I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case. I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case"
Well, I went a week without updating anything on the web page, so I guess it's about time.
I finished work on the lab rat today. I thought I was finished about a week ago, but I actually had to open it back up today to finish the output resistor stuff so it would be line-out compatible.
After I got the line-out stuff working, I took some pics and made some recordings and put up a quick and dirty page for it. Links from the art section.
Hmmm...now to choose which one to mod next. Shall it be the Elmo Guitar, the VTech Driver, or the Cool Keys guitary thingy? I think I'm gonna do the VTech Driver because the case is nice and big and the circuits inside are relatively complex.
Well, it's official...Cox@Home (my cable modem provider) sucks. They have finally gone and filtered port 80 in order to prevent people from running personal web servers...which means that if you're reading this you've connected on an alternate port and probably already realize this.
The catalyst for this drastic measure was probably the Code Red virus that still plagues the net and infects windows users who either don't know how to download security patches or didn't even know they were running a web server in the first place.
I completely disagree with @Home's policy here and I think other steps should have been taken. Oh well, the world is full of money-obsessed corporations who don't care about ideals...