ultra

  • aleph.
    Apologies for mental denseness, I'm still getting my head back into controller-making after a hiatus. Very excited and inspired by the possibilities of the aleph!
    ultra ·  October 2013
  • aleph.
    @tehn @zebra for the stribe I used the FTDI driver and made my own serial protocol in the Arduino - then used Max to convert the serial stream to OSC and MIDI, and to send LED commands back into the Stribe. Arduino handled AtoD conversion for the s…
    ultra ·  September 2013
  • aleph.
    To design a controller to work easily with the aleph, what would be the best approach? I'm thinking specifically of the stribe, (http://soundwidgets.com/stribe/) which is based on Arduino. It's 8 touchstrip sensors with lots of LED illum…
    ultra ·  September 2013
  • recent progress on the stribe
    beautiful work tanais - not just road-ready, outer-space-ready! @xpm the mod is detailed here: http://soundwidgets.com/smf/index.php?topic=253.msg955#msg955
    ultra ·  April 2010
  • music i made cause of all this
    Thamks for the kindness. Here's some more older stuff (still post-monome) : http://soundcloud.com/phineus/one These trx were made indesire to capture serendipitous music coming off my speakers experimenting with the monome softwares, then…
    ultra ·  February 2010
  • Little Boots remix competition
    LP is a monophonic synth but it can be used as a polyphonic MIDI controller [edit] and/but I don't see her playing a Little Phatty anywhere...
    ultra ·  November 2009
  • Novation Launchpad...
    I just saw the ad in the Sweetwater catalog - the copy says: "36 multi-colored, backlit, sound-warping, volume-changing, groove-creating buttons...." Why does it say 36? Maybe they originally planned a 6x6?
    ultra ·  November 2009
  • new stribe goodies
    whoops! thanks mapmap for the corrected link
    ultra ·  July 2009
  • new stribe goodies
    custom Stribe1 "Duo" with some pots and a joystick: [edit] http://www.curiousinventor.com/blog/85
    ultra ·  July 2009
  • new app : dj64
    late to the party but I gotta say this is frickin amazing - kudos on the excellent app and docs
    ultra ·  June 2009
  • soundcloud....
    http://soundcloud.com/phineus
    ultra ·  June 2009
  • why doesn't _40h_serial work on OSX?
    Yeah I seem to remember it working before. I must've messed up my ports with diff devices or something - will try again after reboot. I'm building a patch to route both monome and stribe, but the new stribe firmware is set to run at s…
    ultra ·  June 2009
  • addding a stribe1 directly to a monome
    The stribe uses a microcontroller to light up the LEDs. You could quite easily attach the touch-strip sensor to one of the available ADCs in the monome, but you'd need to somehow add the stribe firmware to the monome firmware to run the LEDs. …
    ultra ·  June 2009
  • Monome->Stribe Arduino Direct Connect
    Cool, can't wait to see it! Keep in mind you will probably need external power (beyond the 5v USB power from the Arduino) to light up all those LEDs. I was well over spec with the original stribe prototype (16 columns x 64 = 1024 LEDs) but th…
    ultra ·  June 2009
  • new stribe goodies
    "seems like a huge waste of space" "about double the original size" "no black or frosted?" "Its just eye candy" Good points! The idea is to leave a place for add-on circuits like MIDI, CV, power supply (…
    ultra ·  June 2009
  • Monome->Stribe Arduino Direct Connect
    http://soundwidgets.com/smf/index.php?topic=257.0
    ultra ·  June 2009
  • is jamming live over the web possible, yet?
    "The NINJAM client records and streams synchronized intervals of music between participants. Just as the interval finishes recording, it begins playing on everyone else's client. So when you play through an interval, you're playing al…
    ultra ·  February 2009
  • kit builders - leds without the dot
    I think there will always be somewhat of a "dot" effect since the inside of the button is hollowed-out to accept the LED, so the material varies in thickness, thinnest where the LED is. I suppose another approach could be to strategially …
    ultra ·  January 2009
  • mlrV::UNLEASHED (rev2)
    I've made the "span" backwards thing work but it doesn't do the same thing as in earlier versions of mlr. It seems to only work if you span last button, then 1st (I'm on a 40h) then it seems to step backwards, but only play…
    ultra ·  December 2008
  • mlrV::UNLEASHED (rev2)
    very niiice - i made a little track with it: http://soundcloud.com/phineus/houston-theres-no-problem-1
    ultra ·  December 2008
  • New: Stribe1 module kits!
    Standard Arduino (Diecimila, etc) has 6 ADCs, the Arduino MINI has 8. This is because the through-hole version of the ATMEGA168 chip has less legs. The SMD (tiny surface mount) version of the chip used on the MINI has two extra legs w/ 2 additio…
    ultra ·  November 2008
  • New: Stribe1 module kits!
    We had no idea they'd go so fast. New parts have been ordered - you can get on a waiting list by sending an e-mail to sales@curiousinventor.com. New stock will go out in the order of the waiting list.
    ultra ·  November 2008
  • New: Stribe1 module kits!
    @jpsykes: you are describing "cursor" mode, which is a default setting in the firmware. The cursor can be set to disappear when you let go, or to remain "sticky" e.g. retain the last-touched position. It would be pretty str…
    ultra ·  November 2008
  • New: Stribe1 module kits!
    Thanks for all the feedback so far! I'll try to answer everyone's questions as best I can: @mekohler: You will need an Arduino or other microcontroller board to connect the Stribe1 to the PC. Scott has also started on some firmware fo…
    ultra ·  November 2008
  • what's your definition of 'open source hardware'?
    Wow! This has really turned into quite a thought-provoking discussion, with tons of valid points on all sides. A minor point of clarification: the Stribe kit includes a retail version of the Arduino MINI that I purchase fully assembled, and then…
    ultra ·  October 2008
  • what's your definition of 'open source hardware'?
    Limor - No worries - I did get a bit miffed at first but that's only natural I suppose. The web is funny that way. I definitely understand where you're coming from, and I do think it's an issue of definition, education, and usage. …
    ultra ·  October 2008
  • what's your definition of 'open source hardware'?
    Thanks for chiming-in Phillip - it's great to see this discussed and it is definitely super-relevant to most if not all here. I didn't ping you directly right away 'cause I wasn't quite sure how to feel about it and wanted some …
    ultra ·  October 2008
  • what's your definition of 'open source hardware'?
    Interesting article in Wired: http://www.wired.com/techbiz/startups/magazine/16-11/ff_openmanufacturing?currentPage=all#
    ultra ·  October 2008
  • what's your definition of 'open source hardware'?
    Aye, there's the rub! Just drop the capital O and S! :)
    ultra ·  October 2008
  • what's your definition of 'open source hardware'?
    @edison: Hopefully I'm not burning any bridges with the Make folks; I think Make is totally awesome and a true boon to society. I really just want to get a dialog going - I think it's an important conversation to have. Great thoughts o…
    ultra ·  October 2008