The Blog of Maxim Porges

Posts Tagged ‘Electronics’

  • Jamming on the Arduinome with mlrv

    I wile away many an evening jamming out loops on my Arduinome with mlrv, so I thought I’d capture a little on tape.

    Each track in mlrv holds a sample, and relates to a horizontal button row on the Arduinome. The sample is sliced up in to sections, and my Arduinome controls the triggering of the first 8 sections (since it’s only 8 buttons wide). mlrv has a basic loop recorder that I use at the beginning of the video to capture the baseline.

    This was recorded by piping the output of mlrv to Soundflower, routing Soundflower in to Logic, capturing mlrv with iShowU, and editing in Final Cut Express.

    2010.12.31 / 3 responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • SammichSID Finished

    I just finished my latest electronics project, which is a synthesizer that uses the chips from a Commodore64 for the sound engine. It’s totally awesome, makes lots of blinky flashing lights, and sounds like a bunch of retro game consoles having a drunken orgy.

    I’ll post some more pics and videos soon, but here’s a little teaser.

    2010.12.21 / 1 response / Category: Uncategorized

  • Greater Orlando Hackerspace

    After I started getting in to electronics and realized that I was only going to get so far on my Make: Electronics book alone, I looked around for maker groups in the Orlando area.

    As it turns out, there’s one right in my back yard in Altamonte Springs: the Greater Orlando Hackerspace. My first attempts to contact them a few months back were in vain, but I hit them up again today after seeing some activity on their blog, and learned that they are still going strong just with a little restructuring taking place. They still have “Microcontroller Mondays” every Monday at 7 PM so I hope to go out there in a week or two to show my Arduinome, and maybe help some other people build one while learning some stuff myself.

    If you are interested in getting engaged, check out their membership page and drop them an email. If you don’t want to join but want to do a little good for the community, please send them a donation for their laser cutter. Any amount is welcomed, but only $10 gets you a keychain!

    2010.08.15 / 3 responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • My Arduinome Build in Pictures

    Get the flash player here:

    2010.08.14 / no responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • How to Build An Arduinome (Part 3): Diodes and LEDs

    How to Build an Arduinome (Part 3): Diodes and LEDs from Maxim Porges on Vimeo.

    In this part of the series, we take a look at the diodes and LEDs, and I solder them on to the SparkFun PCBs.

    2010.08.14 / no responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • How to Build an Arduinome (Part 2): Components

    I’m working my way through the Arduinome making-of videos, and this is the first one I’ve been able to upload.

    How to Build an Arduinome (Part 2): Components from Maxim Porges on Vimeo.

    Unless I decide to spend $60 a year on a Vimeo pro account, it might be slow-going with the uploads, but please bear with me! The whole entire process will be documented, and you’ll be able to see the whole collection of videos on my Arduinome page once they are all done.

    2010.08.01 / no responses / Category: Uncategorized

  • The Arduinome is Finished!

    Loads more to come in the way of a detailed video build log, but here’s me messing with the Arduinome running the mlrv patch in MaxMSP. It basically turns the Arduinome in to a sample player, which was the primary reason I built it.

    This is my first time messing with mlrv, so please excuse the fact that I suck. Your ears should bleed slightly less during the second half as I start to get the hang of it.

    2010.07.26 / 3 responses / Category: Uncategorized