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# introduction
I make machines to make music.
They're made of silicon and ceramic flakes on the inside, wood and aluminium on the outside.

I like electronics, 3d sound, modular synths, VR, cycling, transcendental meditation, infodiving, anti-gravity racing, strong beer, the white noise of the sea, the grain of wood, and weird plants.

I try and create things with puredata, Eagle, C, html/css/javascript, glsl, and I'm in love with Powershell.
Clojure-curious.

Longing for Singularity.

just smoked a transistor. First in like 10yrs lol, the smell, the memories, that sweet, sweet burning epoxy <3

anybody knows/can advice for a OS dedicated to / ?
I've been using an old phone with and audio apps for some time now, but I was wondering if there's an alternative out there...
Thanks!

made more maps, played quite a bit.
I found very interesting how it works on the sense of space and spatial memory, when I get to the exit of a map I don't really have a clear "image" of the path I took, it's more like "I know what turns I should take"
Remembers me of how I can just drive anywhere in my small hometown, but don't know its shape, as I never had to use a map.
Also my SO played and enjoyed it, and she solved the labyrinth!
Thinking about maybe taking this to some gameJam/fest...

my new favourite gaming console 😜
Finished my simple labyrinth game, enjoying it a lot!
Next steps:
- give this thing a name
- put electonics in a lil box
- take it outside and play in the dark on a cold winter night
- order a linear shaker button for the neckband, experiment with different patterns and effects
- make an overall better neckband (3dvprint something?)
- make a huge labyrinth, like 100x100
- go 3D
- go 4D

just finished writing my rotation function. Took surprisingly long to figure out the counter-clockwise part

ok I decided to make a simple labyrinth game with my screenless setup; keyboard and vibro motor on the back of the neck.

Turn and move with arrow keys, you hit a wall, single dash vibration. That's it.

In my notes:
// make also 3d laby!
// and why the fuck not 4d????

I think it's time I go to tf bed now.

experimenting with a tiny vibro motor taped to a rubber wirstband, aiming for screenless and visualless operation.
Not completely satisfied, if the pulses are too brief it's basically impossible to feel it...
Will continue experimenting!

@KnowPresent

been doing some experiments repurposing an old ps/2 keyboard, tried a tap tempo script using the on-board leds.
I'm really enjoying typing without a screen, like a real console cowboy!
Next steps:
- learn touch typing
- get rid of any visual feedback
- implement sound feedback
- or maybe some form of haptic feedback, like a vibro wirstband, or with a linear actuator

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Program a programming language which allows to define a function to create functions 🤯

@neauoire have you seen this collection of pictures of vintage computers? How amazing!
flickr.com/photos/xlat8086/alb

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Having one of those coding sessions where you're sure something should be simpler than you're making it, but you just can't see how.

rewrote a bunch of string functions in C so that they can operate in a purely functional way, and without memory leaks. I'm so proud. 🤩
Fast and functional, best of both worlds!

plant-e.com/en/informatie/
OMG it's real 😱

I remember splashing a couple electrodes in my hydroponic avocado's water and reading ~200mV, and thinking "uhm, maybe I can step it up to a couple volts with a charge pump and fire up an LED!".
They did it. They friggin' did it.

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"Plants produce organic matter through photosynthesis, but only part of this matter is used for plant growth. The rest is excreted into the soil through the plant’s roots.

In the soil, bacteria around the roots break down this organic matter, releasing electrons as a waste product.

The technology developed by Plant-e harvests these electrons to power small electrical devices."

esa.int/Applications/Telecommu

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Somebody made an Orca twittee bot!

Take a look at ORCΛTWEETS (@orcatweets): twitter.com/orcatweets?s=09

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Similar findings for reishi:

"Tea waste was investigated as a new supplement for substrate mixtures in Ganoderma lucidum cultivation. The substrate formulations producing highest yield and biological efficiency were 80 (sawdust) : 20 (tea waste) and 75 (sawdust) : 25 (tea waste). Yield and biological efficiency of substrates containing tea waste were generally higher than that of the control (80 sawdust : 18 wheat bran : 1 sucrose : 1 CaCO3)."

link.springer.com/article/10.1

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animating noise by rotating through the cached rays. this is still too high contrast + has some weird artifacts, but i really like how it moves.

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