TIL that manual pick and place machines exist:
I love the fablab.
Had this idea to turn a half-baked card game about brewing potions by stacking ingredient cards into a tabletop experience with nice tactile elements yesterday night at 21h and made a sketch. Next day by lunchtime I have this on my desk:
also when am I ever going to have the time to edit that... so many things to do, so little time
although I was thinking of an art installation with six (or 54?) LCD screens
Just googled "Kubrick's Cube" after mispronouncing Rubik's Cube and was not disappointed:
this screen view is actually incredibly useful to practice hitting the correct keys blindly / making less fingering mistakes. I can orient myself by looking at which keys are currently pressed, aim on the screen and then see whether I manage to hit a new chord with no collateral presses :)
its amazing how much time I've spent this week just idly noodling around on this (half) keyboard
Building some kind of "Chord Explorer" for the keyboard. I want to be able to press random keys together and have it tell me the relationships between the notes to collect and learn chords (and scales).
"Patterns for Chords and Scales in the Wicki-Hayden Layout"
Spent some time yesterday learning basic music theory on the Wicki-Hayden layout with @nff and sorry but the accepted notation is crazy!
Something that blew me away is how hard it is to find simple information like "what are the two intervals in a major chord, *in semitones*?"
Everyone shows you this stuff in musical notation where you need to know which lines have one and which have two semitones between them...
should've maybe CWd this with "venting", sorry
haven't been making keys for two weeks because opening the mold and seeing some with no feet bc air bubbles or finding another crack in the mold. just. sucks.
At the same time I feel like I'm so close it's not worth to make a new mold, try a different way of compressing it or another solution to the air bubble problem
tinkering between hard- and software, research and development, audio- and visual...
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