Monday, June 16, 2014

merging art & tech

i will be teaching a music & technology "camp" to kids in a few weeks (and also robotics in another session). i have been working on a prototype for a project. it is inspired by Lorenzo Bravi's "Hit the Beat" project. more details to come later when it is finished (plans and code will be posted online). the basic idea is to build a percussion box / drum machine. we will build the instrument, add design elements to it, and program it to play a rhythm.

here is a video of the cardboard prototype, and another of the birch wood prototype.

it is powered by an Arduino, which is controlling a solenoid. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

some recent portraits

some recent portraits done at the Tuesday Night Group, done a couple of weeks apart but using similar palettes (my remaining paint from the top one was used to make the background for the bottom one):