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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Here is a sketch for an arduino program I made that allows mouse control with a joystick and rotary encoder (for the scroll wheel).

The arduino mousecontrol operates on how many pixels it moves, so the mouse moves a lot slower on my big screen mac than it does on my dinky laptop.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Check out this game!

Here's a space based RTS game that uses vector graphics and some interesting choices. It's made by a friend of mine and will launch on kickstarter soon.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

The DSN12 Tutorial Blog

To anyone seeing this, I started a new blog about how to use a cool little synth app for the 3DS.

Check it out here: http://dsn12tutorial.blogspot.com/p/index.html

Monday, July 14, 2014

Constructed language based on music

Anyone who is close to me knows about my favorite on-going thought experiment to construct a language based on a simple musical pattern. I originally thought a pentatonic scale would be fitting, due to the easily distinguishable tones and limit of only 5 notes. My idea, when I first toyed around with it, was that this was a language made by a tribe of forest dwelling beings who lacked vocal cords but were of the same intelligence as humans. Therefore, I would prefer my language to have a scale that is more natural than the 12 note chromatic.

I have recently discovered a constructed language called Solresol, and a modern revamping of it named Sarus, that uses a 7 note scale.

Solresol note range

My issue with these languages, though, is that they were not explicitly designed with the intention of being completely musical, one such example is that techniques such as trilling were not incorporated. Additionally, the dictionary for these languages is HUGE and follows grammar rules similar to English and French, which I thought was too similar and a bit unweildy for a small tribe with little outside contact. For my basis, I think that Toki Pona is a much more suitable model. Now all I have to do is come up with the notes!

I also decided it was important to have an instrument central to the group. A wind instrument seemed to make the most sense. I own quite a few simple wind instruments such as the ocarina, shakuhachi, tinwhistle, native american flute, and quena. I wanted something unique, possibly playable one-handed. I found some unusual instruments such as the Picco pipe, the koudi, and the tabor pipe. I even considered sawing a recorder in half to see what that sounds like (I might still do that because it would be a cheap experiment). After digging through many Wikipedia pages, I came across the mysterious sounding willow flute. Hear a demo of what it can sound like:

Beautiful, unusual scale. No finger holes. Closeley tied with nature. Potentially playable one handed. Now this is what I've been looking for.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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