After my recent bookstand project, I was looking for a simple project to put left-over lumber to good use. These coasters are what I came up with.
A tree is the epitome of a selfless life - it provides shelter and sustenance for decades and it is sad to see any part of such a worthy being go to waste.
In this post I describe a quick project combining cedar, purpleheart and maple. The combination is aesthetically pleasing and can be put together in a few hours with simple hand tools.
I was building this project on a tight schedule and thus things don’t line up 100% - someone with better skills or more time should produce better output.
The incredibly talented Pem Lasota, Aram Ebtekar and I put together a small project to enhance the music experience in our living room.
What ensued is the first of many projects we plan to roll out - all focused on building the greatest living-room music experience in the world.
The setup involves 4096 LEDs arranged in a matrix, powered by a raspberry pi and a beefy condenser mic. The electronics fit into a 3D printed case. Pem did a significant chunk of this in Solidworks - a piece of software I was extremely impressed with. In one of the sessions, I was able to make reasonable headway with mild supervision. Few pieces of software are this easy to pick up. Solidworks have done a solid job.
and when everything is put together, it looks like this:
The frame listens via the condenser mic and generates beautiful visualizations when it “hears” audio. This is what happens when we blast Pavarotti on our music system:
A neutrino effect to Flume's Hyperparadise:
The Matrix effect when the bass drops: