Laptop Gloves

Problem 

Delhi is freezing these days with major swings in the temperature and I caught a major cold. Now since I am feeling cold more than usual, my mother has ensured I am covered in three layers of clothing. Besides I am expected to wear a muffler, ear pads, gloves and socks.

Thats me!

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Now the problem is I can’t use the trackpad of my laptop with the gloves on. And I dont feel comfortable if I dont wear gloves. [Yes I am complaining more than required, I know]

Solution

I didnt have conductive threads and I am not in a state to go to market or anything, so I had to make do with the most malleable conductor I had at home – Aluminum Foil!

So the idea is to line the inner layer of your index finger with aluminium, connect a wire to it and pull that outside through the glove and connect it to another strip of aluminum wire and wrap that around the outer surface of the index finger.

 

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Demo

 

TADA!

Now I can be sick and yet productive! 😛

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Arduino Noise [Four Step Sequencer]

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This is a demo video for an intermediate stage of a 4 step sequencer that I have built using an Arduino Uno and the Mozzi library.

The synth right now also has an LFO and Reverb mode but has not been demo-ed in the video.

It is very easy to build once you know the concepts of sound synthesis. All you need is an arduino, some knobs, a baterry and a Soap Box to put them all in 🙂

Source Code needs some cleaning up and will be put up soon 🙂

Add some LEDs and LDRs to it and you have a blingy noise box!

Speaker at The Goa Project

906797_178224115660489_938467292_oI just made a quick but tiring trip to Goa as I was selected as one of the many speakers to give a lightning talk. I spoke on DIY sound objects. Was not able to take pictures. Also, I think my learning from the conference has mostly been intangible so bear the incoherence of the post. Just putting things here to keep them archived and in memory.

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