Archive for June 2014

A Musical Sculpture at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014   Leave a comment

Here is a wonderful musical sculpture crafted by Christopher T. Palmer on display at the Maker Faire. The piece is called “Nicht mit dem Titel, ein” Google translate says this means “Not with the title, a” or something like that.

It uses restored cuckoo clock whistles, a microcontroller, some model servos. It plays every 15 minutes.

IMG_0146 KH6WZ - cuckoo whistles

 

IMG_0147 kh6wz close up cuckoo whistle and bellows

 

More information on Chris and his  studio can be found here.

Watch the video on YouTube Channel KH6WZ!

More Maker Faire pictures and stories to come! Stay tuned!

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Intelligent Infrared Sensors at Bay Area Maker Faire 2014   Leave a comment

 

University of California, Davis engineering students  Sam Dawson (left) and Andrew Chung (right) demonstrate their engineering project at the Bay Area Maker Faire. The microprocessors in each box are equipped with infrared sensors and emitters that “talk” to each other and glow different colors to indicate their relationships to another box.

The project provided hands-on experience in both hardware and software to supplement lectures and textbook learning.

Watch the video on YouTube Channel KH6WZ.

For more information on the UC Davis Engineering programs, visit

The Davis Adaptive RF Technology (DART) Lab

UC Davis College of Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering

2014 UC Davis Picnic Day

 

Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 – Laser Harp Demo   Leave a comment

IMG_0104 kh6wz laser harp by UCDavis

The laser harp drew a lot of attention from little kids. The string less musical instrument features laser beams, laser sensors and an electronic harp that can actually teach how to play a tune.

Click here for more information on the UC Davis Laser Harp Project.

Watch the video on KH6WZ.

More Bay Area Maker Faire pictures and stories coming soon!