Playable Papercraft Piano Box

Our founder Cata­rina Mota @ NYC Resis­tor

From NYC Resis­tor web­site

Eric Skiff wrote:

The piano box is a (some­what poly­phonic) paper toy syn­the­sizer with 12 keys, each trig­ger­ing a tone and an LED. The keys are a set of capac­i­tive sen­sors, made of cop­per tape, con­trolled by an Arduino Mega run­ning the CapSense and Tone libraries. The code for this project, writ­ten by Will Byrd and Cata­rina Mota, can be down­loadedhere. Please note that the cur­rent ver­sion of the Tone library has some prob­lems on Arduino 1.0. so it’s best to use ver­sion 23 or ear­lier.

The libraries used are avail­able here:
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/CapSense
http://code.google.com/p/rogue-code/wiki/ToneLibraryDocumentation

Music: Chibi Ninja – from Resis­tor Anthems by Eric Skiff

So full of win!

Posted by  via T(h)inker it!

 

So it was, yes­ter­day Alt­Lab meetup was full of win.
It started with some­one show­ing off his project, Laser Tag… no, no laser­ish paint­ball­ish kind of laser tag, it was more graf­fiti tag­ging, but using a laser pointer, a video pro­jec­tor, a cam­era and a kind off nifty soft­ware 🙂
Every­one played with it, and headed back inside, it was a kind of chilly in the back alley.Next, João Neves and me went on a date with Vio­leta… It was a kind of three­some, but Vio­leta is Alt­Lab Cup­cake 3D printer!I tried print­ing a part from a Wal­lace, bat as usual, Vio­leta didn’t fin­ished the print, and I was using my com­puter, so the plot thick­ens! 🙁


 

The prob­lem is in the printer, now we’re cer­tain of this! We scav­enged Alt­Lab junk… err… the nice and very orga­nized ware­house for ATX PSU, and tried a few, but that didn’t, so we plugged the orig­i­nal one back, and it worked! Vio­leta is print­ing again, at least two parts for Franky (a mini-mendel) with­out a hitch, the future will tell us.

 

And the pièce de résis­tance was the first test of a stereo lith­o­g­ra­phy printer… “what?!!?” it’s a 3D printer using photo sen­si­ble resin as a medium, very impres­sive piece of tech­nol­ogy. They made some expo­sure tests to under­stand how long they need to expose the resin for a per­fect cure, it’s around 15 sec­onds and they-re ready for the next layer 🙂 A full of win day!