Midnight Research Labs describes a nifty theremin hack implemented by detecting signal strength of a WIFI signal. Python source is available to examine. link [kudos HackADay] Bonus Hack: Zevv implements an ultrasonic theremin, emitting ultrasonic chirps from laptop speakers, detecting reflection to the microphone, and driving a tone generator.
Pix from neighborhood of Dog Canyon in southern New Mexico, 2008. Related Posts: What We Hike 2, What We Hike
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25 years ago today, Sony Corporation of America v Universal City Studios, Inc was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, affirming that time-shifting is fair use and does not infringe on copyright. [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoDr_04-CMs] [video link]
We had the opportunity to explore Las Vegas, New Mexico (not the other one). Old western towns along the rail line tended to have one fancy hotel to make a good impression on visitors, and the Plaza Hotel on the square of Las Vegas has been restored. We took a room, and can recommend a [...]
We often use a Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth headset with our computer, so we can a) listen to streaming video/audio without inflicting our choices nearby innocents, and b) remain untied by a corded headset when we jump up with sudden inspiration. A previous post explored building a USB charger for our cell phone, and we [...]