Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shapeways offering Alumtide for a limited time

Shapeways, a 3D printing service, is offering to make stuff out of Alumtide, which is “White, Strong & Flexible” with Aluminum mixed in with it." Interesting!

What I want to know is if the material is electrically conductive and if 3d printed circuit traces are possible. I love the idea of an additive process of creating PCBs instead of the old messy way of etching PCBs with nasty chemicals.

Check out this Arduino case someone came up with.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Do you use Google Buzz? Here I am

I decided to join Google Buzz and see if it's useful to me. I think it can be a very useful tool for people of similar hobbies and interests. This isn't my primary email though, so I'm starting from a small number of people in the network. Let's see how it goes.

Here's my profile:

3x Coron DS8 Clones Complete!

3x Coron DS8 Clones
Originally uploaded by drOffset
As part of my ongoing drum synth contruction project, here are 3 Coron DS8 Drum Synth clones on one panel. I learned a lot on this build that I think will help keep things organized for the rest of the project.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Check out Ruin and Wessen for Lunetta articles

EM member Psyingo has a great looking blog where, among other things, he discusses techniques and ideas for adding to your Lunetta CMOS Synth.  A Lunetta is a home-made sound circuit that is highly customizable and very fun to make and use.

This particular article is called:  Synth DIY: Synthesis with logic concepts

Check it out!

So what's been going on?

I haven't written anything here in ages. This should catch you up with my awesome progress.

My son is 21 months old now, wow time flies.

Metaplace went down, that's a bummer.

I'm building a DIY analog Drum Synth, follow the progress here:

I'm writing an Intro to Lunetta CMOS synth building document, see the thread here:

I'm into Unity3D now, what a fantastic engine. Imagine if Maya had a game engine built into it. Also joined the very cool community The Unity Artist.

I'm also a beta tester for Stencyl, a really cool 2D game engine that allows easy sharing of assets and code. Jon and the gang at Stencyl are very helpful and really like getting feedback.

I'll probably buy an iPad. I know, I know. This will be the first Apple product I ever own, and I'm hoping it will prove useful to my art and music stuff.

I've gotten into chipmusic and trackers. Currently learning Milkytracker and LSDJ, and joined the online communities at and

I have a Soundcloud account now where you can hear my random experiements in Lunetta world.

I'll probably never go back to Second Life. What awful customer service. I have a fair amount of $lindens in my account and use them to pay the monthly fee. Well I forgot to cash a bit of it in to pay the fee and now the account is locked. Can't get into the website, can't get into SLexchange, nothing. I even called customer service and the guy refused to do anything without a credit card. Linden lab must not think much of their own currency because they didn't want to exchange some to pay their own monthly fee. I apologize to all of my sculpted primitive customers for disappearing but I have no idea what the status of the land or shop items is, and our PMs obviously won't get to me.

Oh yeah and we finished a project at my day job, that was fun.