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RGB LED

(October 19th 2010) I got my delivery of RGB LED’s earlier (from www.oomlout.co.uk) and have spent the evening trying to find a way of implementing them into my Max/Msp patch. I had previously used processing to light regular LED’s, but the RGB LED’s were a bit more tricky to control from Max. I used Maxuino […]

Carbon Composition

Recent upload to Soundcloud (short example of my university project). See earlier blog posts for further details on the project. Carbon Composition by Guy Evans Huge thanks to Usman Haque (and all the Pachube staff) and also to Current Cost. This project would not have been possible without their help.

Note Test (Oct 7th 2010)

Note Test (October 7th 2010) from Guy Evans on Vimeo. Short update on my university project using Pachube data to create a musical composition. This video shows in more detail the max/msp object ‘freq2note’ (created by Karlheinz Essl – essl.at/​). Firstly, i convert the electricity usage from Watts to Hertz. The max object (freq2note) then […]

Pachube Musical Score

Pachube Musical Score – October 3rd 2010 from Guy Evans on Vimeo. Latest update on my university project, converting real-time energy usage into a musical composition. Yesterday,  I was experimenting with the Max/Msp ‘Real-time Composition Library’ by Karlheinz Essl (http://www.essl.at). Its an incredible library, lots of useful objects and some great examples to get started […]

Project Update (Oct 2nd) VIDEO

Project Update (Oct 2nd 2010) from Guy Evans on Vimeo. Short video showing the updated design for my university project. Please see earlier blog posts for more details on this project. (I replaced the previous video with this new version, fixed a few glitches with incorrect colours being displayed on the map regarding the Pachube […]

Project Update (Oct 1st 2010)

(Click the image above to view in fullsize) I’ve spent the past few days completely redesigning the interface for my project. I’ve removed the sine-wave displays and opted for a much simpler interface. I redesigned it in Max/Msp, using a world map (with a Creative Commons license) and also made each point on the map […]

Pachube/Current Cost (Composition)

Current Cost Composition from Guy Evans on Vimeo. Haven’t updated this blog for a few weeks due to illness, so thought i had better give an update on the various things i’ve been working on. I mentioned in my previous post’s how i had managed to cut my energy usage quite dramatically (and easily) by […]

Pachube controlled Glockenspiel (Work in progress)

I finally got my ebay parcel of components yesterday and i now hope to incorporate many of the parts into the next phase of my Pachube project. I was lucky to win this item on ebay, which consists of 3 glockenspiels and a huge amount of solenoids, capacitors, diodes, relays, potentiometers, buttons, switches, PCB board, […]

Pachube Project Update (Sept 1st 2010)

Aug 29th 2010 Pachube Test from Guy Evans on Vimeo. Project update (Sept 1st 2010) I’ve spent the past few weeks making more changes to my Max/Msp patch, trying out various other data streams from Pachube and also planning aspects of the installation itself. Currently I’m gathering data from Pachube pertaining to peoples real-time energy […]

Updated Pachube Max patch (August 8th 2010)

Pachube MaxMsp update (August 8th 2010) from Guy Evans on Vimeo. Updated video using Pachube data streams to control various sine-wave frequencies to create a self generative musical installation for university. (For best results listen through headphones or good quality speakers). The previous video i uploaded had some CPU problems and the pachube data was […]

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