Category: Interfaces and Instruments

The Voltage Slammer

The Voltage Slammer V1 The Voltage Slammer is not only a mechanism for controlling circuit bent electronics but is additionally a platform for assisting in the activity of circuit bending. This project is part of an ongoing exploration in controlling circuit bent toys, video game consoles, and instruments with Arduino powered interfaces. The Voltage Slammer…

Retrono

The Retrono interface is an appropriated video game console which is repackaged to facilitate a completely new and unconventional interaction schema between the device and interactee. The interface exposes, highlights, and reveals the internal circuitry of the device, ironically disguising it from recognition and liberating it from the uses of its past life. The Retrono…

Chroma-Temporal Surveillance Bot

According to the book series The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, 42 is “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything” as calculated, over 7.5 million years, by the mammoth supercomputer Deep Thought. When faced with the answer to the ultimate question, the beings whom constructed Deep…

Symbiotic SNES

Inside a clear acrylic box resides two SNES controller circuit boards (no plastic buttons or enclosures), an Arduino MEGA and eight LED’s. The Arduino intercepts buttons presses from the two input controllers and performs a logic operation on the control messages before passing the data to a unmodified host SNES console. This SNES/Arduino project seeks to…

Discovery Synth

The Discovery Synth (DS) as an example of a musical interface which applies techniques of deconstructivism and abstraction to its design. The interface’s buttons and potentiometers seek to replace the mechanical abstractions that separate our bodies from the electronics with the body of the user. The DS is a reaction to the observation that electricity,…