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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Glitch Samples

This set of samples was created from a drumbeat I had made in Reason. The "glitchy" sound came from putting the beat through effects in Audacity. The effects used were redux, beat repeat, and a bandpass filter.
http://neuralsmith.googlepages.com/glitch.zip

CORRECTION: The program used was Ableton Live, not Audacity.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Quadrupedal Walking Robot

This is a picture of a quadrupedal walking robot I built a couple summers ago. Its purpose was to go over simple obstacles and hopefully climb stairs. However, because it was a power hog and the servos did not have a good torque rating it needed to be tethered to a power supply. Once I realized that it would cost me several hundred dollars worth of high quality servos and rechargeable batteries to have it perform as desired the project was dropped. The one video I have of it walking was taken before the knee joints were completely added. Later I realized that the knee joints could not bear the weight of the bot and so they were never fully implemented. The link below is for the video of the bot.
http://neuralsmith.googlepages.com/quad_walk.WMV

Parallel Port Breakout Board


Here are some pictures of a parallel port breakout board I am making. The board was made in anticipation of building a data aquisition board that will interface to my parallel port.Blue wires = ground
Yellow wires = control
Green wires = status
Red wires = data

This was taken at home. I gave it a plexi base so that the wiring would not be exposed to the "elements" of my desk.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Treesleeper

I was browsing youtube and found this guy who goes by the name treesleeper. His music is very idm, to the point of it being archetypal. While some parts can get a little boring he has a good sound overall. Check it out at http://youtube.com/watch?v=OtXeB2Xnm74. He also has a myspace at http://www.myspace.com/treesleeper.


Friday, March 03, 2006

My Parents Art

Thought I would show off my parents art work.

Dad:
Temptations & Necessities, 70" x 51", 1979, acrylic on canvas

"Headley's art is an art of convergence and displacement; flaunting its idiosyncracies and boisterous in its unpredictable profusion. He seems neither content with nor contained by the singular incident, preferring instead the restless intercourse of a turbulent aesthetic. He is likewise unwilling to accept or comply with the incestuous and labyrinthine principles of art historical evolution on the contemporary scene. Headley's unselfconscious transgressions may well be a catalyst to the enrichment and expansion of American painting. "
- DAVID HEADLEY by John Deckert, Arts Magazine, 1981

http://www.davidheadley.com/index.html
Mom:
Indian Summer, 2005. Acrylic on canvas. 18.50 x 19.50 inches

"Weather dominates landscape in the most seductive manner. It is nature at its most abstract--most violent, most serene, most mysterious, most prosaic--and it mirrors the changing emotional landscape within me. My painting practice is to work with watery pigments, I pour sweep, brush, drip, and fling layers of paint like clouds scudding across the sky. I coax pools of paint into translucent veils of color. Anchoring these ephemeral elements are gestural tree limbs, horizontal water marks, stripes and blocks of color."