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Daphne Oram paper model

Paper model of Daphne Oram

I made this last year after buying the kit far longer ago. It took a while to make as it was actually a little complex, but I enjoyed doing it. I don’t make a lot of models, but they are fun. I got this one from a seller on Etsy who also makes a few other fun music related models, but only a few.

It was actually a lot more difficult to make than I expected, or rather, it took quite a while to do it.

Daphne was an amazing woman, and I’m currently reading her book, “An Individual Note”, which is a good read. But more of that another time.

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I want this and I really don’t

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Part of me wants this just because it’s kind of cool that Haynes are making a little synth kit, although I’ve no idea why they would do that at all. It seems so strange, but there you go. I also know that if I got one and made it I wouldn’t really do much if at all with it and it would just gather dust for a long time.

So I’ve more or less decided not to get this. I think that’s probably best.

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Colossus Sequencer and Synth, it’s been too long …

Colossus Synth
Colossus Synth

Colossus Sequencer
Colossus Sequencer

I actually got these two working a long time ago, and they do work quite well, if being a bit limited, but they’re fun and that’s fine.

However, I was thinking the other day that I should give it a go with some of the other little modular things I have. The colossus sequencer has a CV out so should work with some of my other bits and pieces.

There’s an experiment or two in there I think.

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Starting to build an automated twitter synth with littleBits

For a long time I’ve been thinking about the idea of being able to create a synth in hardware which reacted to the virtual world, more specifically, to being tweeted at. To that that end I got myself a littleBits CloudBit, which works quite well, albeit it isn’t able to provide as much data as I’d like it to. However, that’s something that I need to overcome with a little bit of ingenuity rather than just complain about it.

So I’m starting to build the synth and get it to respond to external stimulus. The goal being to create a little system that reacts to a twitter message, creates a sequence based on that message, and somehow records that and uploads it somewhere. We’ll see. That’s the plan. Who knows how it’ll work out.