This site is a collection of various activities and oddities that I like to work on.  The Spaceroom was a project I worked on for a number of year and occasionally come back to.  Music has been a major activity since I was young and provides a place to share the music I have produces over the years in a variety of settings.  The newest area of interest is sakê, the japanese rice beverage.

I hope you find something of interest...

A good example of data visualization


This is a link to a chart showing the scale and levels of radiation from various things. It is good to put things literally in proportion when considering the effects of events such as the reactor problems in Japan.


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Fun with Blender


I have been investigating [http://www.blender.org Blender] and it seems like a great tool to create various scenes to show on the monitors in the Spaceroom. With some game logic it would be easy to select the various videos to show on the screen.
The videos could easily be incorporated into some of the main program windows.

Here is small sample video from Blender with a little audio track added using Sonar X1: http://www.spaceroom.org/video/Vujag.wmv

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The Arduino Board


It has been a while on posting here. Primarily there have been many other projects that taken time away from the Spaceroom work. However I have always been looking for interesting things both in hardware and software that could contribute to the system.

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NOAA Space Weather sites


Lots of cool info about aurora solar storms, etc... Would be good to integrated into some of the supporting screens.

[http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/spacewx/ Noaa Space Weather]

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MIDI controller


One of the challenging things has been to find a way to light up lights and respond to buttons that located around the ship. This looks like a possible way to simplify the output. Certainly a MIDI file could do some cool animated lights and servos.
Unfortunately it only supports MIDI output, (and THRU) so it cannot be used to gather input.

[http://highlyliquid.com/kits/decoder.html MIDI Decoder]

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