We dedicated a table in the TAI studio to things that might inspire our work on the DEIND project. Currently, we collected the following items:
- audio sniffer – a headphone amp connected to a an oscilloscope front-end. Useful to listen to circuits without affecting their inner behaviour.
- benjolin – an analogue synthesizer featuring mainly noise and blips designed by Rob Hordijk and Joker Nies.
- buddha machines – One-button synthesizer in a small plastic box that plays meditative music..
- cracklebox – The Cracklebox was probably the first commercially available portable self-powered alternative ‘keyboard’ analog audio synthesizer featuring a build-in speaker. Produces mainly glitchy sounds.
- eowave ribbon – a ribbon controller with build-in mini synth.
- icon istage – an example on how to not build a midi controller.
- nanoKontrol II – a faderbox.
- launchpad – a 64 button ‘music controller’.
- chopstix board – PCB for the self-develope chopStix spatial controller.
- textile animal – a jellyfish with conductive yarn.
- ideo method cards – a large selection of design methods printed on cards to sort, select and work along.
- feature cards – ongoing project in which we collect features for possible instruments.
- controller booklet – a modular booklet with controller layouts.
- bubbles – soap bubbles. inspiring.
- glass object – an experiment gone wrong: if you try to melt an RFID chip to glass, it will turn into black dust inside glass.
- shaker – attached to rigid objects it turns them into speakers
- contact mic – captures structure-bound sounds from rigid objects
- sensestage miniBee – arduino/XBee based sensor network module
- beagleboard xM – an embedded platform running a full-featured ubuntu linux
- zipper – a colourful zipper.
Legend assotiating objects on the inspiration table with their names.