Lloyd's

Posted by barnoid Sat, 17 Nov 2007 00:32:09 GMT

Lloyd's Lifts

Posted by barnoid Sat, 17 Nov 2007 00:32:00 GMT

Lloyd's Reflected

Posted by barnoid Sat, 17 Nov 2007 00:31:51 GMT

Bitscuits

Posted by barnoid Thu, 15 Nov 2007 00:47:12 GMT

Bitscuits
It’s my birthday so I made some bitscuits. How old am I?

Henry Spencer

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Nov 2007 22:02:01 GMT

Henry Spencer
Me as Henry Spencer from Eraserhead.

Screaming Doorbell

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Nov 2007 15:20:03 GMT

Screaming Doorbell
For our Halloween party I decided the doorbell should scream, like in the film "Murder by Death". In fact I used the very same scream sound sampled from the film. This is put together very quickly from bits I had already: an old CD writer from the days when all CD drives could double as standalone CD players. The main requirements being that it has a button dedicated to playing the CD and a headphone jack. This is powered by a nifty little PSU meant for powering hard drives while they are acting as external USB drives. Sound output is through a pair of normal PC speakers. The speaker not in the picture is pointing at the door so the sound can be better heard outside. The sample was extracted from the movie using mplayer, edited with audacity and then burned to CD. Wires were soldered to the switch’s PCB pads and then connected to the wires going to the doorbell switch in place of the normal doorbell. The effect is certainly spooky. The only problem is that the CD takes a good couple of seconds to spin up so there is a delay before the sound is heard. So the doorbell pushers tended not to associate the sound with their pushing the bell switch. I was originally planning to use a very cheap mp3 player I got from ebay for this project, but it insists on playing in a loop so I’d have had to have rigged up a microcontroller or something to stop it once the sound has been played once. I didn’t have time, maybe next year.