How to connect your Mini.mu to PureData

I was very fortunate enough to be made one of the prototype versions of Helen Leigh Steers amazing Mini.mu gloves, it uses micro:bit to create a gestural controller and is aimed at getting younger people into the more fun/physical things that coding and tech can do. I’ve been pushing what this little, cheap product can…

Connecting Raspberry pi and PureData

During one of my most recent events, I needed to connect PureData on my Raspberry Pi up to a physical switch to toggle a Bang event. For those that don’t use Raspberry Pi or PureData that probably sounded like gobbledegook. The Raspbery pi is: a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom…

How to make a basic dulcimer from one piece of wood!

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make a quick, acoustic dulcimer from a single piece of wood… Start with a nice chunky bit of timber: Trim a piece off the end: Trim a thin piece off the top, the thinner the better as this will be your soundboard: This was much thicker than it…

The sweet spot tool.

I have 2 commissions coming to a close in the next few weeks, but in the meantime I’d like to share with you this tool I created. Now the maths and physics behind surface resonance and bridge placement in instruments is complicated. Especially if your instruments are a bit special, like mine. That’s why I…