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DIY Palette Gear - Possible

I have been looking at the old Kickstarter campaign for the http://palettegear.com. I have been looking for possibilities to create one myself for much less of the money's :) . I already have many anologue switches and buttons and stuff. The issue is making them talk to premier pro, ext. Could you hack their software to work with your own hardware or something. Another simular company has made this http://xkeys.com/xkeys.php. Ideas?

Topic by Mutant Tortoise  


Looking for an RGB color table, constant intensity?

Hi, looking for a constant intensity RGB color table to use with a RGB LED. In R, I'd generate a color sequence like this: p=colorRampPalette(c("blue","cyan","green","yellow","red"))(255);data=data.frame(red=substr(gsub("#","",p),1,2),green=substr(gsub("#","",p),3,4),blue=substr(gsub("#","",p),4,5));for(j in names(data))for(i in 1:nrow(data)){data[i,j]=eval(parse(text=paste("0x",data[i,j],sep="")))};for(i in names(data))data[,i]=as.numeric(data[,i]);data$c="";for(i in 1:nrow(data))data[i,"c"]=sprintf("%03d%03d%03d",data[i,]$red,data[i,]$green,data[i,]$blue);paste(data$c,collapse="', '") giving me: 000000015', '000004079', '000008143', '000012207', '000016015', '000020079', '000024143', '000028207', '000032015', '000036079', '000040143', '000044207', '000048015', '000052079', '000056143', '000060207', '000064015', '000068079', '000072143', '000076207', '000080015', '000084079', '000088143',..... which gives me a sequence of 255 RBG ( 1-255 values). The problem is when I put that to my LED, I do get sort of the intended sequence of color, but as I am driving the LED color via PWM, I see a huge change in intensity as well as the color. Does anyone know how to create a constant intensity palette for PWM use? Do I need to work with HSV then transform back? Is there a nice existing library (R or arduino) that'll give me the values?

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Couple of ghille suit questions

I trying to make a ghille suit from this instructable and I have a couple of questions. I wanted to make a full body ghille suit, so I was wondering how many more times of burlap do I need to complete this. (Like do I need 2x more, 5x more?), pic attached. I'm going to cut the strings in half before I add them to the suit, if that clarifies anything And I was wondering if the color palette that I chose was good enough. I want a more green ghille suit. I have the three colors shown in the picture that I picked out. Do I need more colors, should I mix some colors, should I leave some colors un-dyed and leave it the original burlap color, or is it good as is? Colors also in attached pics. Also; I'm making this more as a costume, not so much to blend into my environment.

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Cleaning an oil painting

I bought a painting at a thrift store. It appears to be palette-applied oil paint. There are no brush strokes that I can see. It looks like it was painted on plywood. It's pretty dirty. And it looks kind of old. There's no frame.

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What are some compact arrangements for using materials when plein air painting? Answered

I haven't been plein air painting very long, and managing all the 'stuff' while painting feels really awkward. There's got to be a better way!   I'm working on small paintings without an easel - usually in the front seat of a car, or sitting on a rock in the wind.   I've seen the nifty  Instructable Altoid paint boxes and tiny brushes.   Ok.... So there you are on a breezy park bench with your paint box., sketch book, rag or paper towel, water, brush, and palette...  You're sitting between two old Italian ladies. Your brush is in one hand, and your sketch book or palette is in the other hand.  Where is all the other stuff?   

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How do you remove paint from an ice-cube tray so that you can use the ice-cube tray for making ice again? Answered

So I have this ice-cube tray, made of white plastic. My little sister used it for a paint palette and she didn't wash it. You can still see the green paint and I'm not sure what type of paint she used. We've tried using detergent and toothpaste. It removed most of the paint, but there's still a bit left. I'm also not sure whether it will be safe to use at all.  Any ideas?

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Instructable images on another site

I noticed a spike in youtube views the other day.  Based on YouTube analytics, the views were coming from a buzzfil.net site out of France. I went to the site and notice that  the images and new text (love google translate) were pulled off one of my instructables and placed on that site.  There is no credit (or link) given to instructables.  In addition, the adsense revenue was zero since the banner ads don't show up.   Here is the original: Part 1: https://www.instructables.com/id/Planter-Box-from-Pallets/ Part 2: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Basket-Column/ Buzzfil Version http://buzzfil.net/article/11630/c-mignon,non-classe/il-ne-savait-pas-trop-quoi-faire-avec-ses-palettes-en-bois-mais-son-idee-est-hyper-genial-9.html Is this pretty common?

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Diy LED strip light powered from a solar powered battery bank (for painting/drawing at night)

I like to paint nightscapes and so far headlamps are not working so well for me. I used a portable light bar one night that worked well (on loan) but it was too heavy. I've been through stores looking for the right thing...and harbor freight came close. But I need something lighter weight and less expensive.  Two or three led lights don't cast enough light and 30 led storebought lights are too much light. I have a solar powered phone charger with battery bank (with usb connections) that I now plan to use as the portable power source. I plan to use a pringles potato chip tube as the light housing that can be attached by clips to my pochade (really a mod'd cigar box) on top of a camera tripod. I guess my main concern is weight on the box, so I thought running a cable off a power source hanging from the tripod would be more secure and less likely to fall in my palette (as has already happened). I need help figuring out the circuit board; and also choosing the right white led for color purposes. Any thoughts?

Topic by sreudianflip  


Ghost riders in the sky

I know that this probably isn't the perfect site to be asking for this, but I figure I'll give it a shot. I'd like to come up with a design for a picture I intend to create, which shows the Four Horsemen, except instead of horses, they're riding motorcycles. If anyone is familiar with The Outlaws' version of the song song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", I'd like it to fit in with that theme: hard-charging, kind of dark... you can tell from the atmosphere that they're Hell-riders. I'm trying to come up with a layout for it: how are the Horsemen arranged, what precisely do their bikes look like, where are they, and are they chasing the Devil's Herd of cattle? And should they even be the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, or just regular cowboys who were eternally damned, like the song goes? Both have different visual possibilities. So what I'm looking for is even the crudest drawings depicting one aspect of the picture that you think would be cool. Maybe you have the idea for the perfect shape and level of tattering to one Horseman's cowboy hat, and would like to suggest that. Maybe you think that if one of the guys was riding a Vincent, it'd be the most badass thing since open pipes. Chasing the cattle through a canyon, or idling at the top of a cliff looking down on the Devil's Herd? Any cool color palette you've seen? good reference photos? Stick figures are great. Here's what I have so far, although it can be changed no problem. Like I said, I'd like details of the coolest intake you can think of, the perfect instrument panels, the perfect trenchcoat for a rider. Any little detail, rendered in any level of quality. I'm considering showing them all riding along side each other, holding rifles, instead of the badly-perspectived parked scene shown here. Have the perfect design for the mountains? Toss it in! I plan on making these very huge, so don't worry about details being too small. You'll notice that I'd like to have one Indian, left-hand throttle bike, potentially a big twin, and potentially a Four, with fringed leater seat and saddlebags. I'd also like to have a stretch chopper with a king & queen seat, but I can't decide between a wide or a narrow tire. Notice how the Indian rider is holding his rifle in the second picture. I'd like to have him holding a gun, and at least one of the other guys having a pistol belt with two Colt Peacemakers. If anyone has a cool way of depicting that, please share. I am open to suggestion as to what the right rifle would be. You can also notice that in the second sketch, there is a Harley springer front end lurking in the background on the left, and I didn't draw the Indian rider's whole body, so that's actually Chopper Dude's rear wheel, not Indian Dude's head.

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SIGGRAPH2010 - Emerging Technologies Exhibition

Last week I went to Los Angeles to attend my first Siggraph conference. There were so many different events to attend throughout the week. I spent the majority of my time exploring the emerging technologies exhibit. With all the interactive and innovative demonstrations it felt like I had stepped into the future for a moment! In this slide show I will highlight my favorites from emerging technologies. Some of these pictures were taken by me and some I took of their website (you will be able to tell which are which). If you see something that interests you I would suggest following the links I provide to learn more. Organized by picture (put cursor in top left corner of picture to figure out what picture you are looking at) Colorful Touch Palette (1) This is an electro-tactile stimulation systems that allows the user to feel and experience the tactile sensations of painted textures. Blend and combine textures to create new sensations. Shaboned Display - An Interactive Substantial Display Using Soap Bubbles (Favorite) (2-5) This was my favorite exhibit in emerging technologies even though parts of the bubble machine weren't working. This system is designed to show images in a matrix of soap bubbles. Air pumps lie beneath the display controlling the size and shape of the bubbles by monitoring the amount of air released. This system is also interactive! When a bubble pops (touch a bubble with your finger) a musical note will play! LED Tile by Junichi Akita @ Kanazawa University (6-7) Use a laser pointer to draw on these tiles to create patterns on LEDs.  To create large display areas connect individual units of LEDs which will allow them to communicate.   You can also interact with these displays in various ways.  Tilt the tiles and the LED patterns will look like they're falling off the tile in the direction tilted. 360-Degree Autostereoscopic Display (8-9) 3D graphics with out 3D glasses.  Using 360-degree autostereoscopic display technology you are able to view all angles of a 3D volumetric objects. I don't understand all the technical details, but this I do understand...you can use this technology for 3D interactive games, cool!  You can see in the images there is an interface to play BrickBreaker.  Walk around the device as you are playing the game. Imaging Skyping with this!!!!!!!! Haptic Canvas: Dilatant Fluid-Based Haptic Interaction (10) This new technology allows you to experience new haptic sensation by putting your hand in a pool filled with dilatant fluid.. Dilatant fluid is just a 1:1 mixture of starch and water.  It has a solid-like state when an external force is applied to it (grabbed, pushed, or tapped).  And it has a liquid-like state when it is free from the external force. This research is to create a new haptic interaction using this dilatant fluid by controlling the change in state, or dilatancy, of the fluid.  They have created a glove with a sucking tube and a filter which creates a change in state of the dilatant fluid.  The haptic sensations come from the friction between the jammed particles around the finger and at the bottom of the pool. You can see me trying this device (I don't think the camera man understood what I asked him to get me in the frame, but you can see my hand!).  This video gives a great explanation. Meta Cookie (11-12) Imagine eating a lemon and it tasting like chocolate!  This is the worlds first "pseudo-gustation system" which allows humans to perceive various tastes by changing visual and olfactory information.

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Yuri's Night 2008!

Calling all cosmonauts, inventors, dreamers, and explorers ...tickets for Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 arenow on sale!http://yurisnightbayarea.netYuri's Night is back! We're bigger and better than everand we need your help to spread the word!Yuri's Night Bay Area2pm - 2am, April 12th, 2008NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CAThis year the San Francisco Bay Area will be home to the largest Yuri's Night celebration ever. At the NASA Ames Research Center over 8,000 people will join astronauts, artists, musicians, scientists and engineers to learn, celebrate, and pay tribute to our global space heritage; and to celebrate the anniversaries of the first human spaceflight and the first space shuttle mission. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 is a one-of-a-kind local community event: a perfect fusion of celebration and tribute, technology expo, Maker Faire, art exhibition, and music festival; all rolled into one. Yuri's Night Bay Area 2008 includes:- A mind-expanding series of speakers, including world-renowned video game designer WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, The Sims, and many other games including his exciting upcoming game of life, evolution, and exploration: SPORE; NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research; and SAUL GRIFFITH, head of an innovative new company seeking to harness high-altitude wind energy as a cheap alternative to coal: MAKANI POWER.- A TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE featuring leading Bay Area green technology companies including CALCARS and TESLA MOTORS. Plus, dozens of art and science installations spanning everything from NASA research ROBOTS to the unveiling of the newest fire sculpture by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS.- DISCUSSIONS and FORUMS where event attendees will get the chance to take on some big questions surrounding Space Exploration, Radical Sustainability, and the Future of Humanity in our Festival of Ideas.- A world-class lineup of musical artists, ranging from the electronic breakbeat sounds of AMON TOBIN, TIPPER, and JOHN TEJADA to rockin' live performances by FREEZEPOP, PARTICLE, and the very special debut of TELSTAR, featuring PHIL LESH of the Grateful Dead.- Live performances of all kinds, from dance and acrobatics by CAPACITOR (San Francisco's ground-breaking interdisciplinary dance company) to aerial demonstrations featuring Yuri-Gagarin-era AEROBATIC AIRCRAFT.- ...and much, much more! Browse the partial list below!Tickets are available on-line for $40 (plus applicable fees). A limited number of tickets may be available for $50 at the door -- check the website for status. If you are interested in helping out at the event, please fill out the volunteer form on our website.We hope to see you there!- The Yuri's Night Bay Area TeamYURI'S NIGHT 2008 LINE-UPTALKS AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES- NASA SCIENTISTS and ASTRONAUTS- A do-it-yourself SHOW AND TELL by INSTRUCTABLES- WILL WRIGHT, creator of SimCity, SimEarth, and the forthcoming Spore- NASA astrobiologist JONATHAN TRENT, leader of the new NASA G.R.E.E.N. team for green technology research.- A CUSTOM MUSIC INTERFACE CONTEST by CreateDigitalMusic- Leading Bay Area minds including SAUL GRIFFITH, head of MAKANI POWER- ...and MUCH, MUCH MORE!ART AND SCIENCE INSTALLATIONS- The unveiling of the newest work by the FLAMING LOTUS GIRLS- A variety of NASA RESEARCH ROBOTS AND AIRCRAFT- MASSIVE SCULPTURE by MICHAEL CHRISTIAN- VIDEO PROJECTION by KOSHO, CELESTINE STAR, and many others- Amazing water vortex effects by SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY- Large-scale kinetic art by SWARM- An art in space, space science, and sustainablity-themed S.T.E.A.M. DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM- A space- and sustainablity-themed DOCUMENTARY SCREENING DOME- ...and MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE!LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DANCE- CAPACITOR: Live aerial performance and dance- BAD UNKL SISTA: breathtaking costumes and dance-inspired performance- THE VONSTILT FAMILY: Gravity-defying stilt performances- A LIVE AEROBATIC DEMONSTRATION, featuring three unique Yuri-era airplanes flown by three of the best aerobatic pilots in the world.- ...and more!LIVE INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC- TELSTAR (feat. Phil Lesh, Steve Molitz, and John Molo)- FREEZEPOP (Boston): indie synthpop / new wave- PARTICLE: instrumental space-disco-dance- BLVD w/ SOULEYE: hip-hop, house, & breaks- ZOE KEATING: avant garde looping cello- MJ GREENMOUNTAIN vs. YOSSI FINE: global fusion and afro-tribal funk- CHRISTOPHER WILLITS (12k, Ghostly Intl.): processed guitar soundscapes- GAMELAN X: the intergalactic 17-member percussive melodic marching troupe- LULACRUZA: Argentinan percussion, guitar, and vocals- THE SWEET SNACKS: Ghettotech and big beatELECTRONIC MUSIC- AMON TOBIN (Ninja Tune/Montreal)- TIPPER (UK, special twilight downtempo set)- JOHN TEJADA (LA/palette recordings)- LUSINE (Ghostly Intl., Seattle) : live set- SCUBA (Hotflush Recordings, UK)- DIGITONAL vs. POSTHUMAN (UK): with live violin- [A]PENDICS.SHUFFLE (LA): live set- DERU (Merck, LA): live set- TYCHO (Ghostly, Merck): live set- RANDOM RAB (El Circo): live set- MR. PROJECTILE (Merck): live set- DR. TOAST (False Profit) vs. GANUCHEAU: live

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