The Virtual Theremin

Ever since seeing Bill Bailey live a couple of days ago, I was fascinated by the Theremin he used throughout his performance. I did a little googling and found that it's relatively simple to make one, but I didn't want to, I wanted one now! Back to google it was then, and I came across this beauty (link to .exe file).To play the Theremin, you click start, then move your mouse around the grid. The X axis controls note frequency and the Y axis controls volume.I'm now in the process of annoying my parents with it >:]

Topic by whatsisface 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Virtual Intelligence!!?

Im been looking through pages of text about artificial intelligence and I had an idea, like so many others that have used speech recognition software or siri..... wouldn't it be cool if I could have something similar for my home like JARVIS from iron man? Now I understand that with current tech this is pretty farfetched, but couldn't I create something that is dynamic enough to accept new commands based on voice parameters effectively recreating the ability to learn..... for example you program a few basic commands and if you need a new one you instruct the VI to create the code from the voice inputs... like if it dosent know a word, you tell it to create a new macro associated to this word? for example "VI turn on lights" is great and the lights will come on but if you say "switch on lights" then it wouldn't know what you mean.... couldn't there be a thesaurus embedded that it will check against what you say and then creates a new command if you ever say that phrase again? after all that's how we do it when we are young in schools isn't it? I know that's probably a simple example but with this it could effectively learn our language and after time understand our slangs and sayings depending on each individual! my idea was to use a raspberry pi and arduino for the hardware but my knowledge of both languages (python and C) are limited and before I spend a lot of time trying to complete this code id like to know if its even possible and any input the community as a whole has on this subject? Also id like to stress im not trying to create skynet but merely something that appears intelligent but actually isn't! After all if we created a true AI, wouldn't we be enslaving it if we were to use it for our own purposes and not its own? Thanks in advance for any sensible input you all have!

Question by Xmortx114145 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Vocoder on the Behringer virtualizer pro?

Hey i have the Virtualizer Pro by Behringer and it says it has vocoder and i just can't figure out how that works...is there any setup or anything to get it to work? i know what a vocoder is and how it works but this is just plain not working? thank you.

Question by ski4jesus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Virtual Room Designers

Wondering if anyone has tried these virtual programs before doing a remodel or DIY project and if you find them helpful? Are there any other ones out there that are useful?Virtual Color: Select custom colors and the right paint, sheen and amount to help you visualize your next project. http://dutchboy.swatchbox.com/managemyhome/main.aspVirtual Kitchen: Mix and match countertops with cabinetry to find out what combination works http://searsmmhkt.mvm.com/sears_mmhkt_ctx/jsp/sim.jsp%3frefer=searsmmhkt1.mvm.comVirtual garage: Try a variety of organizational units in your space to suit your storage needs.http://searsmmhmvg.mvm.com/sears_mmhmvg_ctx/jsp/sim.jsp%3frefer=searsmmhmvg1.mvm.com

Topic by DinaC 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Virtual Slide Rule

.  It's random and it's fun. .  Virtual Pickett N909-ES SIMPLEX TRIG RULE with METRIC CONVERSION Slide Rule .  A big "Thanks!" to caitlinsdad for the Fn graphic.

Topic by NachoMahma 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Virtual keyboard autorun?

Currently, I am working on a project to convert an old windows laptop running windows 98, into a modern tablet multi-media center running Xubuntu. Without a keyboard, I will need a virtual keyboard. I am thinking of using Klavier for this. I need Klavier to start up immediate upon startup but I have no clue how to make it open upon startup. Any ideas? Also, Is it possible to make it appear on the login screen?

Question by AllenB94 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Building a virtual campus

Are there any tools for building a virtual "walk through" model of real places? I'd like to model a set of buildings, provide photos from specific places of the walls of those buildings, and have the tool generate all the intermediate views, but I'll settle for "You are HERE facing NSEW and this is what you see." The idea is to preserve a bunch of artwork that students have drawn on the walls of the local school, before it's torn down for renovation. I'm assuming that the assorted games with world editors aren't quite up to the resolution needed to preserve artwork; correct me if I'm wrong. (although, building a model of a real school in the UT world editors is liable to get one in trouble these days, anyway. Sigh.) Cheap would be good...

Topic by westfw 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Virtual Patch List

We've recently started to give out virtual patches to reward users for the cool things you all do. The list is short for now, but it will grow. Check out the patches that exist so far and feel free to give us suggestions for new ones! Holiday Treats Contest Winner DIY Halloween Contest Winner Light Up your Ride Contest Winner Caption Contest Winner Newsletter - Authors whose Instructables have been featured in the newsletter. Hungry Scientist Contest Winner Party Like It's 1929! Contest Winner Instructables Book - Instructables users who have bought or won a copy of The Best of Instructables, Vol. 1. To get this patch, post a picture of yourself with the book here. Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest Winner Craft Skills Contest Winner Pie Contest Winner Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest Winner BBQ PDQ Contest Winner Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winner RoboGames Robot Contest Winner Park Tool Bike Month Contest Winner Toss It! Contest Winner Tool Tips Month Contest Winner T-Shirt Hacks Contest Winner Pocket_Sized Contest Winner Photojojo Photo Month Contest Winner Pets Month Contest Winner Share the Love Contest Winner Discover Green Science Fair for a Better Planet Contest Winner Get the LED Out! Contest Winner Flower Contest Winner Cake Contest Winner

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Problem with Virtual Patches database?

Did something go wrong with the Virtual Patches database at the turn of the year? Ed had given my my patch for the Best-of-I'bles book, but now it's gone (I still have the Robot Art patch). I've checked a couple of other users known to have the book, and the patch is missing from their profiles as well. UPDATE: This morning, everything seems to be back to normal. Should have updated before Noah took up his time posting :-/

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Virtual Assistance for selling on Market

We are looking for virtual selling assistance who can assist us selling on Market places, such as eBay. We are considering Individual only for this opportunity. This opportunity is for Long term basis. Initially overall task will be Listing and the our products line.Please feel free to apply and discuss more for this opportunity! Basic Internet Skills, excel sheet management, Online shopping. Please send your detail resume at  sales@kanalinc.com

Topic by kanal 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Mobile Virtual Presence Device? Answered

Right, so in "The Big Bang Theory" there is an episode where Sheldon makes an rc stand with a monitor on, and it has live footage of his face on it.  There are ways to do this, but they all seem to point to using an rc car with a 10 metre range and 30 minutes battery.  The flaw with this, is that if you want to be at work using one, or at someone's house with it, then you're gonna need a lot more than 10 metres!  How can you make it so that you can control it anywhere, either using wifi or just connecting somehow?  (I'm sorry, I'm really bad at electronics, so excuse my poor understanding.)  As an example, you don't need wifi to text someone, so do you need it to control an rc vehicle?  Ideally, I'd like to make one at about £300-£400, and as like the one from the big bang theory as possible, so not just a tiny stand that people have to keep charging and you have to crane your neck to see.  I'd be happy to use a £60 tablet with skype for the video, but what I'm mainly concerned about is how to control the rc stand/vehicle from a distance away. Thanks a lot! -Finzaz

Question by Finzaz 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Are there any working virtual ram app?

i want to download working virtual ram software , any link or name?

Question by ishan udyoga 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Adding files to a Virtual Hard Disk

I am trying to add a file to a virtual hard drive (.vhd file) made with Virtual PC. I can't seem to figure out a way to open it outside of VPC, though. Does anyone know a way?

Topic by puffyfluff 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Is Virtual PC Overclocking my processor?

Cpuz says that my processor is running at 830MHz maximum in virtual pc My processor speed is 800HMz my host os is windows XPSP3 and the os in virtual PC is windows 2000 Neptune(go figure) edition Also my physical computer says that my cpu is running at about 790MHz

Question by ReCreate 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Linux Virtual Machine on Flash Drive? Answered

For a while, I've been trying to figure out a way to run Linux without taking up a lot of hard drive space or deleting my Windows installation. Is it possible to install a virtual machine on a flash drive or USB drive and run it on one computer? Please help! Thank you!

Question by megakacktus 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Piezo trigger Switch for a Virtual DrumKit

Can anyone help me to make a piezo trigger switch to use with a keybaord to trigger the samples from my pc? I got the idea from here https://www.instructables.com/id/WORLDS-CHEAPEST-VIRTUAL-DRUM-at-10-Rs500-us/ (see step 6) Thanks.

Topic by joeyjerry 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Piezo trigger Switch for a Virtual DrumKit

Can anyone help me to make a piezo trigger switch to use with a keybaord to trigger the samples from my pc? I got the idea from here https://www.instructables.com/id/WORLDS-CHEAPEST-VIRTUAL-DRUM-at-10-Rs500-us/ (see step 6) Thanks.

Topic by joeyjerry 4 years ago


Piezo trigger Switch for a Virtual DrumKit

Can anyone help me to make a piezo trigger switch to use with a keybaord to trigger the samples from my pc? I got the idea from here https://www.instructables.com/id/WORLDS-CHEAPEST-VIRTUAL-DRUM-at-10-Rs500-us/ (see step 6) Thanks.

Topic by joeyjerry 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Virtual WiFi? how does it work?

Ok i am interested in connecting to multiple networks with ONE wireless cardI found a program called virtualWiFi but i don't understand how to operate it!I would also like to know if connecting to multiple networks would decrease download time (increase speed) if you could help me, that would be great! i need accurate directions

Topic by Sandisk1duo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Virtual Pot Luck: You are Invited

There is a virtual pot luck here at this topic  Are you coming ? You have an hour to shop and prepare.  What, if anything will you bring, and why ? That's all you know; if you have questions, guess and act.  I will bring blanched broccoli florets because they are fast, easy, healthy taste good , can be eaten hot or cold, ,nice looking .and I don't think there will be many cooked vegies around. I will bring Big Flats beer because I like it.

Topic by Wilmette 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Robot Virtual World simulating program ? Answered

I'm looking for a program which i can simulate simple roaming robot with something that have simple sensor simple motor control at least can simulate an object avoidance robot but i don't want hard interfaced programs that needs 3d object making just simple program

Question by aessam1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DIY Virtual Reality Omni-Shoes

Since buying an oculus rift, realizing the limitations of movement. I've been researching all the different types of Omni-directional methods of moving in a virtual enviroment. Infinadeck seems to be the best option but it's probably too expensive for me.Vortrex looks a nice concept, I would like to try and see what it feels like having my forward motion cancelled out. By building my own conveyor belt shoes, there is a video on youtube demonstrating powered shoeshttps://youtu.be/C5hPyHxrz94The prototype above, uses roller skates powered by two motors with flexible shafts This is similar to what I want to replicate. I dont mind being tethered by power cables.I'm trying to put together a list of the main components suitable for operating under these load conditions. What motors/flexible shafts are a good choice for this application?.

Question by xorcyst 1 year ago


how do i increase the virtual memory on my pc?

Question by atech360 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Boy Arrested for Stealing 36 Million in Virtual Money

After becoming obsessed with an online RPG character's dress, a Japanese boy hacked into the game's system and stole the dress along with 36 million virtual yen. The virtual resource he eventually turned into about $5,500. He was arrested for unauthorized access to the system.Here's more of the story.

Topic by royalestel 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How Do you get a program to run off only virtual memory? Answered

i am trying to run this program off nothing but usb drives using the virtual memory, but i cant seem to isolate the virtual ram from the ram in the computer. How can i do that?

Question by demonspawnedangel 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



How do you establish software to run in virtual mode on System 7 64 bit?

I have enabled Virtualization Technology on my new Sys 7 machine.  I want to run Paradox in a DOS window as I did on my XP machine. What's the procedure to run software in the virtual mode? Thanks Charles

Question by chas-62 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can I run Samba File Server on Ubuntu through Virtual Box?

I have setup Ubuntu in Virtual Box and want to know if I can run Samba File Server in Virtual Box.

Question by Hydroelectric 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Virtual Web Operating System Offline( very cool)

My friend made it. it is hard to explane to just see for your self.http://usedbyte.awardspace.com/projects.htmlyou should make an account.

Topic by dsman195276 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Need help with my project- Virtual Keyboard

Hi, im working on this project called the virtual keyboard. the details can be found at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_keyboard im facing a few problems, projection module requires for the use of a holographic plate to project the image of the keyboard on the surface but this stuff isn't available to me so i'm searching for alternatives, i've tried projecting the image using light and a plastic sheet instead but it did'nt work. i  also tried working with infrared light but the spot size is too small and would require a diffractive image to correctly project the image due to its compact siz

Topic by ameenyousuf 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is it possible to virtually install from recovery discs?

I have a new macbook pro that comes preinstalled with snow leopard. Upon digging in the attic, my brother found mac os 9 and the recovery discs for my dad's macbook pro (the old model, 2006, preinstalled with tiger). I was curious if there was a way to virtually install tiger (like using virtualbox). The reason I want this is because I want the classic environment to play some old games, and I tried Sheep Shaver for mac os 9, but it crashed when I tried to play the game. From what I understand, tiger was the last to support the classic environment.

Question by A-Nony-Mus 8 years ago


what is ACTA? (the virtual NEW WORLD ORDER)

I dunno, if i should post this/if it's allowed here/if it yet exists, but i think, if this "thing" works out, it'll probably affect this whole domain, its users, its idea. So, i recommend that all you out there watch the vid, think about - as it happens now, and subscribe the petition against that imperialist harassment. What is Acta? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Xg_C2YmG0 Petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/

Topic by Luziviech 7 years ago


Virtual potter's wheel controls 3d printer

From UnFold via NOTCOT: For L’Artisan Electronique, Unfold created - aside from the ceramic printer - a virtual pottery wheel in collaboration with Tim Knapen. This pottery wheel gives visitors a chance to ‘turn’ their own forms. At regular intervals, a selection of these designs is printed in clay and exhibited in the space. In L’Artisan Electronique, pottery, one of the oldest artisanal techniques for making utilitarian objects, is combined with new digital techniques. The virtual pottery wheel was realised by means of a 3D-scanner and digital design software. However, the installation still clearly refers to the artisanal process of working in clay. The printing process imitates the traditional technique used by ceramicists, in which the form is built up by stacking coils of clay. It looks fun, and even potentially genuinely artistic, but I would like to see a much higher resolution on the scan, to give a less "digital" look to the final object. Designguide.tv interview from Unfold on Vimeo.

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Resources for manufacturing materials for a Virtual Reality Simulator?

Hi, I am building my own "homemade Virtual Reality Simulator" that would consist in a moving platform on top of another, both connected through simple compression springs. I am a big guy and weight almost 100 kgs (200 pounds) therefore the platform should be designed to these standards. It shall look similar to the image attached. QUESTION: Do you know a good information source to find the right materials (even suppliers) for manufacturing the upper and lower boards? Thank you for any feedback.

Topic by Makerfan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago



Run Voyetra Sequencer Plus Gold (DOS MIDI sequencer) on Virtual PC 2007 or a modern PC with a USB MIDI interface?

Is it possible to run Sequencer Plus Gold on a modern PC, or under Virtual PC 2007 (and somehow "virtualize" the computer's USB MIDI interface to be an old Soundblaster AWE32 or some MIDI interface compatible with SPG) ?

Question by apple-o 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to host virtual domain on xampp without hosts file?

I've somewhat successfully created a virtual domain in xampp. But for that I had to edit the hosts file in my client pc. So is it possible to create a virtual domain without editing the hosts file? Maybe by adding the list of ips and domains in the xampp server and adding its ip in the client dns? I searched a lot finding nothing helpful, so I'm asking here.

Question by Tanmay Das 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Have A Virtual Haircut! (Audio illusion that really does work!)

READ THE DESCRIPTION FIRST IT HAS THE INSTRUCTIONS!One of the freakiest illusions ever! Basically what you need to do is listen to this with your EYES SHUT and with headphones or earphones: NOTHING ELSE, otherwise it will not work. Oh and you need to have the earphones/headphones plugged into both ears, not just one. This is basically designed to give the illusion of having a haircut, but it REALLY WORKS!

Topic by Lowney 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a virtual drum kit with a pc keyboard or a simple music keyboard?

Please anyone instruct me how to make a virtual drum kit using any of these above mentioned methods. I've seen some instructables,but I'm not an electro-savant so I could'nt understand much. Any help with a VIDEO tutorial (or not) will be appriciated. Thanks.

Question by joeyjerry 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Virtual LEGO building for Google Chrome Web Browser!!!

Technology has just been released to allow users to build virtual creations with LEGO using the Google Chrome Web Browser! Now you can pretend to be busy at work (or school) while making some new amazing Lego Builds! You can download Chrome and get started HERE.  It's super easy to use AND IT'S ALL IN 3D. Right now there are only basic pieces in 10 different colors and doors and windows, but I'm sure there will be more parts down the road. So do you think this is as cool as I do, or is virtual building a step in the wrong direction? ** If you make something with it, take a screenshot and post the image for others to see. ;-)

Topic by canucksgirl 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is the.........

Best virtual knex builder? Like used in this one for example: https://www.instructables.com/id/simple_knex_knife/HELP! I"M NEW! I"M NEW! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!!!!!!

Topic by airhead12 10 years ago


Would you be in a new and virtually untapped green energy?

Hi I am developing a new concept for new in-pipe clean energy turbine system and looking for a mechanical electric engineer with skill in hydroelectricity. The patent has been already submitted, the proof of concept checked on a small scale prototype. I am trying to build a full working demonstration prototype. I am a scientist with good in design skills but limited electromechanical skills. I need a electromechanical engineer with computer fluid dynamics (CFD) skills to help me to build this prototype, interpret the data we will gather from the tests and find the best pilot test site. I am proposing a substantial part of equity of the company in exchange of this partnership. I'll ask you to sign an NDA before we get going. Please contact me here or at info at 100traffic dot com. Best regards, Herve

Topic by 100traffic 5 years ago


Is it legall to install mac os on vmware and if i have some questions? Answered

Is it legal to install mac os on vmware and is it possible to install it on a pc without hardware virtualization support???

Question by arv_christos 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do i make LEDs flash to tempo?

Ok, when I was djing at a party i thought of this cool idea of the LEDs flashing to tempo, and when the music changed (for example, 120bpm to 140bpm) the LEDs would change tempo with the music. And if it was even possible, link the arduino with Virtual DJ  so when the music changes and so does the tempo and so does the lights. Its confusing and all over the place but it would be amazing if it was possible to link to virtual DJ. 

Question by Delta1Dan 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


software to simulate light shows?

is there any free software out there where i can design and setup virtual lights in a virtual room and then sync them to music? or just something i can sync to music yet have room for creativity?

Question by redsuit09 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


ROBLOX

Take a look at my brilliant profile at the witty virtual world ROBLOX.

Topic by pp21 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


windows 8 dualboot?

As the title says i want to dualboot windows 8, but if i try and do it in a virtual pc, i get errors and when i try and bur the iso to a usb drive i get errors, it doesnt burn or the program says invalid iso what should i do?

Question by The nerdling 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


artificial intelligence

Hi, what methodology can i use for designing and implementing an intelligent personal assistant 

Topic by jeral 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Class assignment on the MAKE/Instructables community

I need the Instructables/MAKE community help with a class project. "To develop a persuasive argument in response to this question: "Are virtual communities, real communities?"" I decided to pick Instructables community, being that it is mostly online, making it a plausible virtual community. This community is also very open minded and sophisticated, and have no doubt that I will get plenty of input and good arguments. I hope can accomplish this and not sidetracked by all of the cool stuff the is always on the front page. So let the posting begin! Funny note, someone in my group picked myspace under the same prompt, that is going to be funny ass to see how that pans out.

Topic by sypher 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago