My “plastic-EasterEggs Recycling plan”, 2nd year!
This is my latest idea…a totally-wireless docking station for my new Nexus 4 (and all android phones). No controls, no connector and no power button….don’t waste your time with annoying configurations, all you need to do is put your phone over the glass and control the volume by rotating it! Once the phone touched collapsemini, you can move it everywhere you want and continue using it as a volume knob!
Collapsemini has a 2.1 HiFi audio system and uses a dedicated application, only for android phones.
My new colorful gadgets!
Now that I’m finally graduated I got the time to complete the new hardware for COLLAPSE. Here’s how it looks!
Cabo da Roca, the westest!
This week, traveling around Spain, from Madrid to Toledo and Granada, I saw a lot of design stuff at the spanish shops that I didn’t see in Italy. The first was a bike: CREATEBIKES! I can’t remember the street price but at the online store it costs 379€! The others were watches, one from NOOKA (142€ online, 90€ in a shop I don’t remember the name…however too expensive for a rubber watch) and the better one (for me) from KOMONO. This is a very simple watch, minimal and with a soft, playful shape !
I’m going to buy it online for only 45 €:)
Ableton Live 9 is out….what else?Ableton Push…simply THE CONTROLLER YOU NEED!
If you are familiar with live, Push complements what you already know. Live runs in background, filling your set with clips and scenes as you create with Push.
You can switch between Push and Live when you’re ready to finalize your song, and you’ll find all of your song materials ready for you in Live’s Session View.
Push is also the ultimate performance controller, with pads that can be instantly repurposed into a clip launching grid. And Live’s tight integration with Max for Live lets you customize Push for your own working style, or reprogram it to add new features and workflows.
I don’t know why but this period I started to be fascinated to the technologies at the base of the video production. In particular to the lots of things that you could Do (It) Yourself…this is my finished camera dolly (the previous version was only a prototype… I made it smaller, added it a suspension system and a gear for move it slowly, usefull for the timelapses). The second was a steadycam made entirely with “off the shell” components, except for a wheel that i’ve not used for the dolly. Now I need someone who can use them…happily I’ve a friend that could judge them usefull!
This is my DIY camera dolly made with old skates and some metal stuff I found in my garage. It’s a prototype but it works very well.
The Alhambra at the sunset, as is seen through my sunglasses with polarized lenses. A magic kingdom in Granada?
Panasonic GF-2, 14-42mm lens kit, ISO 100, f4.7, 1/60