Fantastic Space Rock Instrument

Yaybahar
(via)

Which has nothing to do with the Golden Ratio (I suspect), although the two resonators look as though they could be close. Sounds amazing though – like Led Zepplin crossed with one of those pan-flute bands, and dialled forward a couple of centuries. Sounds like it’s got all sorts of digital effects on it.

Double Bonus points for looking like it’s located inside a wooden UFO

Triple Bonus points for being Turkish – at least partly because the Zildjian cymbal company was created by a Turkish Alchemist about 400 years ago. That is so cool I can hardly stand it.

So there you go – a conglomeration of things I’m really into :)

Closer to here… I’m still waiting for a laser-tube to turn up. My entire business has been tipped on its side for the last month or so because a vital bit of kit has had vital components which needed replacing… twice. All the electronics and a tube. My Laser cutter is now approximately 50% spare parts. It’s on its way to becoming a new machine.

As part of this process, I’ve gotten hold of an open-source CNC controller board… so (I guess) I’ve started work on my first open-source laser-cutter.

I’m quite interested in open-source CNC machines… mainly because there’s the possibility of making parametrically generated designs that go straight to the machine. Parametric designs are the future of mass-customisation – and quite a lot else besides. It’s already possible to do this stuff with a couple of steps between the program and the machine – but the open-source approach makes it pretty easy to go straight from a web-interface to the machine.

Check out this Pinterest collection of parametric designs – dozens of them. I find this stuff utterly amazing :)

parametric1

parametric2

parametric3

1 thought on “Fantastic Space Rock Instrument

  1. The space rock instrument…OMG. Amazing sound, just amazing. Any recordings available? Oh yeah, where was the video shot?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *