piezos…..and Mail Art!

I am liking these piezos. Not sure about how the frequency differences affect my purpose but this seems very promising for a pressure sensor. And super cheap….   working with the Propeller Quickstart today.

And I got the COM port reading the output on Processing! My first exploration into COM vs UDP etc on Mac.

Also my paper circuit art was displayed at the Green Gallery at the Reinvention: The Mail Art Show at Green Gallery Nashville.  The circuit was still in fine form. Happy to see it working as planned. 

version 2 in action

Conductive Thread and RGB LED issues

So I was combining my conductive thread with the circuit below and having issues. Also I had issues with the LED. It was really NOT clear when leg went with the straight side of the LED. I finally got that working. I was surprised to find that the thread had a bad spot in it. It looked fine but it was not conducting. I cut it and all is good now. more ltr…

Life-sized puppet horses brought to vivid life on stage. Need I say more?

Impressed to see this London show with South Africa’s Handspring Puppet company brought to Nashville and their work looks amazing.

I had to check it out. Last show at 630 and there are still some tix.

So the puppets were really wonderful. The story was not my thing but I did enjoy the mix of video, animations, puppetry and actors. Pretty wonderful way to tell a story. It was high tech in some ways and low tech in others and I liked that mix. The puppeteers were not hidden at all and there was a small sash above the stage that was the projection screen for moving scenery when he was riding and also bombs exploding. I really like the combination of media a lot.