The making of ‘The Synesthete’s Music Machine’

My ex-classmates and I have sometimes talked about doing art projects together outside of school while we were still at LASALLE. We even created our own logo and group name called “Art Makes Us” to reflect that we like to make art. A year after we graduated, even though we are all working then, we actually …

The making of Stop Motion – my thoughts

This project took me the better part of six months. There are about 5000 lines of code. It is also my first commercial project when I was still wet-behind-the-ears after graduating from LASALLE. Because of this project, I gained a fair bit of confidence in programming skills, and would say that I have moved on …

3D Audio Android App

I met Ted Chen and Phyo Ko Ko at the Singapore Mini-Maker Faire last week. They are behind this really cool Android app called “3D Audio” that allows you to listen to your music in 3D mode. You can control where you want your stereo sound to come from, two sound channels for left and …

The Singapore Mini-Maker Faire 2013

This was the second year of the event held on the last weekend of July. While I was a visitor last year, I became a participant this year with my own maker booth entitled “Hobby Electronic Light Gadgets” where I displayed some of my DIY light gadgets. It was held at the Scape Warehouse. This …

Learning Android development

I ended school last week with my thesis submission and presentation. Yes I am done with school! I am done with the three year Bachelor course in interactive art at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Now that I’ve graduated and have not found a proper full time job, I decided to do some freelance …

Leap Motion gesture based technology interface

Technology watchers are saying that gesture based technology ala Minority Report will be the next big thing after the touchscreen. A lot of eyes are looking at the Leap Motion controller which only costs USD70 and can track the user’s hand movements to a hundredth of a millimeter. Check out the Youtube video seen by …

Tangible user interfaces

My proposed project was originally a screen-based one meant for a museum exhibit. My lecturer criticized it as being too “boring” and asked me to think of a user interface. This meant that it was back to the drawing board for me, as I had to rethink the whole project concept based on the idea …