The making of the “Neobombe” prototype (electronics)

So my group of friends and I exhibited our “Neobombe” prototype at the Singapore Maker Faire last weekend. After submitting our proposal more than two months ago, we managed to scrap together a working prototype. It is far from perfect and has a lot of room for improvement. Given more time and budget, we could …

Proposal for Singapore maker faire – the “Neobombe”

So some of my friends and I (our group has a name – “Art Makes Us“) decided to take part in the Maker Faire in Singapore this year. It will be held a primary school in Tampines sometime early July. Here is our project description: “Neobombe” is a scientific artwork based on the Turing machine …

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 …

Hackers – origins

Interesting 30min documentary about the hacker culture that started in the US in the 1980s. Lots of famous hacker personalities. Without them, the information revolution would not have been possible. I find their dedication and passion infectious. They have a vision to change the world for the better through technology. And seeing young Richard Stallman …

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 …

The Android development platform

I have started learning about the Android development environment. It is amazing how easy it is to access learning materials and download all the free software to start experimenting – thanks to the openness of the Android platform. I am using Eclipse with the Android Development Tools (ADT) plugin, together with the Android Software Development Kits …

Why I want to be programming at 50

This article really hits the nail explaining why programmers will never run out of jobs and why programming is really an easy job. According to the article, it summarises the perks of programming into the following points (my comments in italics) :- Little or no required education (you can learn programming by yourself. In fact, this is the …

Python and Project Euler

So after having been distracted by other projects, I finally made good on my holiday goal of learning Python. After having read the John Zelle book (ref my earlier post 2 months ago), I starting practicing Python by solving math problems on project euler, a community based interest group online for people who like math …