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January 4, 2015#

This piece was create for a colleague who, after 13 years, switched positions within Xerox.

 

NOTE: 21 people interviewed (4 hours of tape) + 20 hours of editing = 24 total hours. Phew!

Atari Punk Console

Synthesizers show off the magic of electronics. With a handful of basic components it is possible to manipulate electricity a variety of playful and musical ways. Since I am only a beginner I chose to build the Atari Punk Console which is relatively simple. A couple resistors, capacitors and some 5000k potentiometers and I am making delicious glitchy sounds.

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The first draft of the punk console went well on the bread board. I even added a photo resistor to add some extra wobble in the sound. I also experimented with different resistances on the knobs. Mostly I tried to piece together a working model from all the various schematic online. Since this is me of the most popular simple synth schematics many have improved on the design. For a beginner, the biggest obstacle was figuring out how to tie in all the IC points back into each other on the perf board, since the rows on the breadboard are already connected.

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Somewhere on the perf board I must have made a short circuit since the led light will display that it has power but no sounds are coming out the jack. Despite this, I still got some great initial sounds from the breadboard draft.

Open Studio Jan 30 2012

January 31, 2012#

Live Nude Sketch

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Onion Sketch

Open Studio Jan 23 2012

Open Studio Jan 16 2012

 

September 18, 2011#

BIG IDEAS – From idea to prototype

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Google AdWords Bicycle Campaign

As an M.A. student at Michigan State University I participated in the Google Online Marketing Challenge. Below I have included my pre-campaign strategy that I developed for Cycletherapy Bicycles in Waterford, MI

Client Overview

CycleTherapy (CT) is a bicycle sales and service business, located in Waterford, MI and owned by Ernie Dell. CT offers a wide selection of bicycles for different people and uses. They also focus on providing expert service (repairs and tune-ups). Ernie’s staff (between 4-12 seasonally) is professionally trained and certified to work on all bicycle makes and models of bicycles. CycleTherapy online (CT online) (http://ctbicycles.com) offers customers the ability to shop online as well as tips on bicycling, bike advocacy, and biking news.

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