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This is Yoo-Yoo (Yo-Yo) Yeh's 250B page
This is Yoo-Yoo (Yo-Yo) Yeh's 250B page
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today Sasha let me borrow the small Radio Shack amplifier+speaker and i tried to get my roommates to listen to my heartbeat through a piezoelectric disk.  not as good as a stethoscope, but fun. :)
 
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ideas doodles:  [[File:music250b_001.jpg|200px]][[File:music250b_002.jpg|200px]]
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PiezoFlower Garden OR
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Giant Slinky Squid
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Going off the "rain chime", perhaps it could also be possible to have a "slinky piano"? :)
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= Current State =
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And if you have never been in the stairwell of Packard, I think the stairwell between floors 1 & 2, and 2 & 3, have great potential.  Lots of echoes there, and the stairs are made of metal!
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Week 3: Slinky Pianos, Giant Squids
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=Week 7: PiezoFlower Garden=
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This is the week when I carried a small slinky around with me 24/7, to show anyone who would listen. :)  And blew out a RadioShack amplifier.
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Additional variations, more soldering of audio jacks, piezo discs hooked together in parallel.
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Going off the "slinky piano" idea, here was iteration 1:
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Vases from Paxton Gate coming in tomorrow.  Bought a terrarium from Costplus World Market in the meanwhile, and filling it up and blowing bubbles at it!  With or without the guitar effects, both have very interesting sounds.
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[http://youtu.be/kXF1I-sgHOI slinky piano attempt #1]
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Then, I think it was Eoin who mentioned the words "steel drum" and there happened to be one upstairs, so here we have a lovely video:
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Here is a video of the "garden" so far:  
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[http://youtu.be/leewSS9jVuw PiezoFlower Garden Boom]
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[http://youtu.be/rQ1Of3tUVTU metal slinkies + steel drum = awesome underwater kind of sound]
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Jonathan says the low pitch of the flower petals may be related to quarter wavelengths.  Maybe I can make a smaller flower and test this out!  In any case, here's the latest iteration:
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Still have plans to pop a balloon in Packard stairwell one of these days.  Stomped down the metal stairs in tap-dancing boots the other day, that was LOUD.
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[[File:flowers_in_glass.jpg|300px]]
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more ideas doodles - John had an idea to pop balloons - well that is difficult - but bubbles pop!  And they are easy to regenerate.  so:
 
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(doodle here)
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=Week 6: Looking for sounds=
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but first, I went somewhat slinky crazy.
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Acquired 30 additional slinkies/magic springs from Anya.  Bought some more of my own.  Ordered some online.  Of varying sizes and shapes.
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Actually building things - Sasha said I could cut up the sheet metal in the lab, and handed me a hot glue gun.  I had previously been thinking of plastic or paper leaves/petals.  Also lent me a guitar effects pedal.  So we'll see what that sounds like!
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Metal petals are actually really awesome!  And the smiley face sticker is a MUST.
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[[File:smileyflower1.jpg|300px]]
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Week 4-5: Egg weeks.
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= Week 4-5: Egg weeks.=
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After I shorted my $17 Radio Shack amplifier, Travis mentioned that one could buy cheap headphone amplifiers online.  Ordered a [http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E3-BK-E3-Headphone-Amp/dp/B001MPWMDA Fiio headphone amp] for $4, and it is proving exceedingly useful for testing.
After I shorted my $17 Radio Shack amplifier, Travis mentioned that one could buy cheap headphone amplifiers online.  Ordered a [http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E3-BK-E3-Headphone-Amp/dp/B001MPWMDA Fiio headphone amp] for $4, and it is proving exceedingly useful for testing.
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Week 6: Looking for sounds
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= Week 3: Slinky Pianos, Giant Squids =
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This is the week when I carried a small slinky around with me 24/7, to show anyone who would listen. :)  And blew out a RadioShack amplifier.
-
Acquired 30 additional slinkies/magic springs from Anya.  Bought some more of my own.  Ordered some online.  Of varying sizes and shapes.
+
Going off the "slinky piano" idea, here was iteration 1:
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[http://youtu.be/kXF1I-sgHOI slinky piano attempt #1]
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Actually building things - Sasha said I could cut up the sheet metal in the lab, and handed me a hot glue gun.  I had previously been thinking of plastic or paper leaves/petals.  Also lent me a guitar effects pedal.  So we'll see what that sounds like!
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Then, I think it was Eoin who mentioned the words "steel drum" and there happened to be one upstairs, so here we have a lovely video:
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Metal petals are actually really awesome!  And the smiley face sticker is a MUST.
+
[http://youtu.be/rQ1Of3tUVTU metal slinkies + steel drum = awesome underwater kind of sound]
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[[File:smileyflower1.jpg|300px]]
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Still have plans to pop a balloon in Packard stairwell one of these days.  Stomped down the metal stairs in tap-dancing boots the other day, that was LOUD.
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more ideas doodles - John had an idea to pop balloons - well that is difficult - but bubbles pop!  And they are easy to regenerate.  so:
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(doodle here)
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but first, I went somewhat slinky crazy.
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Week 7: PiezoFlower Garden
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= Week 2 =
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Additional variations, more soldering of audio jacks, piezo discs hooked together in parallel.
 
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Vases from Paxton Gate coming in tomorrowBought a terrarium from Costplus World Market in the meanwhile, and filling it up and blowing bubbles at it!  With or without the guitar effects, both have very interesting sounds.
+
today Sasha let me borrow the small Radio Shack amplifier+speaker and i tried to get my roommates to listen to my heartbeat through a piezoelectric disknot as good as a stethoscope, but fun. :)
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Here is a video of the "garden" so far:  
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ideas doodles: [[File:music250b_001.jpg|200px]][[File:music250b_002.jpg|200px]]
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[http://youtu.be/leewSS9jVuw PiezoFlower Garden Boom]
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Jonathan says the low pitch of the flower petals may be related to quarter wavelengths.  Maybe I can make a smaller flower and test this out!  In any case, here's the latest iteration:
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Going off the "rain chime", perhaps it could also be possible to have a "slinky piano"? :)
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[[File:flowers_in_glass.jpg|300px]]
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And if you have never been in the stairwell of Packard, I think the stairwell between floors 1 & 2, and 2 & 3, have great potential. Lots of echoes there, and the stairs are made of metal!

Revision as of 01:33, 27 February 2013

This is Yoo-Yoo (Yo-Yo) Yeh's 250B page



PiezoFlower Garden OR Giant Slinky Squid


Contents

Current State


Week 7: PiezoFlower Garden


Additional variations, more soldering of audio jacks, piezo discs hooked together in parallel.

Vases from Paxton Gate coming in tomorrow. Bought a terrarium from Costplus World Market in the meanwhile, and filling it up and blowing bubbles at it! With or without the guitar effects, both have very interesting sounds.

Here is a video of the "garden" so far: PiezoFlower Garden Boom

Jonathan says the low pitch of the flower petals may be related to quarter wavelengths. Maybe I can make a smaller flower and test this out! In any case, here's the latest iteration:



Week 6: Looking for sounds


Acquired 30 additional slinkies/magic springs from Anya. Bought some more of my own. Ordered some online. Of varying sizes and shapes.

Actually building things - Sasha said I could cut up the sheet metal in the lab, and handed me a hot glue gun. I had previously been thinking of plastic or paper leaves/petals. Also lent me a guitar effects pedal. So we'll see what that sounds like!

Metal petals are actually really awesome! And the smiley face sticker is a MUST.


Week 4-5: Egg weeks.


After I shorted my $17 Radio Shack amplifier, Travis mentioned that one could buy cheap headphone amplifiers online. Ordered a Fiio headphone amp for $4, and it is proving exceedingly useful for testing.

Sasha mentioned Helmholtz resonators in class. See previous doodle... I wanted to fan eggshells and make music come from holes in a wall. Still a possibility. Just need some amplification:

That's a condenser microphone inside a hollow eggshell (yes I washed it out first). It sounds really nice, actually. Something like a seashell. That's what it sounds like to be within an egg.  :) I'll have to make a recording.

This week I switched from carrying around a slinky to carrying around a slinky, a piezo disk, audio amplifier, and headphones.


Week 3: Slinky Pianos, Giant Squids


This is the week when I carried a small slinky around with me 24/7, to show anyone who would listen. :) And blew out a RadioShack amplifier.

Going off the "slinky piano" idea, here was iteration 1: slinky piano attempt #1

Then, I think it was Eoin who mentioned the words "steel drum" and there happened to be one upstairs, so here we have a lovely video:

metal slinkies + steel drum = awesome underwater kind of sound

Still have plans to pop a balloon in Packard stairwell one of these days. Stomped down the metal stairs in tap-dancing boots the other day, that was LOUD.

more ideas doodles - John had an idea to pop balloons - well that is difficult - but bubbles pop! And they are easy to regenerate. so:

(doodle here)

but first, I went somewhat slinky crazy.



Week 2


today Sasha let me borrow the small Radio Shack amplifier+speaker and i tried to get my roommates to listen to my heartbeat through a piezoelectric disk. not as good as a stethoscope, but fun. :)

ideas doodles:

Going off the "rain chime", perhaps it could also be possible to have a "slinky piano"? :)

And if you have never been in the stairwell of Packard, I think the stairwell between floors 1 & 2, and 2 & 3, have great potential. Lots of echoes there, and the stairs are made of metal!

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