Category: ArtScience

The Not Creepy At All, Magic Ring | Dangerous Things

As some might be aware I am something of a Teknomage since my idea of embedded IoT is often various degrees of biohackery. In 2022, Síofгa Tech will begin integrating RFID in the form of an elegantly simple ring from Dangerous Things. This way you have a comfortable bit of jewellery that functions as an On/Off and or Killswitch for your guitar and rig, or pretty damn much anything else you might use a wireless fob or keycard for. For example, along with securing your music gear, you could add secure startup to your motorcycle, car, or even open the garage door, all without having to pierce your tender flesh for cybernetic implants.

Whıskey 10k on a Full Sleeve

Hope to have the Whıskey 10k on a Full Sleeve available by mid-2022. As a replacement or in addition to the Heads Up! (QWERTY), it is a custom 10-Key, with a smaller footprint, larger buttons, larger, higher-quality touchpad and haptic feedback.


A Brief History of the Numeric Keypad
Francesco Bertelli, September 11, 2018
There’s no logical reason why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads.
So why do we still follow the same convention?
Picture the keypad of a telephone and calculator side by side. Can you see the subtle difference between the two without resorting to your smartphone? Don’t worry if you can’t recall the design. Most of us are so used to accepting the common interfaces that we tend to overlook the calculator’s inverted key sequence. A calculator has the 7–8–9 buttons at the top whereas a phone uses the 1–2–3 format.
Read the full article here

Taıbhse Cybeгphysical Contгols

This is my concept art for the controls of my guitars. The intention is for them to seem mundane except they would appear to have no wiring, no visible means of power.

Their default is volume and tone, but are MIDI programmable absolute position rotary encoder actuators featuring adjustable resolution, progressive rise, and torque.

As with the rest of this prototype, the knob aesthetic accents are fashioned from mokume-gane (木目金) created with 3 colours of aluminium bronze with different per cents of copper. I would prefer the same copper titanium alloy as the EVOGold frets, but that is a high priority right now.

“Unicorn Milk” Prototype Update 2021-11-08

Thought I would share an updated rendering I just finished of my “Unicorn Milk” prototype.

I am transitioning to the graphic design software Affinity by Serif Ltd (EU).

This was mostly done by importing SVG line drawing from Inkspace, then adding details in Affinity Designer (vector) then some colouring and touchups in Affinity Photo (raster) effects, before exporting it to a PNG file format to post online.

Anyway, I am patiently awaiting the neck to be finished with my friends at Warmoth. It is Quartersawn Maple (Roasted/Torrified) with a Wenge wood fretboard.

Last evening the Holy Grail Tremolo Blackened Satin Nickel finish arrived from Wudtone UK.

You can’t tell in the image, but the bridge saddles are the Graph Tech GHOST system with electronics for both acoustic and hexaphonic MIDI out.

My special sauce is an active resonance system that acts in some ways like a sustainer, and though the pickguard and controls are traditional in appearance, they are anything but. Wish I could say more. You will have to wait for the demonstration video.

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