i’m still learning how to use the sound library. sorry for the screams.
how it works: arduino is reading the change in voltage due to the different thickness of the lines; these values are being sent via serial communication to openFrameworks using the arduino library. It works in the same way as reading a variable resistor: the thicker the lines the more current that flows as graphite is a good electrical conductor.
arduino is running the firmata protocol.
i’m using of v_0.05
i’ll be posting a link to the source codes soon
Super nice. I don’t understand how the samples/radio is incorporated though? If the tuning of the radio is controlled the same way the pitches are generated, that’s excellent! The art reminds me of some of the artwork surrounding UNKLE+DJ Shadow, I can’t remember the artists name…
Yeah – you couldn’t really “simulate” the NN on paper, because graphite doesn’t sum/multiply the way a NN needs to (you can’t pass data through the graphite and expect it to act like a NN), but you could totally draw the weights of the synapses and constantly measure them while updating a simulation on the computer.
one thing i’ve been finding really inspiring is the fact of combining the particular qualities of paper with that of electronics. for ex. tearing up the paper and breaking a connection, or folding it and closing a switch.
an idea that comes to mind about the NN: maybe one way to create “synapses” between separate nodes could be by folding the paper instead of drawing connecting lines.