Projects

Active/Completed/On-Going

  • Brewing
    • English Brown Ale (successful 5gal batch near Father’s Day 2010)
    • Black Butte Porter clone (successful 4.5gal batch around August 2010)
    • Belgian Tripel (5gal batch bottled and carbonating as of Jan 2011)
  • Music
    • Electronic
    • Traditional (used lightly)
      • Traynor YBA-1
        • bass focused mods
        • re-cap
      • early 90’s Fender Jazz Bass ’75 reissue
        • DiMarzio Model J pickups
        • DiMarzio push-pull 250kΩ potentiometers for series/parallel options
        • DiMarzio 250kΩ potentiometer for tone knob
        • Sprague .33μF Orange Drop capacitor for tone

Ideas/Researching/On-the-Shelf

  • Brewing
    • Kid-friendly recipe (root beer, ginger ale, cream soda, etc.) for Ellie and I to make for her birthday party
  • Music
    • Arduino-based Monome-type controller (inspired by Chronome and more about that device here)
    • Self-designed 8-channel mixer with 4 effects sends and feedback matrix
    • Various stand-alone or combination effect devices
      • distortion, fuzz
      • reverb, delay
      • modulation
      • filters
    • Analog Synthesizers
      • CMOS-based noise makers and droning devices
      • Andromeda Space Rocker format analog based drone device with IR-sync of lfo or modulation
  • Micro-computing
    • Brewing environment logger (inspired by SparkFun Bubble Logger)
      • Bubble counter (maybe with bubble duration to approximate volume)
      • Ambient Light Sensor
      • Barometric Pressure and Temperature Sensor
    • Lighting Project (inspired by Ambient Mood Light and Ambient TV Light)
      • Random or Controlled Hue
      • Programmed or Music Synced Pulses
      • Motion or Environmentally Triggered (temperature, proximity, etc.)
      • Displayed as framed art piece or hidden