Mitochondrion Mark 5.3 LED Staff

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In short: the Mitochondrion looks as stunning as I hoped for about five years ago. My journey into the obsession of making LED staffs About five years ago, I stopped fire spinning and started building LED staffs. I wanted to have images hanging in space around me while I am spinning staff. Technology (and my …

One-handed back balance on tissu

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Finally! I’ve been working on this for years. If you’ve a good back bend, then it’s easy – your weight ends up rolling back into the tissu and stabilising this position. I have a crap back bend, so my weight is far forward from the tissu, hence it looks like hard work. Also, I’m told …

We put a slack rope up in the lounge

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…as you do, if you’re us.

Mitochondrion glow staff progress – where I’m at, where I want to go

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Back from Rainbow Serpent now and mostly recovered from having too much fun. So much fun that I haven’t any pics or vids. The Mitochondrion mark 4.2.3 got a great reception, someone described it as brain-melting, which is one of the feelings that I’m trying to create, and I got to meet lots of other …

Mark 4.2.3 – More grunt needed. As always.

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While everyone’s off to Kiwiburn, we’re off to Rainbow Serpent in Oz. It just worked out that way. Anyway, for the Mark 4.2.3 I’ve fixed lots of bugs, mended a couple of screws, implemented a couple of more structured modes, 24 modes in total, and doubled the speed – 10 ms per refresh. I’ve also …

And a video from Circulation

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Secret Missions – Revealed

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I’ve been working with Loki Gash, to create pictures for Suraya’s magazine, Filament. Here’s two teasers: Click to appreciate LED goodnesss. And if you want to see more, then buy the magazine. And get more updates via LJ at filamentmag. * – I’m told these are hot pics, but you know, I got really cold …

Secret Mission – Success!

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Also hypothermia and an abiding hatred of anything containing batteries. Sweaty me is sweaty.

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I decided at the start of the year to post a picture of myself each week. 2008 was pretty stealthy, for 2009 I wanted to round up a pile of pics, so that when I’m nine-hundred and twelve, when my great-great-….-grand nieces and -nephews say to me “grand-uncle, you’re much more of a smug wanker …

Kiwiburn Post

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So:

Off to Kiwiburn

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We may end up looking like this: Pic by tatjna

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On friday evening, the 4 kb of program memory on the Mitochondrion was 98.9% full. I’ve had a weekend of rewriting code neater, tinier and more flexible. Squeeze code down, write more patterns, fill up memory, squeeze down again. I’m trading off between program space, limited numbers of variables and limited other storage space. But …

Narcissism

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There was general dissatisfaction about the number of pictures of me last year. So, in a general challenge to myself, this year there will be more. Here’s number one: Pic by tieke The more astute amongst you will notice the travelling overhead crane in the background, two tonne SWL and worth drooling over, as all …

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There have been calls for this LJ to feature more hot n3kk1d pics of me and less geeking out. As is well known, I live life selflessly, purely for the benefit of others, so I will oblige:

Coz there’s not enough narcissism on the interwebs

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Spin, originally uploaded by -Nicole-. Pic by Nicole