Tag Archives: FPGA


Spinning ping pong balls around 2 axes. Intricate patterns turn into concentric circles. High speed, high precision stepper motors with custom drivers controlled by FPGAs solving 5th-order equations in realtime, with a focus on event timing. Also filmed with cameras … Continue reading

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Motorized fader console for BEAST, the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre. Emphasis on compact size (32 faders within 81x22cm) and resolution (16-bit ADCs, 12-bit positioning accuracy). In 2012 clones were sold to MAAST, Kent and De Montfort, Leicester.

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Unna Unit

128 servos and 3 LEDs controlled by two gluions. The latter don’t act as interfaces like usual but run a custom FPGA configuration that implements the complete behaviour model. No additional computer involved.

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Matrix Guitar

Custom gluion code for Warren Cross’ Matrix Guitar

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Pneumatic Sound Field

Modified gluion for sample-accurate control of pneumatic valves. Driven by an ADAT line with 64 dual-channel outputs.

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Contracting work for twosuns, a Berlin multi-media company. Twister is part of the sound subsystem of enclued, an interactive multi-media development environment. Initially a multi-channel soundcard with embedded spatialization functionality, which was later moved to the host PC.

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Early predecessor of the gluiph. A small 56k module to fit inside the SensorLab.

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A four-channel audio converter for the NeXT cube and the ispw (i.e. the IRCAM signal processing workstation). This started as a hack with a couple of evaluation boards and some blobs of glue logic. With help from Atau Tanaka, and … Continue reading

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