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attempt #3

KAAP art festival for children, fort Groenekan, Utrecht. http://tweetakt-kaap.nl/ 3 years ago I participated(analogue soundlab 2) in KAAP, a quite unique exhibition held at a old fortress on the outskirts of Utrecht. It’s main goal is to provide an interesting way to involve a younger…

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Inventor of useless things

While working on attempt#3 for the KAAP festival exhibition I was asked to participate in a short documentary about how I work. We decided to focus on the process of inventing and took my “borstcrawlmachine” as an example. The documentary was part of an education…

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Robot relations

EX-bunker, 10-2014, old WWII bunker in Wilhelmina Park, Utrecht http://exbunker.nl/ Nederlands: Techniek ontwikkeld zich op een razend tempo, nu de stofzuigerrobot, straks een robotische huishoudhulp en wie weet waar we over 20 jaar zijn. Is Robotica iets om te omarmen of om bang voor te…

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Borstcrawl machine

Bosch Parade, 19-21-22 Juni 2014, Rivier de Dommel, ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Bosch Parade The “Bosch Parade” is a yearly event held in honour of the famous dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch. It’s a floating art parade with a wide range of different disciplines, each with their own interpretation…

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Uitvindertje Spelen

de Belofte 9: TOEN, 24 mei tot 22 juni 2014, Kunstliefde, Utrecht.   De Belofte is a yearly event at Kunstliefde here in Utrecht where a group of freshly graduated students get the opportunity to build their own exhibition with the guidance of several already…

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Attempt #2 at Kaalstaart

Kaalstaart Festival voor de betakunsten en nieuwe ambachten, 18-19-20 October 2014, Kunsthal de Kade, Amersfoort. Back in October 2013 I took part in a 3 day festival for technical arts in Amersfoort called Kaalstaart.  Instead of showing a finished work I decided to show the…

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Attempt #2 at ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT, Kunstliefde, Utrecht 04-19 till 05-18 ABSTRACT My mechanical machines in an exhibition about abstract painting? Sure, why not!  

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Analogue soundlab 3 on discoverychannel

Back in March of 2013 I got contacted by discoverychannel if they could feature my analogue soundlab 3 in their program “You’ve been warned”. As someone who grew up on discoverychannel I just couldn’t refuse. They came over with a small production team to shoot…

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useless robot #3

GRIP exhibition, derdewal, Nijmegen 12-2013 The 3rd iteration in my series about “useless” robots. This one uses a counterweight mounted on a single switch wich changes the direction of the motor when it reaches the top of the ramp.

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the mini Organ Dronor

Finally it has arrived! My first professionally produced PCB. The power to drone, right in your hand! The mini Organ Dronor is a smaller version of the “Organ Dronor” analog drone system I’ve been developing over the last 2 years. Unlike most simple drone machines…

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Analogue soundlab 4

Casco Concreet exhibition, Utrecht, 12-2013 The 4th iteration of my giant spring reverb project. This time I totally abandoned the need for amplificiation and instead asked the visitor to place the wire between their teeth. This results in vibrations in the jawbone wich travel directly…

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Chain Choreography

HKU school for arts, Utrecht 03-2013 This work was part of my graduation year at the Utrecht school of arts. I wanted to make something inspired by my childhood. The title of the work is “De kralenketting van mijn moeder” (the necklace of my mother)…

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Attempt #2

Graduation exhibition HKU fine art 2013 After coming really close to a working machine on attempt#1 I took a gamble and made a entire new work for my graduation exhibition. The mayor problem in attempt#1 was the friction in the wood on wood sliding mechanism….

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Attempt #1

I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty of mechanical linkages. Back in 2005 I was quite addicted to a simple little program called sodaplay. It allows you to create just 2 parts, stiff linkages and muscles. I designed a whole range of different walking machines…

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Cockroach robotics

02-2013 HKU school for arts, Utrecht. In my experiments with robotics I’ve been searching for ways to make the behaviour less predictable and more organic. As always Im trying to achieve this with the least amount of parts possible. I tried several ways of generating…

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useless robot #1

My take on the classic “useless machine” using gravity, switch, battery’s and dc motor.

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analogue soundlab 3

Another experiment with extremely long spring reverbs. For this one I suspended 100 meters of 3.5mm galvanised steel in a long hallway. This time I used a piezo element to amplify the sound.   audio:     pictures:

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Control

Robotic installation as part of the HKU The theme of the festival was “no more westerns”, referring to the shift in visual cultures from western to eastern. With this installation, subtitled “the bottomfeeder doesn’t care who is on top” I tried to visualise my own…

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Pinky the brainless robot experiment

It’s been nearly a year since my last experiments with robotics and it was time to do some more. Meet pinky, a fully analog light following robot. This is the first in a series of small “stupid” robots Im building for a bigger project.  …

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Analogue soundlab 2

I was asked to participate in the KAAP art festival for children in Utrecht. The festival is held every year at fort Ruigenhoek, an old WW2 fortress just outside of Utrecht. The theme of the festival this year was art and technology and I decided…

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Circuitbend workshop

Following the succes of last years lunetta workshop I decided to do another workshop, this time about circuitbending. A total of 10 fine arts students joined for a week of bleeps and solder fumes. After some quick tips on soldering and circuitbending the students were…

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Analogue soundlab

Experiments with acoustic reverb and amplification. Interactive sound installation presented at HKU open dag 31-03-2012 Utrecht.

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Missa Lux (Lightdance)

12-12-2011@ HKU school for arts, Utrecht I’ve always wanted to combine dance and light with my work in electronics and music. So I made a light sensitive wireless suit wich translates the light intensity from various parts on the body into raw midi data. Big…

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some early experiments

19-06-2010 First test with shift registers to generate “random” patterns. 01-07-2010 Showing off the LED’s. 06-08-2010 The first attempt at getting visuals from my lunetta. Im using the output of the lunetta to drive a circuit wich generates a very basic composite video signal. 12-08-2010…

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the Insect Orchestra

Like most of my projects this one started as a little scribble on a piece of paper about a year ago. I have always been fascinated by the seemingly chaotic patterns everywhere in nature. The way ants organize themselves, the behavior of swarming locusts, even…

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The Organ Dronor prototype

This project has been a long time coming, but the first prototype is finally done. Still some minor changes to be made, mainly around the filter and a CV input for the filter. 2 triangle oscillators with fine tune knob for those tearing slow drones….

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Midi lunchbox

This project has been in the making for nearly a year now and I finally got around to finishing it. I used an arduino mega and a off the shelf midi to usb cable and hacked them together. The final controller has 8 midi CC…

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Lunetta Robotics experiments 1 & 2

My first few simple steps into the world of robotics. In the first experiment I wanted to use my knowledge of logic ic’s to generate irratic movement. It is controlled by light and various logic signals. <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/UjQ2ikWHVpU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>   In the…

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Lunetta workshop

A workshop I gave as part of the seminar period at the HKU school for fine arts. 4 days of noise and experimenting with cmos chips, a great way to learn basic electronics and sound synthesis. The entire workshop is solder free with the use…

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werkschouw 15-12-2010: the light sequencer

I’ve been working a lot with homemade electronics in various projects this semester and for the werkschouw(half term evaluation) I made this light sequencer installation. It consists of a screen divided into 8 seperate sections, each equiped with a light sensor housed in a pyramid….

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Circuitboards

Since I started exploring the world of electronics I have been fascinated by the beauty of the printed circuitboard. It’s probably the most common form of electronics and a modern household can have hundreds of PCB’s all silently making our world work. They were never…

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Ants

A collection of works inspired by ants and their fascinating way of organising.  

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groentengeluid a.k.a. The Vegetable synthesizer

One of the installations I did in the first year at HKU. unedited sequence unedited HKU, Utrecht, Netherlands 27-03-2010 This is a project I made for experimental sculpture class in the first year fine arts at HKU. It’s powered by an arduino wich senses the…

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circuitbend tr-505

Finally finished my tr-505, really glad how it turned out. It’s really a everlasting work in progress, but here are the bends so far: -8 individual volume controls -51 headerpins patchbay including synth sounds, sequencer glitches and drum rhytm glitches. -6 patchable toggleswitches -1 global…

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