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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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