Walked along a nice bit of beach-ish area near my flat. Realised that whilst I’m fairly experienced at creating UIs where the creation of sound is the end result (musical instruments), I’ve never really given much thought to the use of sound in other UIs.
The house lights across the bay twinkle a lot — perhaps because of the heat. It’s cold outside here, but inside all the buildings is really toasty, thanks to ubiquitous geothermal power.
sophiedennis wow, that thing’s seen some serious repair work, judging by all those cleats! Related but not nearly as shiny:
I love the way a gap of 1/10mm or a tiny notch is all it takes to turn a large wooden assembly from useless lump to playable instrument #lutherie
sophiedennis your project sounds a bit like my gurdies! I’ve been nearly there for days. Got the Keyboxes glued on today, so almost finished now.
Got a lot of #gurdy turning done today. Result: two knobs, four strap buttons and two collars ready for touching up and use.
I spent most of this afternoon learning all the different ways in which bits of ebony can break. Thankfully, the great people at the Totnes school of Guitarmaking had enough maple strips in stock for me to use those.
The second #gurdy back is on after rather a stressful gluing session inside a small, dark shed with candles for light. Now I know a little more about what it must have been like to be a luthier in the Middle Ages.
roopagulati sure! I’ve repaired banjos before, not done a use yet but there’s little technical difference to a guitar
Woah, pinocc.io looks like a dream come true. I can’t wait to start linking musical instruments up to the IoT.
I just released a whole load of my lutherie notes and resources onto the web for all to see. In a profession where free knowledge sharing is by no means the norm, this is a fairly big deal.
Needless to say, I will be building on this heavily, adding more content and refining what I have as I learn more.
It’s a looong time since I last made an animated #GIF.