Meet Stanley! Stanley is a converted player piano that interacts with Twitter users to play their favorite songs. Users tweet at Stanley to request a tune, a computer searches through a vast MIDI library to find it, then the MIDI information is sent to a set of solenoids on the piano that plunk out the notes.
Watch a video of Stanley in action here: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/07/19/player-piano-takes-song-requests-over-twitter/
You’re a maker? Or want to become one? Or wonder what that whole "making" movement is all about? Then get on board!
A series of maker events will take place in Hamburg, Germany, starting in late summer, and we want you to be part of them!
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Singing in the rain is so yesterday: Check out this awesome Arduino-powered 8 bit umbrella playing music when it rains! It uses an array of 12 piezoelectric sensors to trigger random tunes as rain hits it. Yay!
Fellow makers, check out this amazing and simple way to store your bike. Blogger Sven Winter designed this bike rack and has even more nifty ideas for your apartment. DYI FTW!
Details here: http://todayimade.co/items/349
New feature: As some of you have already noticed, we now support upload and linking of multiple images (up to 6)!
That means you can now document your process and share photos of how you made it instead of only showing the result! Yay!
Check it out on http://todayimade.co/items/new and let us know what you think!
We love this battle robot (and we actually saw it in action at TechShop San Francisco)! Alex Glowaski bulit it with a default Parallax SumoBot kit - designed for a game in which robots push each other off a circular platform. To this, she added an ancient aluminum claw (with sentimental value) and a shuriken (with impalement value).
Watch a video of the battle robot in action here: http://todayimade.co/items/306
not only are we in NYC right now, but also on Hacker News (both since yesterday). Thrilled about both!
Being in NYC means being slightl jetlagged right now – being on HN meant some downtime, unfortunately. But now we're back online again, and faster than ever! Sorry for the inconveniences in the meantime.
You can take part in the HN discussion about todayimade here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4034069
We're having some difficulties with our Facebook authentication on todayimade.co: Some of you might see application errors after posting new items, although the item itself was successfully posted.
Please bear with us a little longer – we're working on it and hope to have it fixed soon!