Noisemaker


#1

Hello all,

Has anyone built a NOISEMAKER yet? Is there a pdf/video/article anywhere?


#2

We have, and there’s no documentation for it yet as far as I know. I’m also still working on the Cookbook project for it ( the browser-based software which will power it ), which is taking me down some winding roads of music theory and algorithmic melody generation.


#3

Thanks Phil, can you please at least post a photo of it at some point? I am not 100% sure of how it should be assembled.


#4

See @blogmywiki lovely assembly here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gilesbooth/24029782185


#5

What actually makes the noise though? I see lots of inputs on there. What’s the output? I don’t really understand what the noisemaker is meant to be.


#6

The Noisemaker uses the Flotilla inputs as a “control surface” for a software synthesizer. All the sound is generated in your browser, and output through your laptop/PC/Pi speakers depending on what you use to run it.

I must sound like a stuck record at this point, but It’ll get a shiny new UI and some tweaks to make this clearer when ShipShape is finished.


#7

Ahh… I see. Is this visible somewhere yet? Cause at the moment all I see when I connect to the cookbook is mood light and weather station.


#8

Sounds like a no. :)


#9

It’s lurking here. Not sure what state I left it in :( http://flotil.la/cookbook/synth/


#10

I’ll have a play with it.

Out of interest why aren’t there any Flotilla modules that make a noise?


#11

You haven’t tried stepping on a Motor barefoot yet, have you?


#12

We’ve got some ideas for some, but they didn’t make the initial cull- the Pi is already pretty good at making sounds!


#13

mmm… PC Speaker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_speaker) module

take
my
money


#14

But my Pi doesn’t have a speaker.

I have the Pi foundation touchscreen on mine. But are they going to make a touchscreen/speaker unit? :) Then they could do a keyboard with built-in trackpad and at last we’ve have something we could use in schools.

I take your point about stepping on a motor. Lego bricks make a similar noise.