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  • InstructiBlocks

    Currently working with Lego on the InstructiBlocks project. Placing ambiguous instructions inside Lego with RFID tags.  

  • Ferromagnetic Input Device (with ball bearings!)

    An interesting project from Microsoft Research that uses an array of magnetic sensors to allow the detection of “any ferrous object placed on or near its surface”. The BeatBearing is referenced (in…

  • NIME 07

    Have entered a short paper into the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference. The title of the paper is “Effortful Interaction: Playing the Edge-trimmer”. This years conference will take place in New…

  • 3 Month Review

    Have completed my 3 month review. You can download the full pdf file from: www.petecube.com/blog/documents/3-month-review.pdf This sums up my current research proposal, and lays out a very rough plan of what I…

  • Edge-trimmer prototype#2

    Ok, here’s the first real prototype of the edge-trimmer, which is a little more solidly constructed than the chair leg version… It currently isn’t hooked up to make any noise, although it…

  • record spinning interface

    Just started a prototype of a new interface. A ‘Shake’ device containing accelerometers, magnetometers, bluetooth and capacitive sensors is strapped to the center of a 10″ record, allowing the user to perform…

  • ‘Edge-trimmer’ prototype

    A very very rough prototype of a new instrument which may resemble an edge-trimmer has been made. So far this consists of an ergonomic handle (not a chair-leg!) connected to a magneto-rheological-fluid…

  • mind map

    Have been learning to use GraphViz to create a research mind-map. So far I’ve only produced a small map, which isn’t particularly useful. Hopefully when the map grows to giant proportions, it…

  • Pebblebox

    Have been given the pebblebox to set up and play with…

  • Embodiment papers

    Links to the embodiment papers:Andy Clark, ‘Embodiment: From Fish to Fantasy’Rodney Brooks, ‘Intelligence Without Representation’David Lee, ‘How Movement is Guided’Alva Noe, ‘The Enactive Approach to Perception: An Introduction’