So...what are you working on?

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Reetsyburger
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby Reetsyburger » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:47 pm

My husband (gergistheword) and I just finished repainting our 1993 Honda Nighthawk.
Now the bike is flat black instead of lipstick red.

A photo set of the project:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gergistheword/sets/72157615914106158/

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We attended "Maple Syrup Madness" at the Wargo Nature Center in in Lino Lakes, and learned how to make maple syrup.
I'm really excited to tap our maple tree next year.
I'd like to keep it old school and carve the spile from an elderberry stem.

A photo set from the outing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gergistheword/sets/72157615349730253/

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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby paulsobczak » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:25 pm

Hey Reetsyburger I think I met you at a Circuit bending convention a few years back, that is if somebody hasn't stolen your online handle.

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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby Theo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:43 pm

I suspect you two have met more recently than that, too...

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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby paulsobczak » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:11 am

uh oh, :lol: funny that I would recognize a handle but not a face.

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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby Reetsyburger » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:22 pm

paulsobczak, Theo - I have attended a couple of Bent Fests in Minneapolis, and I was at the TCMakers meetup on March 11.

I had to leave the March meeting early to grab a last supper at Fugaise before it closed.

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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby Theo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:26 pm

Everybody's right! Hooray!! :mrgreen:

...wait, Fugaise closed?? Like, forever? :shock: :(

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Re: So...what are you working on? [MECHANICAL MUSIC!]

Postby wammie » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:34 am

Hmmm.... haven't worked on anything much for years, but looking forward to spending time on projects this spring. I was laid off from my job and will likely have some time between jobs.

One thing that I'm VERY interested in is mechanical music! I don't know how many people like carousel and band organ music, but I just love it!

I've spent many, many hours delving into mechanical music simulations on my computer using midi files. Click here to listen to one of my simulations:
http://mntechnoguy.home.comcast.net/Blaze-Away.mp3

Wouldn't it be grand if Twin Cities Maker could make some sort of midi-based musical machine??? I'd want to build one for myself, of course, but if the group built a classy machine it would be something to attract crowds at events!!!

If we put all our skills together, I'm sure we could come up with something fantastic to show!

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Re: So...what are you working on? [MECHANICAL MUSIC!]

Postby Theo » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:48 am

wammie wrote:http://mntechnoguy.home.comcast.net/blaze-away.mp3

Comcast says your link doesn't work... but it's a fascinating (and waaaaay ambitious) idea.

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Re: So...what are you working on? [MECHANICAL MUSIC!]

Postby noise » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:22 am

wammie wrote:Wouldn't it be grand if Twin Cities Maker could make some sort of midi-based musical machine???


That would be fun. I'm personally enamored with the various mechanical sequencers that I've seen around, see the archives on my blog for a couple examples.
Make it happen.


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