From API to LED: CRYPT0MANIA

Cryptomania is a sculpture designed as commentary on the cryptocurrency pandemonium. It lights up based on the 1 hour price change (a percentage value) of a particular crypto-currency – Ethereum.

Note: For details on how the physical enclosure was made, read more here. For details on the code and wiring of the crystal, read more here.

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From API to LED: Creating the Crystal

Creating the physical enclosure for the CRYP0MANIA crystal was a project in and of itself. This post is about the crystals physical details.

For a summary of the sculpture overall, read more here. For details on the code and wiring of the crystal, read more here.

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(Welcome to) Planet Music

Before landing on Planet Music, a spaceman traveled a great distance in response to the musical phenomenon. Along the way he met and grooved with super-saiyan by the name of Will Hallet.

Copyright to Swedish House Mafia and Virgin / EMI for the song Greyhound.

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From API to LED: Digital Details

Lets call it CRYPT0MANIA – the connected crystal.

This post is about the crystals digital details – because it works – it really works!

Note: For a summary of the sculpture overall, read more here. For details on how the physical enclosure was made, read more here

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Sailing through Christmas

My first project using Unity – a 3-D game engine.

I created a character using Adobe Fuse (incredibly buggy, sidelined software at the moment), and found animations for it in Mixamo. These characters can then be uploaded to Unity.

As you can see, the character is pretty good, but not perfect –  our characters poor feet pay the price.

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Final Project, FOR FREE!

Worship of Cthulhu is a final project that costed $0 to make. NYU ITP has a lot of resources available and I tried to take advantage of them by making an assigned project FO FREE.

I hate spending money! But one lesson learned is definitely that ya get what ya pay for. This is true in terms of both item quality and consistency, as well as time and energy cost – an invisible cost upfront.

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Planet Music

Planet Music is a sound visualizer on the moon! The current version has a set playlist of 6 songs that can be activated with the media player buttons. The space scene reacts to the sound using a fast Fourier transform (FFT). Here is a sample video:

Try it for yourself here (Notes: please allow ~20 seconds to load. Currently not optimized for mobile)

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The crucifixion of compact disc

‘The crucifixion of compact disk’ is a sculpture piece about the sacrifice of material for media, obsolescence, the commercial hype cycle, and the unnatural decay of legacy technology.

In other words, its a CD holder. Now I can finally get rid of all of the cases for these CDs that I will never use again.

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