13 May 2015

Performance at LMYU Album presentation

Lend me your underbelly (to some known as Christian) did a great job in presenting his awesome album “Hover” at the nice Mirliton theather. Please check out this album at his website www.lendmeyourunderbelly.com, or go to the iTunes store to buy it.

NebulaH@HoverPresentation

I was one of the lucky people that got an invitation to play at the album presentation. This time I felt like having a more interactive performance by doing some live electronic improvising (Which is only fun btw when your sound card actually works - yes I had some technical problems just before the performance).

Footage might follow later…


Posted in life music 


14 Apr 2015

littleBits experimenting

I realy like the new DIY-like movement in electronics music that is going on right now

We first had the little Korg monotron synths and Teenage Engineering’s OP-1, now there is littleBits! (which is a bit like “Bloc-Tronic” from the eighties). Korg made a littleBits kit to play with the concepts of modular synthesizers. So I couldn’t resist, check this little experiment.

little-bits-1024x781


Posted in electronics music 


20 Jan 2015

HITBager - Keysweeper

When Samy Kamkar released his KeySweeper project, I thought to myself… hey I’ve got a piece of hardware that can be reused to play with his code. The so called “Hack In the Box 2014 badge” (aka HITBadger), which has the nRF chip on it!

HITBadger_photo

So I modified Samy’s code to my likes, just to demonstrate (at work) the risk one takes with a wireless keyboard. If you have such a HITBadger, you might try my modification keysweeper_mcu_src.tar.gz. Please note that, Samy’s code has more features.


Posted in electronics secops 


27 Oct 2014

Study trip CERN

Our study trip to CERN was impressive. I’ve seen one of the Next computer Tim Berners Lee used at CERN to mark the start of WWW (and tried the keyboard, which is a nice experience for a keyboard-nerd like me). We actually got a tour trough LHCb (Large Hadron Collide beauty) experiment and we got a presentation about cyber security from Stefan Lueders (Computer Security Officer).

CERN impression


Posted in life 


27 Oct 2014

Paragliding in Genève

Yeahaaa!!!

This comes close to the real human-flying experience
I had a great time in Genève, like to go there once more…

Paragliding Genève

See this video for a longer impression.


Posted in life 


30 Sep 2014

Love Aphex Twin's Syro album

Check out Richards new Album Syro! It’s what you expect from him, but it has a nice fresh and modern feel to it. I’m so happy

Syro


Posted in life music 


22 Apr 2014

3rd place at Revision 2014 - Oldskool Executable music competition

3rd place at Revision OldSkool executable music I had a lot of fun making “Muhinae-II”, a track for the Sega MegaDrive. The song consists of FM and PSG only sounds, so I didn’t use any samples. Oerg866 helped me out to get the executable to run on the real hardware. He is a great guy!

Revision 2014 was a AWESOME party

Listen here ^ to Muhinae-II


Posted in demoscene music 


26 Dec 2013

My Magnetic Core Memory module

I’ve got a Core Memory module from a colleague of mine, which is from way before my time
I really see the beauty of these things, so I thought. Let’s share it:

Wikipedia: Magnetic-core memory was the predominant form of random-access computer memory for 20 years (circa 1955–75). It uses tiny magnetic toroids (rings), the cores, through which wires are threaded to write and read information. Each core represents one bit of information. The cores can be magnetized in two different ways (clockwise or counterclockwise) and the bit stored in a core is zero or one depending on that core’s magnetization direction. The wires are arranged to allow an individual core to be set to either a “one” or a “zero”, and for its magnetization to be changed, by sending appropriate electric current pulses through selected wires. The process of reading the core causes the core to be reset to a “zero”, thus erasing it. This is called destructive readout.

See my gallery…

Core-Memory-Close-up


Posted in retro-computing 


02 Jul 2013

SoundChip T-Shirt

"The things that define our style..."

I really felt like dedicating a T-Shirt to my favourite 80’s computer sound chips

SoundChip T-Shirt This is the result… like it?
Okay, it contains more then only sound chips… some machine brands as well!


Posted in life music retro-computing 


02 Jul 2013

Commodore User port MIDI interface

I’m planning to build a PIC 18F2550-based Commodore User port MIDI interface. It should provide an MIDI interface through USB and directly via a DIN connector. Another idea is to make special (simplified) operation modes for it so these can be easily implemented into existing C64 software…

Commodore User Port MIDI Interface

This is a very early beta stage, but I’ll post updates when I make progress!


Posted in electronics retro-computing 


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