Their tag line is "take a weekend, and make something". Quoth the article:
Among the projects: a beautiful, elegant 3D sequencer, a fun bird-and-sky multitouch soundmaker with multitouch trackpad input, and a robotic xylophone controlled by monome. Someone even worked out a way to turn NI’s Maschine into a rhythm game, complete with Street Fighter sounds.It's worth reading their article, even if (like me) you don't understand 100% of the music jargon or tech involved. What it shows is creativity is alive in the arts and sciences.
Not everyone has to launch a satellite (or a high altitude balloon, or an model airplane that flies to 7,000 feet). It's just good to live in an era where you can enjoy Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects. So next weekend-- build something. Or go hiking. Or write something. Or cook. Just choose to create.
Alex, the daytime astronomer
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