Weeknotes: Proposals

I submitted my first proposal this week. I am hopeful (or I would not have submitted) but it has brought things into focus. I do not want to say anything else yet but it has clarified a few things and directions.

I now need to finish some other work – as the Audio Mostly deadline is next week and I have other deadlines shortly afterwards for an article and a workshop. However, that will allow me to get on with somethings.

Sound and the Environment

A slightly belated post but the Guardian have a useful piece about soundscapes for the environment, that I take as sound methods within the Anthropocene. It’s not really part of my research but the ideas of sound to engage with the unheard under our feet. Sonic and environment certainly dates back to R Murray Schafer […]

Automating documentation using Python

One of the tasks for this week was cleaning up after an infrastructure move and then updating all the documentation. Given that there are many forms of documentation, it was a bit of a task. I ended up putting together a spreadsheet of the main details so that there is a canonical reference. The first […]

Pi in the Street

I am about to start work on a new project, AI in the Street. I am not sure exactly my role as the kick off meetings are this week. In preparation, I have been playing around with a Raspberry Pi Pico and the aioble library to make really simple tunes on it. Not quite chiptunes […]

Weeknote: AARs and patterns in audio

I’ve been wrapping bits and pieces of the HackRF base app to have some fun. One of the challenges was updating some old code in the AAR that needed a new flag. Next up is to make the gradle build a bit nicer and to add in the name again. I also need to update […]

Weeknote: SDRs, Workshops, and tiny tools

Less weeknote and more occasional update … I celebrated passing my Viva without corrections by putting in a workshop proposal. I heard last night that it was accepted. Now to organise it. While I was working on the proposal and a paper, I wrote a prototype sonification plugin for Gephi. Now that the workshop exists, […]

Weeknotes: It’s raining sensors

Well, prototypes of sensors. I have been playing around with the piezo sensor to measure the pressure on a surface. I have been using a milk bottle as a testing environment to act as a surrogate for a plastic surface to test the code. This goes with the rain gauge, using the HC-SR04 distance sensor. […]

Weeknotes: sensors and so on

A relatively quiet week really. I put in an order for some equipment from PiHut, such as resistors and capacitors along with distance sensors to crack on with looking at audio interventions with the weather such as sonic anemometers and rain gauges. I did some come across a disdrometer which looks very appealing. Just waiting […]

Weeknotes: Listening to the Air Waves

This week I bit the bullet and plugged in some machines. I bought a HackRF One from Martin Lynch and Son with an ANT 500 antenna. I installed hackrf and gnuradio through Homebrew, which is not with out its perils. The gnuradio version (3.10) that is installed does not have the osmocom component so I […]

Social Audio

Social Audio is a new term to me in this guise. I enjoyed Brian Cantrill’s talk, Social Audio as a Vector For Engineering Wisdom, about Oxide’s use: https://youtu.be/W8qiDhlFVCE. I do like the idea for multiple voices in a meeting and sharing information. I do wonder if this is amenable to digital methods and combining the […]