Forthcoming installation in Belfast’s PS2 gallery.

From the 20th to the 25th of August I’ll be showing some of my works in Belfast’s PS2 gallery. This’ll include a radio, a TV some remote controls and a recreation of my living room. For the show I’ve rebooted my Journey Through a Burning Brain patch from way back in 2009 and gone to town with a new concept and some fancy effects. Here’s a video showing some ¬†Euclidean rhythms triggering a cut up video of the QVC channel being played through my new video synthesiser. Excuse the slightly jerky video, the actual patch runs at twice the speed this was just a quick and dirty real-time capture. More details to follow…

XBee4Max – Sending data wirelessly in Max via XBee

I made this about a year ago and just never posted it. I’ve really gone off blogging but I figured this might be useful for other people who want to send and receive data wirelessly over XBee in Max. It uses RXTX to access the serial port from inside mxj so it requires you to copy a two files to Max’s support directory to get it to work. Most of the hard work is done by by Andrew Rapp’s excellent XBee java api so big shout outs to Andrew who was really helpful when I got stuck. I’ve had good results at baud rates up to 57,600 any faster and the Arduino seems to get it’s knickers in a twist reading the bytes out of the serial buffer. When loaded the external sends a node discover packet to ask the other XBees to chime back with there names, from then on you can send data using the ‘send’ message followed by the name of the XBee and the raw bytes your sending. It comes with a help file and the source is fairly transparent so feel free to hack away…

 

External: XBee4Max-Max-External.zip

Eclipse source code: XBee4Max-Eclipse-Source.zip