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2011-01-02: Les Modern Sounds Black and white and red all over.
2011-01-11: Horizontal Rule If not clear in the photo, the 3 top and 3 bottom pieces are shiny metallic finished bits of covers.
2011-01-14: Without a Doubt Without a doubt, the sadness, and the beauty the quiet normal lives. Frank Sinatra and the Cowboys.
2011-01-17: Flock of Other White bird and loosely connected words.
2011-01-27: Jazz Flavor Goof off, man.
2011-03-12: Summertime Lower right corner is a patch of NYC street posters.
2011-03-21: As Almost Is Finger snapping.
2011-03-29: Resolution Step further back.
2011-04-08: For Sale Hey Ray!
2011-07-29: Andy's Dream A young man's preoccupations.
2011-08-06: Gunfighter His domineering New England wife, his lovely daughter.
2013-04-19: OK Better than "Shitty Song Hits."
2013-06-06: Parenthetically For the moment (borrowed from Jazz)
2013-06-18: Your Arms Quite a drag. The row of dots are punched from LP cover and painted with white acrylic.
2013-06-19: Better Luck than M A country ballad.
2013-06-20: Crepuscule First of the jumbled letter pieces.
2013-06-23: Cycles Bzzzzz.
2013-06-24: Buddha's Hand God and Rock and Roll.
2013-06-30: Clenched Two comedians.
2013-07-20: Silence A nod to John Cage and Oklahoma.
2013-07-23: Fingered Down on the corner.
2013-07-23: Sunset Piano For Mauro Ffortissimo, of the <a target="_new" href="http://sunsetpiano.com/">Sunset Piano</a> project.
2013-07-25: Vamos Alternate title: "The New Math"
2013-07-27: A New Look The "letters" at the top of the work are formed by blacking out the actual back cover text. So are the negative space between the original text blocks.
2013-07-28: Giving It Some Thought All I see are little dots.
2013-07-28: Limbo Party How low can you go?
2013-07-30: On My Mind Bobby on his mind.
2013-08-02: Certified His failure is about to be known.
2013-08-05: Psychedelified One of the "Psychedelified", "Vox Humana" and "Golden Era" triptych.
2013-08-06: Lost Uke Op art, Hawaiian style.
2013-08-12: Vox Humana One of the "Psychedelified", "Vox Humana" and "Golden Era" triptych. "Ear tickling as well as rinky tink."
2013-08-19: Golden Era One of the "Psychedelified", "Vox Humana" and "Golden Era" triptych.
2013-08-20: Dorado Marquee Sun.
2013-08-21: Nuthin' Much to Say Yes, nothing much to say.
2013-08-21: Take Five Smokin' in the studio.
2013-08-22: Same Old Story All the bad qualities of the bongos.
2013-08-26: Bozo Nova 50,000 watted soul. And a clown.
2013-08-28: True Blue In every dream home a heartache.
2013-09-03: High Five On some faraway beach.
2013-09-04: Twist Found scribbles.
2013-09-05: The Look of Love A lovely abstract.
2013-09-06: Corduroy Finding new means of self-expression.
2013-09-08: Jamboree Hello?
2013-09-10: The Pleasure Mom One of my favorite titles.
2013-09-11: Bird in a Cage Poor Sammie.
2013-09-11: Landscape Snowbound.
2013-09-12: Blacked Out Another negative space piece.
2013-09-12: Laid Out Step by step instructions.
2013-09-13: Hard to Believe Dark shadows.
2013-09-14: Gotta Go A prison blues.
2013-09-15: Philosophizin' Composition in blue over Jimmie.
2014-01-26: Thinking Man's Band For the past years he has fought progress.
2014-02-09: Covers Lady in red.
2014-03-02: Of Course A history of appropriation.
2014-03-15: Background Singer Self explanatory.
2014-03-30: Down River Listening to Steven Reich.
2014-04-10: Liberally Seasoned Village people.
2014-04-10: Quotation "Quotation"
2014-04-14:Opaque Melodies Mr. Nice Guy
David Scribbley, Robot Artist David Scribbley, Robot Artist, is an automaton that draws pictures. His drawing arm is driven by two stepper motors controlled by an Arduino microcontroller.
Ear Drum This box contains four solenoid driven hammers that strike a grid of silk screened "ears" made from various materials. This work is controlled by an Arduino microcontroller. The sequences are stored in external, to the microcontroller, serial EEPROMs. The sequences are created in a custom sequencer application written in Processing. An optical sensor is used to turn the unit on and off with the opening and closing of the lid. Originally created as part of a collaborative exhibition with artist <a href="http://www.laurapaulini.com" target="new">Laura Paulini</a>. The design on the top of the box is hers.
Junk Robots Hosted a Make Camp on Google+ event on 7/30/2012. The theme was making robots from scrap materials. Kicked off their week of robotics.
LP Fish A fish skeleton sculpture formed from CNC cut LP records. The work is composed of ten pieces. Each piece is heated and formed into shape, then assembled.
LP Vinyl Arms An arrangement of arms cut from old LP records.
Maker Faire Robots Large static display robots for Maker Faire. Eyes are reclaimed LED traffic lights.
PianoBot: Flyer Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. A Series Two model. Series Two features the more expressive beady-eyed head. This one is assembled as a "Flyer."
PianoBot: M1-8 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. One of the Mini Series. Arms move on these.
PianoBot: M1-G54 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. Chest insert is a bingo game piece. One of the Mini Series. Arms move on these. "Ape" arm style. Earliest version of the Mini Series.
PianoBot: M2-DOTDOT Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. One of the Mini Series 2. Movable arms and jaw.
PianoBot: M2-X Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. One of the Mini Series 2. Movable arms and jaw.
PianoBot: M3 Third iteration of the Mini PianoBot series. Hands and lower body cut from vintage LP records.
PianoBot: Rover Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts.
PianoBot: Runaway Rocket Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. The rocket is turned from a structural beam from the back of the piano. Even the base is a chunk of piano wood.
PianoBot: S1-B11 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. A Series One model. Series One has cigar tube encased heads.
PianoBot: S1-I30 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. A Series One model. Series One has cigar tube encased heads.
PianoBot: S1-O71 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. A Series One model. Series One has cigar tube encased heads.
PianoBot: S2-01 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. This one is a Series Two model. Series Two features the more expressive beady-eyed head.
PianoBot: S2-04 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. This one is a Series Two model. Series Two features the more expressive beady-eyed head.
PianoBot: S2-06 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. This one is a Series Two model. Series Two features the more expressive beady-eyed head.
PianoBot: Scorpion Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts.
PianoBot: X1 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. This one is an early experiment. The legs have spring to them and the arms move up and down a bit. The chest inset is an old typewriter key.
PianoBot: X2 Robot sculpture mostly made from old piano parts. Another early experimental version. The head is an old neon sign insulator. The red at the base of the head is a child's toy wooden block.
Quadraconic Turntable Modified record player with four microcontroller controlled tone arms. The sound is generated by a needle attached to a polycarbonate film cone that transmits the vibrations caused by the groove in an LP record. The tone arms are lifted and lowered according to a stored sequence.
Rhythm Box This box contains four solenoid driven hammers that strike a grid of various materials/objects. Six different rhythms can be loaded into the box and are selected via a rotary switch. This work is controlled by an Arduino microcontroller. The sequences are stored in external, to the microcontroller, serial EEPROMs. The sequences are created in a custom sequencer application written in Processing. Originally created as part of a collaborative exhibition with artist <a href="http://www.laurapaulini.com/" target="new">Laura Paulini</a>. The design on the top of the box is hers. The design on the inner lid is mine. It is a piece of player piano scroll applied over an old LP liner sleeve.
Rocket Car #1 Robot sculpture made from various scrap materials.
Rocket Car #2 Robot sculpture made from various scrap materials.
Rocket Car #3 Robot sculpture made from various scrap materials.
Rocket Car #4 Robot sculpture made from various scrap materials.
S&M #1 Scale and Measures. Sculpture in the form of a robot. Made from an old bathroom scale, vintage piano parts, and a few other materials.
Singers A grid of figures cut from old LP records. Each has been heated and formed into postures to create a 'performance.' The figures float above the background which results in some lovely shadows that enrich the work.
Songbirds Simple ornaments cut from old LP records.
These Are Not Ants An installation. Ants emerging from an old Adam and the Ants LP. They climb up and across the ceiling to framed image a pie. The caption under the pie: "Ceci n'est pas une pie."
Urban Putt Urban Putt is a restaurant/bar in San Francisco's Mission District. It contains a full miniature golf course. I designed and built the 13th hole for Maker Media. The installation has kinetic and sound components.
Xylophone This box contains four solenoid driven hammers that strike a arrangement of keys removed from a vintage xylophone. The notes form a G6, or Em7, chord. This work is controlled by an Arduino microcontroller. The sequences are stored in external, to the microcontroller, serial EEPROMs. The sequences are created in a custom sequencer application written in Processing. An optical sensor is used to turn the unit on and off with the opening and closing of the lid. Originally created as part of a collaborative exhibition with artist <a href="http://www.laurapaulini.com" target="new">Laura Paulini</a>. The design on the top of the box is hers. The design on the inner lid is mine. It is a piece of player piano scroll applied over an old LP liner sleeve.
a casual greeting Pencil on page of an old book.
a civilized culture Pencil on page of an old book.
a death sentence Pencil on page of an old book.
a defective space suit Pencil on page of an old book.
a fine morning on Mars Pencil on page of an old book.
a group of scientists out by themselves Pencil on page of an old book.
a polite dialog Pencil on page of an old book.
a whole world isn't a lie Pencil on page of an old book.
all right, here's the dope Pencil on page of an old book.
all the fool things Pencil on page of an old book.
almost too handsome a face Pencil on page of an old book.
an offer of friendship Pencil on page of an old book.
another man Pencil on page of an old book.
another miracle Pencil on page of an old book.
as it worked out Pencil on page of an old book.
back on Mars Pencil on page of an old book.
brain fever Pencil on page of an old book.
cookies and soda Pencil on page of an old book.
creatures of intelligence Pencil on page of an old book.
doggone it Pencil on page of an old book.
due for some surprises Pencil on page of an old book.
electronic brains Pencil on page of an old book.
flotsam of space Pencil on page of an old book.
got so worked up Pencil on page of an old book.
grab that stuff Pencil on page of an old book.
he found it edible Pencil on page of an old book.
i wish to repeat a warning given in my brochure Pencil on page of an old book.
its neurotic zest Pencil on page of an old book.
juan fled the room Pencil on page of an old book.
juan shrugged Pencil on page of an old book.
killing time was going to be hard Pencil on page of an old book.
looking at your model collection Pencil on page of an old book.
lost in the shuffle Pencil on page of an old book.
maybe he was being yellow Pencil on page of an old book.
medium height, round face, rather attractive Pencil on page of an old book.
more bombs were on their way Pencil on page of an old book.
mumbling as a drunken man often does Pencil on page of an old book.
nice picture Pencil on page of an old book.
no way to deny it Pencil on page of an old book.
one day I got to thinking Pencil on page of an old book.
one little thing I forgot to tell you Pencil on page of an old book.
only one chance Pencil on page of an old book.
our little friends Pencil on page of an old book.
slumber without any dreams Pencil on page of an old book.
so-called music Pencil on page of an old book.
something besides money Pencil on page of an old book.
space chigger Pencil on page of an old book.
still savages at heart Pencil on page of an old book.
strip, he said in a whisper Pencil on page of an old book.
the capitano Pencil on page of an old book.
the death scene Pencil on page of an old book.
the existence of Pluto Pencil on page of an old book.
the first sign of trouble Pencil on page of an old book.
the most disquieting thought Pencil on page of an old book.
the same vibrations Pencil on page of an old book.
then he gasped Pencil on page of an old book.
this strange power of attraction Pencil on page of an old book.
though nothing happened Pencil on page of an old book.
time had been wasted Pencil on page of an old book.
up for hours Pencil on page of an old book.
vla no yoga Pencil on page of an old book.
we know that already Pencil on page of an old book.
what he could see Pencil on page of an old book.
what we feel Pencil on page of an old book.
wish I could Pencil on page of an old book.
you are our captives Pencil on page of an old book.
your liquid cushion Pencil on page of an old book.
 
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