Category Archives: Projects

PCB mistakes

I just sent out a pcb order with Laen over at Dorkbot PDX and they came in, very nice boards, and a great price. But…

Arduino, Pduino, and Pure Data

A short video showing a proof of concept using sound to blink an LED. This program uses Pure Data, and an Arduino. Arduino PD LED Adudio Thing from paul sobczak on Vimeo. Blogged on Make: Blog Source Code over on the source code page.

Arduino and Gmail

Getting Arduino to communicate with Gmail, from the class that I taught at Twin Cities Maker The basics were getting Arduino to talk to Gmail and then turn on a LED. Step one: Load you Arduino with PhysicalPixel. It’s under examples, Communication. Step two: Install Python and Pyserial Step three download the ArduinoandGmail.py code Step […]

Vidisynth

Vidisynth

Origami Phizz Dodecahedron

Built using Washi sheets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washi Purchased in Kyoto, Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto Tom Hull’s fantastic Phizz unit http://kahuna.merrimack.edu/~thull/phzig/phzig.html Music by Amiina http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiina Filmed on a Cannon s95 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_PowerShot_S95 In a hotel room http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel In St. Cloud, Minnesota http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Cloud,_Minnesota In February http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February Which is now in the Past http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Past or is it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unreality_of_Time

Origami Lazy Butterfly

My recent foray back into origami has produced this simple butterfly. As far as I can tell no body else has come up with the design but I could be wrong. The butterfly is a tribute to Mr. Devendra Banhart, with respect to his song, “Lazy Butterfly” 2 US Dollars | 1000 Korean Won |1 […]

Scandinavian Toilets: The Book

Scandinavian Toilets is a collection of over 100 toilets as seen and used by myself while living and traveling in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark). There are 12 editions in total, and each is hand bound using the coptic binding technique. The front cover is made of a relief print based on two separate toilets, […]

Bliptronme: Bliptronic + Arduino = Monome

My latest instrument or rather control surface is the Blipronome. It’s a combo of two technologies put together by Wil Lindsay at /* straytechnologies  */ namely, the arduino and the bliptronic. The whole idea of the monome is haptic feedback and it’s engine is buttons and leds. Making an array of switches is easy enough for sure, I am […]

Collected Rocks

Collected Rocks: By Paul Sobczak info

Iowa A Day: The Post Card Book

Iowa a Day has now been realized into a post card book. Only a short run is being made so if you haven’t expressed that you want one and you do, I suggest you do so quickly. The post card book includes all of the photos from Iowa a Day plus one extra. Each of […]

Three Moon Shoes in Scandinavia (Mix Tape Release)

My mix, Three Moon Shoes in Scandinavia, has been completed and is available if you are so interested. The mix includes songs that I have listened to and shared with people along the last 15 or so months, and it is quite good if you ask me. The first version of this mix tape circa […]

Amongst the Sheep

Short picture book, only available online.

Bookbinding (the start)

I have been meaning to start a book binding project for quite some time, and I finally made some headway and completed my first book. I picked up “How to MAKE BOOKS” at a book store, it’s not the best book a tad bit too arts and crafts, and the author does not comply with […]

Scandinavian Toilets

Scandinavian Toilets a collection by Paul Sobczak This is a collections of toilets that I collected while living in Oslo, Norway in 2007. I traveled around Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark) and took pictures of the toilets that I used. There are 116 images in this collection spanning the following cities: Oslo, Fjærland, Tromsø, Kristiansand, Stockholm, […]

Seven Sedimenting Backgrounds

I just released Seven Sedimenting Backgrounds over on Canada Goose Records, the record is a collection of soundscapes or drones that I have created this year, at Canada Goose you can listen and or download the whole thing. The cover of the record uses the picture above which I shot in just outside of Fjærland, […]

I Can Eat Glass

  I Can Eat Glass Project: The I Can Eat Glass Project lets you discover how to say the phrase “I can eat glass, it doesn’t hurt me” in different languages. The project was inspired by Ethan Mollick’s I Can Eat Glass Project. Mollick discribes his project with the following: The Project is based on […]

Field Recording : San Francisco | 3/11/2009

  Early 2009, I traveled to San Francisco on a trip that took me coast to coast across North America. Here is a short introduction to that trip, and to the city of San Francisco. This recording starts out with two binaural recordings of the Fisherman’s Wharf on the edge of city, where I sat […]

Twin Cities Maker Launched

On January 6th I launched Twin Cities Maker, a website dedicated to realizing a high-tech maker shop in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The goal of the website is to find people interested in creating a maker shop, and give them an avenue to start talking about it. A maker shop as I have coined it […]

Instruments

My instrument collection circa 2008. 29 in Total. Here>

Acceleration Compensated Tilt Sensor

I have been working on an acceleration compensated tilt sensor for awhile now and plan to make the whole thing open source and share all of it in the future, but I have a few things to finish before then. So while you are waiting take a look at this video I put together explaining […]