Ben Heck's Intel Edison laser harp, part 2


How did the Ben Heck Show team manage to crash an Intel Edison chip? Find out in the assembly of the Laser Harp where Felix, resident Linux Guy, has been handling the Edison module, while Ben and Karen manage the electromechanical bits. Soldering the harp has been exhausting on the team: There are some two dozen wires connected to the lasers and sensors, and Karen, ever attentive to detail, has to painstakingly align each of them individually. Felix has meanwhile taken on a challenge of his own: get the midi soundfonts working on the Edison chip with FluidSynth. The main question is, will they make beautiful music together? Let us know what you think over on the element14 Community, and while you're there, tell us about your own audio projects.

Football: Edison players are motivated to keep their coach working

Los Angeles Times

Friday's Southern Section Division 3 final between Huntington Beach Edison and host La Mirada could be the final game as head coach for Edison's Dave White, who is retiring after 31 years in charge of the program. But his players keep preventing him from having a retirement party. "It's been such an honor to not let him retire yet," center Michael Saffell said. "Him coming back for the last year has meant everything to us. It's been a fun run with him.

Getting Started with the Intel Edison


The Internet of Things is rapidly gaining interest, and that has fueled the development of the Edison. In this book we will help you get up-to-speed with the Edison, by installing the software both on the Edison as well as on your Windows PC. We will use the Edison Arduino break-out board because it is easy to work with. We will discuss Linux, Arduino C and Python, and show examples of how the Edison can interface with other hardware. We will use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to set up wireless connections, and show you a trick to program sketches over Wi-Fi.

Ben Heck's Intel Edison laser harp, part 1


Inspired by #MTFBerlin and the projects at Music Tech Fest, the Ben Heck Show team uses Intel's Edison chip to build an electronic harp. The team harness the power of lasers, virtual studio technology and the prototyping tools at their disposal in the workshop to produce a fully working instrument. Ben uses an oscilloscope to measure the capability of a photoresistor when hit by a laser. Felix writes up code to handle the input from the photoresistors into the Intel Edison chip, which will then be processed and exported using an audio codec. Finally, Ben gets on with designing the harp and the housing for the lasers using Adobe Illustrator.

Marina girls' soccer shocks Edison, takes over first place in league

Los Angeles Times

It has taken just two matches for the Marina High girls' soccer team to turn the Sunset League standings upside down.