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Tools of the 21st century educational road warrior

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Tools of the 21st century educational road warrior
Computer Battery

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Wow. No wonder my backback has been getting heavier! This does not include a digital camera and laptops!

In my bag
Computer Battery

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Bored waiting for the oven to heat up.
This is what’s in my bag when it’s mostly empty.

PhotonQ-Atau Tanaka Playing Guitar Beatbox Smartphone Gig
Computer Battery

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Atau Tanaka bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and research. He worked at IRCAM, was Artistic Ambassador for Apple France, has been researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, and was an Artistic Co-Director of STEIM in Amsterdam. Atau creates sensor-based musical instruments for performance, and is known for his work with biosignal interfaces. He seeks to harness collective musical creativity in mobile environments, seeking out the continued place of the artist in democratized digital forms. www.ataut.net/site/

Presenting his Sensor performance Adam & Atau – 4 Hands iPhone.

Adam & Atau exploit a commonly available consumer electronics device, the Apple iPhone, as an expressive, gestural musical instrument. The device is well known an iconic object of desire in our society of consumption. The iPhone can play music as a commodity, and this is the way most listeners interact with it. Adam & Atau reappropriate the iPhone and its advanced technical capabilities to transform the consumer object into an expressive musical instrument for concert performance. In a duo, with one in each hand, they create a chamber music, 4-hands iPhone. The accelerometers which typically serve as tilt sensors to rotate photos in fact allow high precision capture of the performer’s free space gestures. The multitouch screen, otherwise used for scrolling and pinch-zooming text, becomes a reconfigurable graphic user interface akin to the JazzMutant Lemur, with programmable faders, buttons, and 2D controllers that control synthesis parameters in real time. All this drives open source Pure Data (PD) patches running out of the free RJDJ iPhone app. A single advanced granular synthesis patch becomes the process by which a battery of sounds from the natural world are stretched, frozen, scattered, and restitched. The fact that all system components – sensor input, signal processing and sound synthesis, and audio output, are embodied in a single device make it very different than the typical controller + laptop model for digital music performance. The encapsulation in a self-contained, manipulable object take the iPhone beyond consumer icon to become a powerful, expressive musical instrument.


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Home Hitachi Tools – Hitachi 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill Kit

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Home Hitachi Tools – Hitachi 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill Kit

I just wanted to tell everyone how much I like the Hitachi Cordless 14.4-volt Driver Drill Kit with Flashlight. I purchased mine several years ago and use it all the time. That is a testimony to its’ rugged construction and durability. I am retired now from working in a Diesel Repair Body Shop, now I have my own Carpentry Shop and I purchased that Home Hitachi Tool because of the lightweight (3.3 lbs), well balanced, ergonomic, fatigue reducing design with little vibration. Although most of my tools were pneumatic and heavy there are many tight places that those tools would not fit.

The flexibility of this Hitachi Cordless 14.4-volt Driver Drill Kit with Flashlight made that chore easy. The 3/8″ key-less chuck is also very handy for quick changing of the bits, making less unnecessary ups and downs for bits to do the job more efficiently. Another great feature is the 22-position clutch you can set for exactly the correct screw depth to be sure you won’t damage the part or wood product.

The Hitachi Cordless 14.4-volt Driver Drill Kit with Flashlight has a class-leading 230 in/lbs torque.

Its’ two-speed transmission has an easy to use one-touch speed knob for tougher jobs that require more torque from 0-350 or 0-1050 rpm. The Batteries seem to last along time, of course the harder the job the sooner it runs down but I’m quite please with the amount of work I can get done before I have to change out the battery.

The Flashlight that comes with this kit proved also to be a great addition to my tool chest. It has several positions the light can be set to make the angle of light just right.

This Home Hitachi Tool kit comes with 2-1.4 Ah Batteries and Quick Charger, 1-Driver Bit, 7-pc Bit set and Carrying Case.

I highly recommend this Home Hitachi Tool for home or business.

Leroy Leff is a good resource to ask about the Hitachi 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill Kit.
http://www.home-Hitachi-tools.blogspot.com


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