August 26, 2019 1:42 pm
Ah yes. The summer project. A subject for focal practice. A diligence builder. A black hole for all the extra time and energy that the summer is so conducive to. Let me introduce you to the “Drummer Boy”, an electronics/programming amalgamation of rhythm, and my DIY project for the summer. It’s an 8-bit, 8 voice polyphonic, polyrhythmic, sample-based drum machine inspired by the iconic Roland 808 drum machine used in the production of tracks like “Paul Revere” by Beastie Boys and “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West.
July 23, 2019 2:37 pm
After completion of the Shuswap/Okanagan railway in 1892 the entirety of Armstrong was a lone box car, a home for the rail agent. One early settler remarked, “Apart from the box car there was just willows and swamp”. The Cariboo gold rush launched European settlement around Armstrong with Miners and Missionaries passing through on their way up North. Innovative farmers drained the swamplands and exposed fertile black soil ideal for vegetable production.
July 9, 2019 10:44 am
Hello all! I’m currently finishing up an electronics project and collecting adventure stills to be featured in upcoming blogs. For now, here’s a collection of limericks by yours truly about the versatility of lumber, the importance canoe ownership, and situational silver linings respectively.
As a precursor, please don’t fret, I will be keeping my day job.
June 25, 2019 2:43 pm
A lot has happened in the last two weeks. With the shutdown of the Armstrong mill I was temporarily relocated to the Lavington division, Tolko’s ground zero mill that has been operational for over 60 years. It’s fascinating to see how different the layout and processes are between mill sites. Older mills are particularly interesting in that the arrangement is a representation of the original design,
June 10, 2019 3:01 pm
I’m Joshua Kranabetter and I will be your personal guide through a summer adventure as a control systems student.
On a typical evening you can find me in my workshop either dissecting old electronics or building my own. Either affair will inevitably be accompanied by hot coffee and 80s techno. I am project oriented and driven by a need to understand how things work.