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Making Analog Fractals

Making Analog Fractals

Fractal images are generally made with math algorithms on a computer. But it turns out that there was a way to create fractal images in the 1930s using multiple cameras and projectors. CodeParade explains how these analog patterns would have worked, and how to simulate them with a webcam and a monitor.

Terra Time Watches

Terra Time Watches
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Architect James Wines of SITE designed this unique series of watches with faces inspired by topographical maps. The design reveals its depth as light and shadow play across its layers. It comes in in monochrome grey and black models, along with a stainless steel variant directly from Projects Watches.

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MDLR-37 Modular Synthesizer

MDLR-37 Modular Synthesizer

Electronic gadget maker Love Hultén expands on his Carrier 37 synthesizer with this awesome looking modular synth stack that folds into itself for portability. The MDLR-37 packs in a Korg Minilogue, Korg Microkey 37, Meris ENZO, T-Rex Replicator, and Doepfer A-199 for a complete analog performance system in a briefcase.

CODE41 Anomaly Evolution Watch

CODE41 Anomaly Evolution Watch
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Swiss watchmaker CODE41 presents a new series that builds and improves on their original designs. The Anomaly Evolution is more precise, has an increased power reserve, bright Luminova markers, 100m water resistance, a transparent back, and is 1.5 mm thinner than its predecessors. Pre-order through 5.27.2021.

Swatch Bio-Ceramic Watches

Swatch Bio-Ceramic Watches
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Swatch presents a unique series of wristwatches that meld ceramics and bio-sourced plastics, resulting in a smooth and resilient case. The first watches in the series feature a perfectly matched case and strap color, and a see-through face that exposes their mechanisms. Available in white, black, blue, grey, and pink.

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock

Cloudnola Texttime Flip Clock
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The Texttime is one of Cloudnola’s beautiful and minimalist clocks. It’s a flip clock, but instead of using numbers it tells the time using words. The clock has a silent mechanism and runs on two C batteries. It’s available in a black or bamboo case.

G-SHOCK Full Metal AWM500

G-SHOCK Full Metal AWM500
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These watches from G-SHOCK feature an analog main dial and a smaller digital display at the bottom. Their case, bezels, and bands are made from stainless steel for heft, while still offering shock-resistance. They feature Neobrite and dual LED illumination, solar power, world time, and automatic time calibration.

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC
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Give your headphones a smooth and crystal-clear analog upgrade with Douk Audio’s P1 headphone amp. It has a pair of 6J5 vacuum tubes, and can be used as a hi-fi headphone amp, a tube preamp, or a USB DAC. It supports USB, RCA, and Bluetooth 5.0 sources, and quality up to 24-bit, 192Khz from USB audio sources.

Thousand Oscillator MegaDrone

Thousand Oscillator MegaDrone

Look Mum No Computer is always building strange and wonderful electronic musical instruments. His latest creation is a massive wall full of oscillator circuits, which, when played together, create an equivalently massive wall of sound. If a symphony played synths instead of strings, it might sound something like this.

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

The MicroFreak Vocoder Edition, is an an updated version of Arturia’s hybrid analog/digital synthesizer with voice-enhancing capabilities. It includes a 16-band vocoder and a gooseneck electret mic for capturing your voice. Those with a standard MicroFreak can add vocoder ability via a firmware update.

Swatch Big Bold Spectrum

Swatch Big Bold Spectrum
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The latest in the Swatch Big Bold collection truly lives up to its name, with this series of vibrant wristwatches with chunky hour indicators and hands in dayglo colors, set against a visible mechanism. Choose from orange/blue, blue/pink , or the pink/green color schemes, each with a comfortable silicone strap.

Timex Weekender XL

Timex Weekender XL
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An oversize version of Timex’s classic Weekender wristwatch. This model is set into a large 43mm case, and comes on a leather strap that’s big enough for an 8-inch wrist. It features bright Indiglo lighting, and is water-resistant to 30m. It’s a great value for everyday wear.

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock
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We’re having a hard time resisting this retro alarm clock inspired by 1960s plastic-fantastic style. Created by Penco and TWEMCO, the battery-powered clock features a mechanical flip display, and a shiny orange ABS plastic case with white-on-orange flip tiles. There’s also a less expensive model with black tiles.

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Nixon Patrol Watches

Nixon Patrol Watches
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Nixon’s bold-faced analog wristwatches feature easy-to-read high-contrast numerals and markers. They come in a variety of styles, from a showy goldtone with metal band to a sophisticated gunmetal with a leather strap. Each watch has a stainless steel 42mm case with a 100m waterproof rating.

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

The Stylophone is a very basic analog electronic instrument that uses a conductive pen and a metal circuit board of “keys” as its input device. But with the help of a Digitech Whammy effects pedal and some quick pen play, maromaro1337 was able to jam out some iconic rock riffs on the monophonic keyboard. More here.

Motor Synth

Motor Synth

Gamechanger Audio’s insanely cool desktop synthesizer combines electronic and mechanical components for the ultimate in analog sound. Its sounds are generated by motors, magnetic pickups, and infrared sensors, which serve as waveforms to produce truly unique sounds.

Famous Mellotron Songs

Famous Mellotron Songs

The Mellotron is an extremely desirable tape-based sampling keyboard that’s been used on numerous rock, pop and other tunes over the years. Keyboard expert Doctor Mix got his hands on one and played us a little medley of four memorable mellotron riffs.

Little Bear B4 Pocket Tube Amp

Little Bear B4 Pocket Tube Amp
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Get the warm analog sound of a tube amplifier on the go with this portable headphone amp that packs two tiny Raytheon vacuum tubes. Ths palm-sized amp has a built-in rechargeable battery, and connects to your audio source via a 3.5mm input jack.

Uno Analog Synthesizer

Uno Analog Synthesizer

IK Multimedia proves you don’t have to be big or expensive to create fat analog sounds. Their portable synth costs less than $200, and features a pure-analog audio path with 2 VCOs, noise generator, resonant multimode VCF and VCA, MIDI, and a 27-note multitouch keyboard.

ClockClock 24 Black Edition

ClockClock 24 Black Edition
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A white-on-black version of Humans Since 1982’s segmented analog timepiece which offers the same 24 analog dials, but a bolder and easier to read display. It’s as amazing as ever, though we only wish it were more affordable. Measures 15.75″ h x 35.5″ w x 1.5″ d.

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Skagen Hagen Connected Watch

Skagen Hagen Connected Watch
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An modern and minimal analog watch that packs digital integrations with your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. It offers activity tracking, sleep monitoring, and notifications, and battery life up to 6 months.

Make Noise 0-COAST Synth

Make Noise 0-COAST Synth

A crazy cool modular single-voice analog synthesizer that’ll have you cranking out fat beats, crunchy noises, and amazing electronic sounds for your musical creations. It works completely standalone, or can be controlled by studio apps, sequencers, or keyboards via MIDI.

Mykonos Visus Watch

Mykonos Visus Watch
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An unusual approach to analog time-telling, Mykonos Design’s Visus watch uses concentric circles to display hours, minutes and seconds. Just focus on the red pointer for the current time. Water-resistant with a steel adjustable band.

Nixon October Watch

Nixon October Watch
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A sturdy and incredibly readable timepiece, with a submarine-inspired dial, and backed by a Swiss movement. Waterproof to 300 meters, and set onto a durable rubber band. Comes in black/red, silver/black, and black/orange.

Nixon Automatic Chrono LTD

Nixon Automatic Chrono LTD
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A limited-edition 25 jewel chronograph based on the famous Swiss Valjoux 7750 movement. Has a 6-hand display, and engraved “Tick Tock You Don’t Stop” beneath the crystal window on back.

Nimbus 1 Watch

Nimbus 1 Watch
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The multi-hued niobium dial, luminous markers and see-through back on this black stainless steel watch make it really stand out from the crowd. Handmade by Toronto watchmaker Scott Wilk.

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