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Welcome to my personal projects page, including some connected to music, while others are software or freeware experiments.

Hit Maker Guitar Game

Advanced prototype pieces
Advanced Every Chord Ever prototype

Hit Maker uses built-in musical wisdom to create a song while playing a game. It can be played by one, where the goal is to find interesting chord progressions for a song. For 2 to 7 players, guitar pros and pop-star wannabees compete for points to be the star of the band.

The rules of the game are rules of music, so learning to play takes on a new meaning.

Advanced strategies of the game are strategies for writing music. For advanced guitar players, the advanced version is a self-contained laser-cut wooden box with sliding strings for non-standard tunings and other instruments. It’s not just a fun game, it is musical wisdom in your hands.

Root Bass

12 Disciples
Artist Clive and “12 Disciples”

The Root Bass is an electric musical instrument. Based on ancient instruments from around the world, in Port Antonio, Jamaica, the traditional box resonator is replaced with a microphone and bass amp. I bought some from local carvers and worked with them to install a pickup. We also broke the staff in two, with a friction fit joint, for easy transport and stage use.

In the African musical tradition, each instrument is unique and has its own song to sing. The beautiful and varied designs bring out the inner personality of the wood, the carver, and may even be customized for the player. These are stage-ready electric musical instruments, and works of art.

Easy Meeting Virtual Webcam Chrome Extension – Beta

Customizable virtual camera

This Chrome Extension displays a waving flag, among other simple options, in a Virtual Camera, which can then be seen in online video meetings. This is an early version, still in beta testing. It requires a modern phone or desktop, and the Chrome browser. It may not work at all on your make of device. But…

The Easy Meeting Virtual Webcam can be selected as a camera from a list of available cameras in many browser versions of on-line meeting apps. This adds: a waving flag to show your colors, support or location; brightness, contrast and zoom adjustments, text display in unused areas of the screen; and, screen snapshot display.

Flat Panel Speakers

Low-cost flat panel speakers using audio exciters are all the rage on YouTube. Some partners and I are experimenting with designs to improve audio quality, including bass response, while keeping cost per decibel as low as possible.

The technical challenge is to exploit new extruded foam materials and the physics of audio waves. Lots of research and development to go. I hope to update this page as we go.

Truth and Reconciliation Flag

In support of truth and reconciliation, I am placing a flag design into the public domain. Various flags in use may have copyright, trademark or other legal restrictions. You are invited to use this design freely, in the spirit of spreading love and hope as intended.

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To the extent possible under law, David C. Walley has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Truth and Reconciliation Flag. This work is published from: Canada.

Share and use in love and hope.

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