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Plug-in to y’r muse

The folks at Broken Yo-yos sent me one of their newest products, the Plug-in III.

The Plug-in III is smooth as hell on the string, and probably the shiniest yo-yo I’ve ever seen. But what I really like about it is how inspired I feel every time I pick it up. I’ve been trying out a bunch of new whip moves with mine, but it also motivated me to create a little tribute to MC Escher’s self portrait in a metallic sphere.

I call it Hand With Reflecting Halves.

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POPCAST E06 “Yo-Yo Core”


In this episode of PopCast, I talk to my old friend Kyle Machulis about his newest project at Nonpolynomial Labs. Inspired by Johnny Lee‘s fantastic Wii-hacks, Kyle has created a yo-yo controlled musical interface using Max/MSP and a modified Torch circuit board. In the video, Kyle talks about the project and let’s me make some yo-yo core.

You can check out Kyle’s “WiiYo” post on www.nonpolynomial.com. Skin The Gerbil never sounded so good.