Clinton Montague

Developer, learner of things, functional programming enthusiast, hacker, and all round inquisitor.

The awesometer

March 31, 2013

I wondered the other day – where is the most awesome place on earth RIGHT NOW? That made me think two things: we overuse the word awesome it would be cool to use this as an excuse to use the Twitter streaming API So I fired up npm, installed ntwitter and within minutes had simple program […]

Generative art experiment 4: colourful roots

February 26, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about anything interesting that I’ve made in Processing. Time to put an end to that! Allow me to present “colourful roots”. It started off as a simple particle system with the usual fade effect, but when I let the particle shrink and stay fully opaque, I was delighted […]

Random Hacks of Kindness Oxford 2011 – The Humanitarian Project (IATI) Data

December 5, 2011

I was lucky enough to: a) hear about a global movement called Random Hacks of Kindness; and b) live in a city where one of the events was taking place. Throughout the world on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of December, there were rooms full of geeks, probably fuelled with pizza (we were, […]

Interactive particle system with Ardiuno and Processing

December 1, 2011

Quickly threw this together when I got home from work. Pretty impressive (if you ask me!) considering I’m a novice with both Processing and Arduino. Demo The LEDs on the Arduino let you read out the light level (read as an 8-bit binary number) so that the more light that the photosensor receives, the higher […]

My new toy

November 29, 2011

I’m going to use it to make crazy art like things. I started off by making this rather pointless contraption to test it out:

Introducing HexClock

November 13, 2011

I’m not really sure where the inspiration came from, but today I woke up wondering how you might be able to visualise time in a new and weird way. Perhaps it was the recent binary day, the last of my lifetime, which made me think of the idea for HexClock. Maybe it was just because […]