Now almost every major computer-audio controller has a light-up grid of unlabeled buttons, but when the Monome was released in 2006 it was unheard of. It looked insane, bizzare.
Last week, just after our Soldering Party, Mathilde Berchon from Making Society, wrote a really nice article on our project and some of the things we are trying to achieve with it. She is in town from Paris covering the Maker culture of San Francisco (yeah!!!). Tim Jones, the mastermind behind a majority of the electronics and how to make blinky things blink at the right time, answered a fortitude of questions for her and reveals the motivation and inspiration behind his efforts for Playhaus.