JianZiPu is a way to write notation for Guqin (古琴) music. Guqin music is traditionally written using a character based system, but the character set isn't really found in any known languages. This font solves that problem.
I had a fun musical journey these past two weeks (in between holiday celebrations, and so so so much food). I am documenting some of my learnings, musings, and inventions here so I
Now that we've figured out where to press or touch to play notes (Part 1: Harmonics and Hui Positions [https://blog.nyl.io/guqin-part-1-harmonics-and-hui/] , Guqin Part 2: Open & Pressed Notes [https://blog.nyl.
In the last part of this series, Guqin Part 1: Harmonics and Hui Positions [https://blog.nyl.io/guqin-part-1-harmonics/], I look at how harmonics determine the position of the 13 Huis (Huī 徽)
At the top of the Guqin, there are 13 dots, or Huī 徽. The Huis are used in Guqin notation to tell the player where to place their finger(s). For example, Hui
Lately, I picked up my old Guqin (古琴). It's an instrument with 7 strings. You place it on a table or on your lap. You pluck the string with your right hand and
Here's a video on how I made a digitally designed shirt with fabric printing. I used Marvelous Designer for the 3D CAD file and the fabric pattern. The custom avatar was created based
So I've been fiddling around with AWS and setting up serverless computing. This means you can host a website that does complex things without setting up a web server. It's pretty awesome. Why,
I made a new dress using the same process discussed in this post [https://blog.nyl.io/laser-cut-arcsin-dress/]. As before, I started with a 3D model. Here's the laser in progress. Managed to
This project plays with perspective and digital manufacturing techniques (sewing simulation, 3D modeling, laser cutting). Left to right: a sketch, a render, the real thing. Build Custom Avatar I used Make Human [http:
Step 1: buy fabric Step 2: LASER!!!!! pew pew Step 3: Sew it up.
Jenny from Caret Dash Caret made a blog post [http://caretdashcaret.com/2014/12/23/the-mathematics-behind-creating-sewing-patterns-from-3d-models/] about using Blender to generate sewing patterns for a stuffed animal. Another friend once showed me how