[Lab] FM Broadcasting

Ryan Stec ryanstec at artengine.ca
Wed Aug 11 13:46:56 EDT 2010

Hey Mike,

The beauty of radio is that it is instantaneous. The signal going out is going to received at the same time between all reception points, where as streaming will be very different from device to device. FM transmission means the light composition can be perfectly sync to the radio broadcast going out.

Many phones have FM receivers and their is also car radio which would be another target of the final project.


On 2010-08-11, at 12:04 PM, Mike Ayukawa wrote:

> Ryan,
> Hi.  Did you consider broadcasting (actually streaming) the music over a local wifi network and having people connect
> with an app like Airfoil? (http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/ios/)
> Given than many smartphones don't have FM receivers but do have WiFi, this may make it more accessible.
> Just my two cents.
> /Mike
>>> Yes, I did mean Very Very Low Power FM Broadcasting. It's for a project where we will be programming lights for a sculpture and syncing sound to the lights. The sound will be broadcast over the transmitter so that people can tune in and connect them both. It is kind of proof of concept project so that I can try and get some public art applications in somewhere.

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