Levitating Fountain at Maker Faire 2017

At Bay Area Maker Faire 2017, Steve Goldstein and Kevin Jordan made a levitating water fountain controlled by a bike pump for the CrashSpace booth.


The bike pump tricks users to thinking they are pumping air into a fountain to make the water bubble up.

We definitely confused a lot of people at the event.

Another really great project. A levitating fountain. This is an extremely challenging project to create.

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Full write up at HackADay and CrashSpace

“Have A Seat” – Music Center LA

The Music Center in Los Angeles commissioned NetKruzer to create 8 musical seats with lights and bells.
Sound design by Ed Barguiarena
Lighting by Luc Hediger

For New Years Eve 2014, 4 seats were placed outside of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. They controlled the column lights as well as remote speakers and bells in the seats.

On January 29th, 2015 the project was on display at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This time, we did not have external speakers, instead had wireless headsets. The people on the chairs controlled the lights and sounds. (Sorry for the shaky camera work, I had a wireless headset next to the camera so you could hear what they hear.)


Event was sponsored by #ArtizenLab

More information here.


MultiPlayer Piano – Music Center of LA

We are proud to present our latest project, a MultiPlayer Piano!  Currently on display at Music Center of Los Angeles’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for Swan Lake Oct 9-12th, 2014. #LASwans





The player piano is controlled by the proximity of the visitors. If you move towards the left, it will play faster, to the right it will play slower. The more movement, the more more the piano will play.

If you happen to be at the Swan Lake this weekend, let me know what you think!

Special thanks to:

Ed Barguiarena – Music and game design
Monica Greene – Project consultant
The Music Center – All your support!

Installation concept and system design Kevin Jordan
Original music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
Music content development by Ed Barguiarena
Music performed by Scott Hiltzik

The hardware used is a RaspberryPi connected to a Keyence Laser Scanner controlling a Yamaha Disklavier Player Piano. The computer system and connectors are mounted in a Pelican case with through connections for USB, MIDI In & Out, HDMI, Power, Ethernet.IMG_3267