The Bronzeville Numbers Unbreakable? Part 2 Music

Josh Olson says his numbers code is unbreakable. Do you like puzzles? If so have fun and contact us to tell us what you find. Maybe in sheer numbers we can brute force the answer.

Could it be a music reference?

Attempts at translating numbers to musical notes failed? Maybe you hear something I don’t. My hearing has gone down hill….. guns & explosions will do that.

  • 6 42 63 42 52 72 2 11 75 27 7 37 4 48 58 7 27 8 45 51 2 12 22 7 18

How it was done

I took the numbers and using c# output them into 2 different ways to generate frequencies to output as tones. First method was simply multiplying each number by 100 to get the frequency in playable range. The second method was converting each number to binary then getting the sum of the ones within each binary number, a method found to be used for storing music information.

Numbers to Music-Ish With Code

Part 1 of The Numbers

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Parsing Digital Sheet Music MXL Files – Stranger Things Theme Song on Arduino

Arduino Stranger ThingsI’ve been toying around with playing music using simple tones on the Arduino. I’m no composer or musician so looking around for sheet music I eventually stumbled across MXL files on a few sites like MuseScore.com. Below I have posted a sample of the Arduino playing the Stranger Things theme song.

MXL is a compressed XML file that contains the Sheet Music data, Credits, Parts, Voice Definitions, Notes, Tempo and Durations along with other information. Basically a universal format designed for composing music, project sharing and several additional applications.

Ok so MXL files, what I keyed in on was that the MXL file contained the Notes and their Durations. This is perfect because you can create a simple Arduino code to play notes if you have this information. Sorting through these files is very daunting and time consuming so I decided to create a simple app to parse this information to use it more easily.

This app was banged out pretty quickly so please forgive possible errors. Because some MXL files are compressed and others are not I built in the code necessary to unpackage the XML before parsing. The app allows me to separate the notes by voice with their durations. In addition I placed a numeric control that limits the amount of notes that get parsed. A screenshot example is on the left.

Huge thanks to Shvelo who’s Ruby code got me pointed in the right direction.

I have this project posted on GitHub where you can obtain the code for the app as well as the Arduino sample code.

You can download the compiled app from GitHub.

Arduino SetupPlaying the Stranger Things theme song on the Arduino was a bit tricky tweaking the tempo to make it sound right but way easier without having to manually extract the notes and durations. To the left is the simple Arduino setup using piezo from a walkie talkie wired to pin 8 and ground on the controller. Ignore the other wires because they’re not used here.

A thanks to Riley Apperson on MuseScore for his/her Composition of the Stranger Things Theme.

Ep 32: We’re Alive S4 C43 P2 – The Darkness Ahead – Toats My Goats

Join Mick and RedBeard as we cover We’re Alive S4 Chapter 43 Part 2 The Darkness Ahead – …Gathering resources …

Happy Birthday Adam!

Excerpts from the show notes

Spiramycin – Spiramycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat toxoplasmosis and various other infections of soft tissues.

Note on keratin growth: Cutaneous horns are unusual keratinous skin tumors with the appearance of horns.

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Music Credits Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

Ep 31: We’re Alive S4 C43 P1 – The Darkness Ahead – Tranquility Base

Join Mick and RedBeard as we cover We’re Alive S4 Chapter 43 Part 1 The Darkness Ahead – …Where do we go from here? …

We’re Alive Photoshoot –

Does We’re Alive reference the Simpsons? (Or just another case of “Simpson’s Already Did It”)

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Music Credits Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.