What is Ix?

Ix: see Richese.


Richese: fourth planet of Eridani A, classed with Ix as supreme in machine culture. Noted for miniaturization.

Frank Herbert - Dune

What is Ix.residuum.org?

Ix.residuum.org is dedicated to tools made by friends and me with/as free and open source software and hardware. Documentation is in English, except where noted. And now: enjoy the Ixian devices.


I believe that the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the use of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard. Photoelectric, film and mechanical mediums for the synthetic production of music will be explored.

John Cage (1937)


I think Open Source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy. Like science, Open Source allows people to build on a solid base of previous knowledge, without some silly hiding.

Linus Torvalds (2007)


People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

Alan Kay (1982)


The NET is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.

William Gibson (1996)