This Instructable will show you how to create a "retro sounding" synthesizer using your Pocket Mini Computer.
I'm a huge fan of the Commodore 64. One of it's most memorable characteristics is the sound of it's 3 voice SID chip. Most Xgeners will recognize it's unique sound from old school videos games like Commando or MULE. The Pocket Mini Computer has access to an excellent emulation of the SID chip, called SIDcog, used extensively in this project.
Ready to rock out with a SID Synth? Read on!
- The Pocket Mini Computer (see next page for details)
- Breadboard or "perf" board.
- 2 - 220ohm resistors
- 1 - 4.7k resistors
- 1 - 6N138 Optocoupler
- 1 - 1N914 Signal Diode
I've included schematics and links to all sources so you can build and expand on this project to your hearts content.