Step 5: Make it: Part II

Let's finish up the rest of the resistors:

Insert the 220 ohm resistor (Red - Red - Brown) in R2

R4 = 1k Ohm resistor (Brown - Black - Red)

R6 = 100k Ohm (Yellow - Black - Brown)

R7 = 3.3k Ohm resistor (Yellow - Yellow - Red)

R8 = 330 Ohm resistor (Orange - Orange - Brown)

Insert them, flip the board over, solder down, and trim off the excess leads.

It would be cool if you connected the power source to a USB then put your own switch <br/>
Do the pcb names correspond with the numbers on the schematic such as R1, R2, R3? I noticed the switches don't...
On the step seven, ain't the LED connected backwards? Because on the PCB the flattened side is the same that you tell to be the longer lead, positive. But the flattened side is negative.. Anyways Great instructable!<br />
Normally you would be correct.&nbsp; The PCB also shows the correct marking.&nbsp; But the kit comes with a very weird LED from Mouser which flips the leads.&nbsp; <br />
Okay. I've never seen an LED like that before..<br />
i have two giant leds like that.
can you give me the circut diagram?
am I the only one who was like wtf when they saw the susan b anthony quarter, why would you use that for comparison, wouldn't it be much more convenient to use a regular coin that's still in circulation? I'm not trying to be a naysayer, that just strikes me as odd.
Ha! I&nbsp;got those from the light rail ticket machine.&nbsp; I&nbsp;had already deposited my quarters and this was all I&nbsp;had left. <br /> <br /> What's wrong with Susan B. Anthony?&nbsp; Don't like suffrage? <br />
that's kinda cool, I've never actually come across one before, I have one that was given to me though. It would be neat to just get one like that. I'm certainly not opposed to women's suffrage.
That's a nice little kit.<br /> <br /> How easy is it to alter the sounds?&nbsp; Are there plans for a version with a programming connection for the PicAXE?<br />
(And are you planning to recreate a whole rock band like this?)<br />
That would rock so hard!&nbsp; I&nbsp;was just thinking last night about a digital didgeridoo - maybe that will be the next instrument.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> As for re-programming, I&nbsp;decided not to include a programming jack to keep the size down, but the chip is socketed, so it's easy to pull out and reprogram. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> If you're familiar with the picaxe, changing the sounds isn't that hard (Grandtippler's code is on the last page of the instructable), the sounds are defined at the end of the code.&nbsp; It is hard, though, to get interesting sounds.&nbsp; I&nbsp;think that takes a lot of experimentation.&nbsp; And to re-program, you'll need a programming cable<br />
The didgeridoo sounds good (analogue control?).<br /> <br /> I stand by my question, and expect a video in the near future: BohemianRhapsodyAxe!<br />
Grandtippler also did a stylophone (the NoiseAxe - it's on instructables).&nbsp; That makes for a 2 man band, but it probably will need more melody.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> He also did the MemAxe, but that's more of a musical 'simon says' game.<br />
hmm.. i been interested in looking at picaxe for a while now. <br /> i mainly use arduino stuff , custom boards mainly cos its cheaper to make my own XD.<br /> <br /> wouldn't mind trying this out if i can source the chips cheap xD<br />
The PICaxe is great when you need cheap &amp; simple logic.&nbsp; You're not going to drive a video display, but you can use it to do plenty of basic logic stuff.&nbsp; Programming it is easy, but&nbsp; the 08M is pretty memory constrained.<br /> <br /> You can get the PICaxe from sparkfun - I&nbsp;think an 08M is $5, and the programming cable is $25.&nbsp; I've also started playing with the kic chip, which is a freeware version of the PICaxe.&nbsp; There's more info on the Kic <a href="http://www.kicchip.co.uk/" rel="nofollow">here</a>.<br /> <br /> For me, I use a Propeller when the project has advanced requirements, and a PICaxe when I&nbsp;just need basic logic. &nbsp;<br />
I'll prolly stick with the arduino stuff for now XD<br /> <br /> how hard do u think it would be to build an arduino version of this using an atmega168 or 328?<br />
I not an arduino expert, but it shouldn't be that hard.&nbsp; You'll need to do some basic FM&nbsp;synthesis, but if you can pwm an LED, it should be similar. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> This project uses a PICaxe for size (only 8 pins) and cost (a PICaxe 08M is $5 and just needs a single resistor to run).&nbsp; There are plenty of other uControllers that would meet those requirements, though.&nbsp; <br />

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