Instructables: exploring - - music - featured Tue, 31 May 2016 17:19:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Record Player
DIY Record Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeshorr117 This project costs around 20 dollars. Our materials were either 3D printed, bought at a lumber store or on Materials For the turntable, you will need:plywoodmotorbatterieswiresmall amplifierspeakerswooden rodsmagnets (rings)potentiameterphono-cartridge (needle)circular disk for a rec...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 10:27:47 PDT
DJ S.M.I.L.E/ Epic mobile speaker
DJ S.M.I.L.E/ Epic mobile speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheRealBlobfish !!!!!!! PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE IN THE TOP RIGHTHAND CORNER! ALL SUPPORT HELPS!!!!!!!!P.S. Show your support through comments! If you like, leave a comment! Thanks! :)It's DJ S.M.I.LE.!!!!! This thing is pretty fun. It is a sort of mobile speaker, and I would probably make a fun alarm.The S.M.I.L.E....
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Sat, 28 May 2016 21:19:23 PDT
How to Make a Guitar Camara Mount
How to Make a Guitar Camara Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> julio007madrid Did you always love this view and would like to have a camera mount but they are too expensive? I'll show you how to make your own, you'll need this:-Some pieces of wood scrap (Something to cut the wood)-Nuts and bolts (1/4 in x 2 in)-Metal angles-My templates (
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Tue, 24 May 2016 14:58:32 PDT
WIRELESS GAMING CONSOLE USING HUMAN GESTURES - More DIY How To Projects]]> AXR AMAR Gesture based Game controller and Game design Guide....(both Hardware and software !!) Introduction Now a days virtual environment is considered as a means of efficient human interaction. This is defined by the diversified field of application. The range of applications include phobia therapy, mi...

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Sat, 21 May 2016 03:04:25 PDT
Defretting a Bass Guitar
Defretting a Bass Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> ozymandias87 What's the point of an Instructable? The answer varies, but one overlooked point is that sometimes, you need inspiration. You need to see that someone else has attempted something and succeeded, and shown not only the steps and process, but also documented the mistakes. I hope you get the inspiratio...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 19:52:24 PDT
Traveller's Cajon
Traveller's Cajon - More DIY How To Projects]]> Prodromosp The idea behind the "Traveller's Cajon" came up with the question of how would somebody be able to get their percussion wherever they might go, without worrying if there is enough space in their baggage.So considering this, I tried to make one cajon combining some dismounting tricks with the desired...
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Sun, 1 May 2016 14:13:18 PDT
Huge (unplayable) Kazoo
Huge (unplayable) Kazoo - More DIY How To Projects]]> KamielC Do you want to build a huge but unplayable kazoo?follow the next steps... ! At first you need to cut out these rings, they wil be the tube on top of the kazou as sSecond you will cut out the top part of the kazou, this is the biggest part.On the photo you see te tube on top of the biggest pa...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 10:15:47 PDT
Arcade MIDI Controller
Arcade MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> UmamiFish I'm sure that you have seen those cool videos of people jamming on a box with a bunch of buttons on it. Well, today, I will be showing you how you too can make a box with which you can make jams. 《 Inspired by the MIDI Fighter Classic 》LIMITED TIME OFFER: you can vote for this Instructable in the Fi...
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Mon, 16 May 2016 07:06:09 PDT
Sensatronic Wave Chimes
Sensatronic Wave Chimes - More DIY How To Projects]]> sensatroniclab We created our own digital wind chimes, fully programable with any sound and/or visual. A wave chime midi controller with a world of potential.We are designing punk DIY instruments by and for a whole host of young people who are in different ways facing barriers to interaction with digital music tec...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 07:54:41 PDT
LED Music Boxes (Hummingbird)
LED Music Boxes (Hummingbird) - More DIY How To Projects]]> dkelly19531 For this project we will be making acrylic boxes that are timed to light up to any song of your choice. Gather Your Materials and Your Tools For this project you will need many different materials and tools.Materials: Cell Cast Acrylic (We got a sheet on Amazon that was 24" x 48" x 0.118") Gl...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 07:48:59 PDT
DIY Life-Size Remote Control (transparent) BB-8
DIY Life-Size Remote Control (transparent) BB-8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Letsgohens Inspired by ASCAS (Techbuilder)'s instructable on building a life size BB-8, our team wanted to build a Bluetooth controlled transparent BB-8 (using an Arduino Uno) that could also react to music for our electronics project. We wanted it to be transparent so that other people could see how it worked...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 07:28:07 PDT
Arduino-Controlled Robotic Drum
Arduino-Controlled Robotic Drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo For years I have been telling anyone who listens that I was going to build a robotic drum. Most people kind of shrugged indifferently. Even as I built it, most people kind of glanced over at it and conveyed doubtfulness. It seemed like no one but myself was convinced of just how awesome it was goi...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:23:01 PDT
Animatronic Talking Takeout Container
Animatronic Talking Takeout Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The animatronic talking takeout container is a fun little toy that is good for hours of amusement. This idea came about after having taken a special effects film class when I was in college. While in the class, I made a short film of myself talking to a takout container with a face drawn on it. Ho...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:46:25 PST
The Musixel BoomBox
The Musixel BoomBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> andy.spikenzielabs The Musixel is a board designed to interpret the frequencies in music or sounds and generate a light-show on up to 64 addressable LEDs. The Musixel has a few modes built-in, one of them is a 'Graphic Equalizer' styled visualizer that is more than just a little cool. In this project it runs an 8x8 ma...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 14:47:42 PDT
Easy Aux Cord!
Easy Aux Cord! - More DIY How To Projects]]> makershaker05 In this ible I'm going to show you how to make a simple, make-shift Aux cord, a super simple project that you might have not thought of! As this is only my second instructable I would love your feedback: questions, comments, concerns, and even critisizms! :) Materials All the materials you ...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 19:12:39 PDT
Dual Korg Volca Stand
Dual Korg Volca Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> NateDemon Do you own one or more of the Korg Volca synthesizers? Do you own the Beats, Keys, Bass, Sampler, or even the FM (shiny, shiny)!? DO YOU?! Well I bet you've run into the problem of space with all those synths and bad hand posture. Don't be a peasant, leaving your gear sprawled all about. Make a b...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 20:04:30 PDT
Light Show Jacket That Reacts To Music
Light Show Jacket That Reacts To Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> lucycharlotte This tutorial has been produced as part of my final year project for my degree in Music Technology and Applied Electronics at the University of York. It is aimed at musicians with an interest in electronics. The finished product will be an LED matrix on the back of a jacket that can produce a light ...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 16:24:53 PDT
13 Note MIDI Laser Harp
13 Note MIDI Laser Harp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jrbums The laser harp is an electronic instrument that is played by blocking laser beams. Several laser beams are produced, and a note is played when one of the beams is blocked by the player, similar to plucking a stick on a real harp. The device must therefore produce a laser beam for each note and also ...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:16:26 PDT
8 Bit Mario Bros Piano
8 Bit Mario Bros Piano - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maria Fontiveros This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida ( My name is Maria Fontiveros and I decided to make a piano out of 12 different coins from 12 different countries. I wanted this piano to be something fun ...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:15:39 PDT
Shawl to Protect Wooden Instruments
Shawl to Protect Wooden Instruments - More DIY How To Projects]]> FriisFléron In more than a decade I’ve been playing the recorder flute, as it is a beautiful, traditional instrument that reflects my interests in medieval, renaissance and baroque culture. My teacher has been using a special and homemade shawl to protect her flutes for as long as I can remember, and I figured ...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:45:17 PDT
Sound Reactive Drum Set
Sound Reactive Drum Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> StairwayToDevin Drums are already an interesting to watch instrument but we felt more could be done. We decided to create a drum set that will react to it being hit by lighting up an LED strip inside the drum. Materials/Tools You'll Need Arduino RedBoard Breadboard Mini USB cable 12V DC Power Adapter Supply...
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:36:45 PDT
Piezo Tunes
Piezo Tunes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Circuito io In this Instructable,you're going to learn how you can play your own melody with a Piezo speaker, using code generated by Plan it! First, fill in a query with Piezo speaker as an output on you do this, you’ll receive code & scheme for you project within minutes! Con...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:12:26 PDT
MIDI Controller with Keyboards
MIDI Controller with Keyboards - More DIY How To Projects]]> EvanKale Today we're building the 400 key MIDI controller using an Arduino and computer keyboards!For the budget conscious music producers out there, this project is a great way to build an inexpensive control board for your digital audio workstation.Or if you're just a musician with an odd taste for instrum...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:46:19 PDT
Bioshock's Rapture Records Bin
Bioshock's Rapture Records Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> UpgradeTech Bioshock's striking Art Deco design for the underwater metropolis of Rapture uniquely meshes with the choice of period music emanating from the city's phonographs. I been trying to collect music from video games on the original records as a way to bring them to life. What better way to commemorate b...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:44:27 PDT
Electronic Mute for Trumpet & Cornet (Poor Man's)
Electronic Mute for Trumpet & Cornet (Poor Man's) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hobbyman My neighbours have started to complain a lot about my trumpet practicing until late hours of the night. So I recently bought an electronic mute produced by Yamaha. The silent brass is an amazing system, it silences your trumpet but also produces a very nice trumpet sound somewhat electronically and ...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 13:08:35 PDT
Midi-Greedy Mixing Desk
Midi-Greedy Mixing Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mopete I wanted to build a mixing desk with integrated speakers that meets my own expectations in size and quality. A mixing desk always ready-to-use whenever i am in the mood for being creative or simply feel like listening to my favorite music, but not simply on the stereo. So that’s why i built my midi-...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 07:43:55 PDT
Music Box for Mary
Music Box for Mary - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElmarM One of the hardest things any pet parent must do is to make the decision to put their pet to rest. My “Mary” was 15 years old and she was a sweet girl that had unfortunately had some painful issues pop-up that caused her to suffer. We decided give her peace so on Monday, 14 March 20...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 18:28:14 PDT
Laser Spirograph Sound Visualizer (LSSV)
Laser Spirograph Sound Visualizer (LSSV) - More DIY How To Projects]]> pohhoushun For this project we were tasked with building some kind of sound visualization device for a concert as part of an outreach activities for our research center. The briefs were three units of the device are needed and that the devices need to work over the span of an hour. They must not make any noise...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 07:38:25 PDT
Rainstick - More DIY How To Projects]]> Carl Jacobson I made this Rainstick out of Cherry, and Walnut. It's 28" x 3" Cherry I started with two pieces of Cherry 13 1/2" x 3 1/4". Mark center on each end, and mount on the lathe between centers. I used a roughing gouge to true it up, and then put a tenon on each end. Drilling out the tube Using the...
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 11:40:54 PDT
Arduino Drums with Jetpack
Arduino Drums with Jetpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> GeorjaiwinM You can build a drum kit pretty easily if you have Arduino, Bluetooth and a Smartphone. Here we have made a DIY Bluetooth drum kit that takes input from a Piezo and plays it from your phone.The whole thing fits into a box and sound is played from your phone via Bluetooth. This make the everything po...
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 08:23:13 PDT
DIY Muji Cd player
DIY Muji Cd player - More DIY How To Projects]]> lioncour Back in the day a cool japanese guy made an awesome cardboard replica of the famous Muji Cd player. I wanted to do the same, but now some years later the instructions about how he made it is gone. So i am now making my own and sharing the instructions with you.It is a fairly simple project, just som...
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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 05:42:46 PDT
Easy Build Pipe Box WITH MUSIC + PYROGRAPHY - More DIY How To Projects]]> amansell91 I wanted to make this box for 3 reasons.1- to store my pipe and tobacco2- to have an excuse to dig out the pyrography pen again3- to enter the 'make a box' contest :)(so if you enjoyed the instructable, please drop me a vote)Heres a link to a video of the box, to show you the light sensitive audio m...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:31:05 PDT
Playing the Imperial March from Star Wars on Raspberry Pi with Piezo Buzzer
Playing the Imperial March from Star Wars on Raspberry Pi with Piezo Buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> leon-anavi Let's make some noise with Raspberry Pi and a piezo buzzer! This tutorial provides step by step instructions how to play the Imperial march, also known as the Dart Vader's theme, from Star Wars on your Raspberry Pi. Of course this version is not as good as the masterpiece of John Williams. The advan...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 17:35:19 PDT
Portable Audio Chest
Portable Audio Chest - More DIY How To Projects]]> djpolymath Use an old audio cabinet to build a portable audio chest. Materials I found an old audio cabinet and storage chest. Disassemble Disassemble the audio cabinet and salvage the wood and electronics. Electronics Clean up the electronics. Measure Measure and mark holes to accommodate speaker...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:11:51 PDT
DIY Bluetooth BoomBox
DIY Bluetooth BoomBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> KarlK17 So I started with a desire for a high(er) quality music experience and as I have always liked building stuff (e.g. I have made 2 speaker docks for iPhone), I decided to build my very own Boombox.First step was to look what others had made and internet is the best place for stealing ideas. Props to S...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:54:10 PDT
Pallet Stage
Pallet Stage - More DIY How To Projects]]> RbotJ I've got an event coming up this weekend that I wanted to have a stage for. I ended up Hacking this stage from wooden pallets. Most of the musicians will be 1 or 2 people performing at a time, but I left it big enough for 3 people to squeeze in there. With enough pallets, you could make a stage of a...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2016 07:13:15 PST
Airplay receiver with a turntable look
Airplay receiver with a turntable look - More DIY How To Projects]]> klemperer I just turned the Raspberry Pi into an airplay receiver, which has a LP turntable look. Every time the music (streaming for iphone etc. to the airplay receiver) starts, the LP turntable begin rotating; and it will stop rotating when the music stops.Just for fun :) Install shairport and some additi...
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Tue, 8 Mar 2016 03:58:28 PST
Solo Cup Speakers
Solo Cup Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> KJMagnetics Did you know you can make speakers out of almost anything? In this Instructable, we'll take the ever popular solo cup and show you how you can turn them into audio speakers! Materials needed: 2 Solo or Plastic Cups, 30 gauge magnet wire, 2 neodymium magnets (P/N DCC), auxiliary cord. Tools needed: S...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:53:09 PST
Fake Corner Cabinet
Fake Corner Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Drunken Woodworker A fairly basic woodworking project with a rectangular case and a large top that fits into a corner of your room. You can get more details about the build including the tools and supplies used as well as a free detailed PDF plan at my website. Cutting Cabinet Shell Cut to width and length the 5 bo...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 10:16:13 PST
Peli-Can Musical Instrument
Peli-Can Musical Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> BARKing Some years ago my son was given a school project to do. Make a musical instrument from things around the house.We happen to use a lot of peanut butter in our house so there are always peanut butter buckets around the house and Grandpa happens to play the Wash Tub Bass. From this the first Peli-Can w...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:42:36 PST
Dumpster Wood Electric Guitar (Using Basic Hand Tools)
Dumpster Wood Electric Guitar (Using Basic Hand Tools) - More DIY How To Projects]]> awesomecreations I built this guitar from wood I pulled from a dumpster, as the title suggests, and used mostly hand tools. I did use two power tools, a drill and a dremel.It took me over a month to make, spending on average about 8-10 hours a day on it. I am including many pictures in this guide, just in case my de...
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:25:29 PST
UltraGuitar - An ultrasonic guitar
UltraGuitar - An ultrasonic guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Simonexc Hi there!I love music. I'm playing on piano but I also wanted to learn to play on guitar. I've tried a lot of times, but it was very difficult to play even simple songs. I could play a melodic line, but not the chords. I looked for a way to make it easier. So why don't to make a guitar, which plays ...
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 13:20:01 PST
Beats By Jaya and Gagandeep (DIY headphones)
Beats By Jaya and Gagandeep (DIY headphones) - More DIY How To Projects]]> jaya_sandhu How Headphones Work: Headphones are powered by three main components: the magnet(s), the diaphragm and the voice coil. In this case, the voice coil is created from a 28 gauge wire, the diaphragm is made from a plastic cup and we used neodymium magnets. In a broader sense, the purpose of the diaphra...
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:52:59 PST
Cardboard Headphone Hanger
Cardboard Headphone Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> NowayJose1996 I normally wrap the cord of my headphones when I finish using them. this became a problem as the wire inside the cable would get damaged over time. I would end up with a headphone that would half worked, this gave me an idea to create something that would help my headphone last for a longer amount o...
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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 08:32:34 PST
Record Clamp
Record Clamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> djpolymath Record clamps help level and stabilize records on the turntable platter. They usually run $25 and up. This instructable shows how to make one for a dollar. Obtain a Hockey Puck Pick up a hockey puck with standard weight. Find the Center Use a caliper and compass to find the center of the puc...
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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 04:35:34 PST
One to Hold, One to Echo: a performance in glass, video, and music
One to Hold, One to Echo: a performance in glass, video, and music - More DIY How To Projects]]> samgalison My work as an artist is to distill the noise of the world into meaningful, compelling experiences. For me, art making is truly a practice, a way of being that’s not about the goals of making this or that but rather about listening closely to the patterns and rhythms of being a human and crafting the...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 06:30:45 PST
Balloon Trombone
Balloon Trombone - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Oakland Toy Lab This is the trombone for those that can't afford the brass. It also works great for the straw enthusiast, scientists of sound, arts-and-crafts-drawer musicians, and budding clowns. There's something great about making your own instrument, as you can see all the parts that come together to affect sou...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:27:41 PST
Wall-mount CD Art
Wall-mount CD Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> simmonspa Ever wondered what to do with all those CDs in your collection, now that you've ripped them to your devices? I've always liked album covers, and I thought I'd share my idea on how to mount them and create some wall art.It's appealing to chose a theme for each, such as colour or facial portraits, or...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 01:36:03 PST
MIDI controlling lights Arduino
MIDI controlling lights Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jesus Alberto Cejas Hi, this post is created by Jesus Alberto Cejas and Pablo Javier Ruiz to show you our Project about a musical keyboard, beautiful lights and Arduino.This project was for 'Creative Electronics', a Beng Electronics Engineering 4th year module at the University of Málaga, School of Telecommunications (...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 01:13:37 PST
Eurorack modular synth base
Eurorack modular synth base - More DIY How To Projects]]> UlysseR I needed a base for my eurorack modular synth. My requirements were: 3 rows of 84hp, and it should fit well right under my Doepfer A-100P9 case. I wanted to try laser cutting for some time. Moreover my local fablab offers free machine time for open hardware initiatives. This was the ideal project to...
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:33:30 PST