Instructables: exploring - - music - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:39:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 Drum Set 1-2-3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drum-Set-1-2-3/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:35:40 PDT
Build a low noise contact microphone (inducer/transducer) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-contact-mic-inducertransducer-witho/
Build a low noise contact microphone (inducer/transducer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/99A1/I7MXKFBH/FR899A1I7MXKFBH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/99A1/I7MXKFBH/FR899A1I7MXKFBH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/99A1/I7MXKFBH/FR899A1I7MXKFBH.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg This instructable will show you how I built a great low noise contact microphone for my friend's double bass!Thanks to the transformer, the microphone has a very good signal to noise ratio. That means that the inherent hum/noise of contact microphones is almost gone! The microphone can also be used ...
By: simon.w.nordberg

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:27 PDT
DIY .45 Caliber Earphone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-45-Caliber-Earphones/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:35:53 PDT
Make your own "audiophile" quality speaker cables! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-audiophile-quality-speaker-cables/
Make your own "audiophile" quality speaker cables! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/OSZW/I7KB3WLN/F07OSZWI7KB3WLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/OSZW/I7KB3WLN/F07OSZWI7KB3WLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/OSZW/I7KB3WLN/F07OSZWI7KB3WLN.SMALL.jpg junits15 Welcome to my Instructable on how to make your own high end audio interconnects! This guide will take you from start to finish through the process of building your own DIY, braided, multi-strand speaker interconnects like the ones shown above. These can be made in any length and in many different ...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:13:34 PDT
Makey Makey Electronic Melodica http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Electronic-Melodica/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:19:36 PDT
Acrylic Dodecahedron Speaker With Sound Reactive LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Dodecahedron-Speaker-With-Sound-Reactive-L/
Acrylic Dodecahedron Speaker With Sound Reactive LED's - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/A4R0/I7IJ9PXZ/FQ2A4R0I7IJ9PXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/A4R0/I7IJ9PXZ/FQ2A4R0I7IJ9PXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/A4R0/I7IJ9PXZ/FQ2A4R0I7IJ9PXZ.SMALL.jpg cschlager15 Hi, My name is Charlie Schlager. I am 15 years old, attending the Fessenden School in Massachusetts. This speaker is a very fun build for any DIYer looking for a cool project. I built this speaker primarily in the Fessenden innovation lab located on our campus. If you would like to see this space th...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:58:48 PDT
How To: Ghastly Green Fire, At Home! (And Why It Burns Green...) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Ghastly-Green-Fire-At-Home-And-Why-It-Burns/
How To: Ghastly Green Fire, At Home! (And Why It Burns Green...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/3NHM/I7IVPJM7/F7S3NHMI7IVPJM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/3NHM/I7IVPJM7/F7S3NHMI7IVPJM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/3NHM/I7IVPJM7/F7S3NHMI7IVPJM7.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan Hello, today I am going to demonstrate how to make some awesome, vividly Green colored flames, using some ingredients you can find at your local Super-Mart. The only thing(s) you should need to buy is: (Possibly not if you already have them) -Methanol (Methyl Alcohol) Can be found sold under the na...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:46:06 PDT
Laser Harp with Tah and Raspberry-Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Harp-with-Tah-and-Raspberry-Pi/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:38:34 PDT
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project http://www.instructables.com/id/Stomp-Box-from-speaker-Super-easy-1-hour-project/
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SMALL.jpg RowanCant Stomp boxes have taken a massive sweep across pubs and bars as solo artist guitar players begin to realise that they can get a cool sound out of that naturally stomping foot that they have. Here is how to do it really fast, really easily and get awesome results. (When I watch the video, I'm not real...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:19:53 PDT
Pokeball Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Pokeball-Speakers/
Pokeball Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/A99Y/I74N6K7S/FLGA99YI74N6K7S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/A99Y/I74N6K7S/FLGA99YI74N6K7S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/A99Y/I74N6K7S/FLGA99YI74N6K7S.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen 3D printed Pokeball speakers with NeoPixels. What could be more awesome?Parts needed:-Speakers. I used an old PC speakers that has got a active "sub-woofer" witch power the speakers.-3D printer or some place where you can print them. Total print cost for piece was about 2 dollars.Plastic used in the...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:10:47 PDT
Light Show on Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Show-on-Music/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 16:53:49 PDT
Illumaphone: Light-based Musical Instrument with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Illumaphone-Light-based-Electronic-Musical-Instrum/
Illumaphone: Light-based Musical Instrument with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/QCHW/I6WDMO4C/FOLQCHWI6WDMO4C.SMALL.jpg bonniee Ever wanted to build your own electronic musical instrument? In this Instructable, I walk through the build process for my Illumaphone, a light-based, spatial musical instrument that I built for Jeff Snyder's Computer Music class at Princeton. It consists of six coffee cups. Wave your hands over the...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:26:03 PST
How To Give Your Guitar A Custom Paint Job http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Give-Your-Guitar-A-Custom-Paint-Job/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:04:47 PST
My Tiny Ukulele Shop with down draft table http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Tiny-Ukulele-Shop-with-down-draft-table/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:47:10 PST
Annikken Andee MP3 Player - Play your music on Arduino via Smart phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Andee-MP3-Player-Play-your-music-on-Arduino-via-Sm/
Annikken Andee MP3 Player - Play your music on Arduino via Smart phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/7N3Z/I6M2OHG7/FA67N3ZI6M2OHG7.SMALL.jpg Annikken This instructable is to build a simple MP3 player using a Sparkfun MP3 shield that connects to the Arduino. The Annikken Andee shield will be connected to an Android or iOS device can be used as a controller for the MP3 player. The MP3 player will be able to play/pause, skip and stop playback of son...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:17:13 PST
Wooden Headphone Stand For My Beats Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Headphone-Stand-For-My-Beats-Headphones/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:37:39 PST
GUITAR PLANTER http://www.instructables.com/id/GUITAR-PLANTER/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:40:11 PST
Percussion Ring Shaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Percussion-Ring-Shaker/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:41:43 PST
Touch-Sensitive Musical Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Sensitive-Musical-Painting/
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:49:20 PST
Paper Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Speakers-1/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:13:20 PST
Making a Wooden Guitar pick http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Gutair-pick/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:59:13 PST
Javalele http://www.instructables.com/id/Javalele/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:30:56 PST
Vinyl to Digital: Converting Your Record Collection on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-to-Digital-Converting-Your-Record-Collection/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:25:14 PST
How To Make Earbuds Colorful Using Thread http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Earbuds-Colorful-Using-Thread/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:59:10 PST
PVC Phone Speaker Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Phone-Speaker-Amplifier/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:43:34 PST
Stumpf Fiddle or Devil's Fiddle or Amish Stomp Fiddle or . . . . http://www.instructables.com/id/Stumpf-Fiddle-or-Devils-Fiddle-or-Amish-Stomp-Fidd/
Stumpf Fiddle or Devil's Fiddle or Amish Stomp Fiddle or . . . . - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/JFZM/I5Z7M784/FT0JFZMI5Z7M784.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/JFZM/I5Z7M784/FT0JFZMI5Z7M784.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/JFZM/I5Z7M784/FT0JFZMI5Z7M784.SMALL.jpg amishjim I saw a Stumpf Fiddle on one of the auction tv shows and thought that would be a great addition to the other percussion instruments I play in our bluegrass band, Frum The Hills. They go for over $200 so after doing a little googling for ideas, I set out to make my own. I had a nice sized stick that...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:22:59 PST
Cheap DIY Guitar Picks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Guitar-Picks/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:44:56 PST
Rings and Rings ( A Windchime made from used engine parts) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rings-and-Rings-A-Windchime-made-from-used-engine-/
Rings and Rings ( A Windchime made from used engine parts) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/4V81/I5THYHCP/FDB4V81I5THYHCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/4V81/I5THYHCP/FDB4V81I5THYHCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/4V81/I5THYHCP/FDB4V81I5THYHCP.SMALL.jpg Homepwner This Instructable will show you how to make a Wind Chime that is just as annoying (or beautiful) as any Wind chime you've ever heard. I found it hard to categorize this build. It could fall under workshop, Technology, Cars, recycling etc. etc. BUT I want to enter this into the "RINGS" contest. I mad...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 00:33:30 PST
Barrel Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Barrel-Speaker/
Barrel Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/7ZCP/I55NL34D/FLQ7ZCPI55NL34D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/7ZCP/I55NL34D/FLQ7ZCPI55NL34D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/7ZCP/I55NL34D/FLQ7ZCPI55NL34D.SMALL.jpg DasElis Regular Saturday morning at town's car boot sale/market, my friend noticed nice wee barrel as he was looking something nice to make a saving money bank. I've had to change his mind :) Cost me only £5.I have decided to make amplified speaker out of it. Parts Next stage was to plan and collect nece...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:01:38 PST
Boombox MDF http://www.instructables.com/id/Boombox-MDF/
Boombox MDF - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/V6X3/I557BTVH/F9GV6X3I557BTVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/V6X3/I557BTVH/F9GV6X3I557BTVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/V6X3/I557BTVH/F9GV6X3I557BTVH.SMALL.jpg RoeyLeon Hello everyoneAnother COOL boombox for the collection ! This time it`s not from Plexiglas as always but rather from MDF ( Medium-density fibreboard ) It`s actually pretty fun to work with this material ,it`s very easy to saw, lightweight in compare to the 4mm Plexiglas and a most important it`s the...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:54:25 PST
The Hexachord, a Rotary Musical Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hexachord-a-Rotary-Musical-Instrument/
The Hexachord, a Rotary Musical Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/H3K9/I53HXL2Q/FXLH3K9I53HXL2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/H3K9/I53HXL2Q/FXLH3K9I53HXL2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/H3K9/I53HXL2Q/FXLH3K9I53HXL2Q.SMALL.jpg ohhmyhead During a stint as a "Tech Disruptor" (Maker-in-Residence) at an Intel Experience popup, I spent some time building a spinning noisemaker using recycled materials. This led to thinking about motorized musical instruments, and to the realization that there are far too few rotary string instruments. Th...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:19:30 PST
Add Bluetooth To Any Powered Amp for $8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Bluetooth-To-Any-Powered-Amp-for-8/
Add Bluetooth To Any Powered Amp for $8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/ZBRX/I4VQHS2P/FCAZBRXI4VQHS2P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/ZBRX/I4VQHS2P/FCAZBRXI4VQHS2P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/ZBRX/I4VQHS2P/FCAZBRXI4VQHS2P.SMALL.jpg Minifacture It is obvious but let me state this before we start. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY. UNPLUG ALL BEFORE STARTING TO DISASSEMBLE ANY ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND USE PROPER SAFETY MEASURE. FAIL TO DO SO COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH. Of course I'm not responsible for any da...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:02:03 PST
Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Oversized-Enclosure-Box-for-MaKey-MaKey/
Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/DPW0/I50XP0QO/FBUDPW0I50XP0QO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/DPW0/I50XP0QO/FBUDPW0I50XP0QO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/DPW0/I50XP0QO/FBUDPW0I50XP0QO.SMALL.jpg smalltortoise This is an Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey.For more projects and a summary follow up from our January build night, please see this thread!SHORT SUMMARY:This is an oversized chest to house a MaKey MaKey, wires, parts, supplies, and small tools. The chest itself can also be a kind of meta MaKey...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:52:03 PST
Dual Project: AirPlay-Pi and new life for an old radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Project-AirPlay-Pi-and-new-life-for-an-old-ra/
Dual Project: AirPlay-Pi and new life for an old radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/39FD/I4IXH76U/FNZ39FDI4IXH76U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/39FD/I4IXH76U/FNZ39FDI4IXH76U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/39FD/I4IXH76U/FNZ39FDI4IXH76U.SMALL.jpg TheKingsOfWing Hey, Welcome to my first ever post on Instructables!The Project you're about to read over is setting up a Raspberry Pi to use 'AirPlay' and how I used it, which clashes with the second part, the new life for my old radio. Collect up everything you need. Whats a must for this project:- Raspberry ...
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:23:38 PST
Inlaid Mission/Craftsman Music Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Inlayed-MissionCraftsman-Music-Stand/
Inlaid Mission/Craftsman Music Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/Q4EH/I4IX3U98/FRNQ4EHI4IX3U98.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/Q4EH/I4IX3U98/FRNQ4EHI4IX3U98.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/Q4EH/I4IX3U98/FRNQ4EHI4IX3U98.SMALL.jpg MissionSRX The Mission-Style Music Stand With Music Staff InlayOwing to the straightforward construction and simple selection of materials, my first few furniture projects were of the early 20th century Arts & Crafts period. Since then I've found it difficult to make many more additions since my home’s design ...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:42:24 PST
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Guitar-Pick/
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SMALL.jpg F1yingJ I'm always losing my guitar picks. This caused me to think about all the things I can make a guitar pick out of, I thought this one up when trying to find materials to make a metal guitar pick.Please, take your time when cutting the pick out, this will yield better results and will afford much safer...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:00:57 PST
Light Box DJ http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Light-Box/
Light Box DJ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/TJYW/I3VHKN8J/FAOTJYWI3VHKN8J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/TJYW/I3VHKN8J/FAOTJYWI3VHKN8J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/TJYW/I3VHKN8J/FAOTJYWI3VHKN8J.SMALL.jpg Delasign 'The Light Box' is a wooden, desk accessory designed to react to the music being played and is ideal for drum pads and DJs. Composed of a oak frame, the music box uses an Arduino Uno in combination with an MSGEQ7 chip and two audio jacks to brighten your musical experience via a matrix of NeoPixels....
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:09:08 PST
BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! http://www.instructables.com/id/BoomBucket-the-boombox-bucket/
BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab If you like boomboxes and you like buckets, you're going to LOVE BoomBucket! In fact, it's pretty hard not to like, unless you're the neighbors hearing Enya play for an hour straight from the street below. But this is an incredible device for everything from roving dance parties, the youth center ja...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:11:25 PST
Bite-sized Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/BoomBiteBox-listening-with-your-teeth/
Bite-sized Boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/DJR3/I3AKC21M/F3SDJR3I3AKC21M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/DJR3/I3AKC21M/F3SDJR3I3AKC21M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/DJR3/I3AKC21M/F3SDJR3I3AKC21M.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Have you ever been sitting on the bus, and thought, "Man, I'm looking way too cool"? Well you can turn all that around with the BoomBiteBox, the sound system that goes through your teeth! This is one of my favorite mini-projects, and explores all sort of concepts in electro-magnetism. The most excit...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:11:35 PST
Add MIDI port to Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-MIDI-port-to-Keyboard/
Add MIDI port to Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/5YPK/I34E5BLW/FAG5YPKI34E5BLW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/5YPK/I34E5BLW/FAG5YPKI34E5BLW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/5YPK/I34E5BLW/FAG5YPKI34E5BLW.SMALL.jpg EvanKale Having a MIDI keyboard will let you control digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Pro tools, FL Studio, Ableton Live, etc. As well, it will connect to a wide variety of MIDI gear such as table top synths.This tutorial is useful for those who already have a non-MIDI keyboard, and want to upgrade it ...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:26:37 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/RS0X/I2VRBBJ3/FA1RS0XI2VRBBJ3.SMALL.jpg anouskadg I've recently discovered Neopixels. I soldered a couple, connected them to my Arduino and made them do various light patterns. This was already pretty enjoyable to make and watch, but Neopixels have so much more potential!First of all, they are very small, so you can embed them in a lot of things. T...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Make your own AMP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-AMP/
Make your own AMP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SMALL.jpg roanbuma Hello everyone this is my first tutorial on instructables!Over a year ago I decided to make my own AMP, it had to be able to play music from your phone to big speakers. It had to be small, but still capable of playingloud music. I also wanted to be able to ajust the volume. It had to look nice and b...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:25:26 PST
Falangafone - Use Gestures to Control Your Music! http://www.instructables.com/id/Falangafone-Use-Gestures-to-Control-Your-Music/
Falangafone - Use Gestures to Control Your Music! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/A5WT/I2I45P7H/F8UA5WTI2I45P7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/A5WT/I2I45P7H/F8UA5WTI2I45P7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/A5WT/I2I45P7H/F8UA5WTI2I45P7H.SMALL.jpg nelsonliu At HackPrinceton 2014, my teammate and I built a robust, hand movement-controlled music system. We used the Leap Motion and its developer API to capture hand and finger data, and we utilized the Python language and the Pyo library for Python to process audio files in a variety of ways with the data ...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:14:06 PST
Canjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Canjo/
Canjo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HAL1/I2F1WVF3/FC1HAL1I2F1WVF3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HAL1/I2F1WVF3/FC1HAL1I2F1WVF3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HAL1/I2F1WVF3/FC1HAL1I2F1WVF3.SMALL.jpg MRM1 This is a Canjo. Part Can, part Banjo. I call it "Thunderstruck". I made it last winter on the request of an important friend. I forgot to take pictures of the canjo in progress, however I will make some recreation photos for this instructable (I should just make a new one but I've got too many o...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:20:47 PST
Record Crate http://www.instructables.com/id/Record-Crate/
Record Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/EJPU/I2BYMN3H/F9ZEJPUI2BYMN3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/EJPU/I2BYMN3H/F9ZEJPUI2BYMN3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/EJPU/I2BYMN3H/F9ZEJPUI2BYMN3H.SMALL.jpg JonathanD3 Built for my girlfriend so she can store her vinyls. She expects to acquire a lot of records, which explains it being so long. Materials I used 4 "Red-Stained Fir Dog Ear Fence Picket" for the running boards ($1.78ea) and 1 "2 in. x 4 in. x 16 ft. #2 Prime Pine Pressure-Treated Lumber" ($8.57ea)....
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:39:45 PST
Clothespin Piano for iPad http://www.instructables.com/id/Clothespin-Piano-for-iPad/
Clothespin Piano for iPad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/J0WZ/I24M3Y64/FUFJ0WZI24M3Y64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/J0WZ/I24M3Y64/FUFJ0WZI24M3Y64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/J0WZ/I24M3Y64/FUFJ0WZI24M3Y64.SMALL.jpg adamkumpf Touchscreens are great, but when it comes to playing music on them, the lack of physical keys can be a drag. So I decided to round up some household stuff and make a piano keyboard that tricks the iPad into thinking it's being played by your fingers (with the help of some clothespins and aluminum fo...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:12:11 PST
Accordion Master - A python/arduino music synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Accordion-Master-A-pythonarduino-music-synthesizer/
Accordion Master - A python/arduino music synthesizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SMALL.jpg Aiyoku19 This project was created by a team of three student from the University of Pennsylvania at MHacks 2014 Detroit (A weekend Hackathon). The goal of this project is to create a music synthesizer that generates tones based on the user's gestures. So if you've ever wanted to create an electronic theremin...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 19:20:28 PST
LED WALL http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-WALL/
LED WALL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/F1BQ/I21R01U4/FKDF1BQI21R01U4.SMALL.jpg TECHNITES Music! The rhythm of life, the sound of hundreds of discrete frequencies coming together in synchronous harmony to create beautiful sound that puts us in a trance. But that is just feast for our ears. LED Wall adds a whole new dimension, a visual dimension to your musical experience.LED wall consist...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:41:11 PST
Make your own Low Budget Bluetooth Music System http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Low-Budget-Bluetooth-Music-System/
Make your own Low Budget Bluetooth Music System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/8M9I/I1XEOEIZ/FPH8M9II1XEOEIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/8M9I/I1XEOEIZ/FPH8M9II1XEOEIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/8M9I/I1XEOEIZ/FPH8M9II1XEOEIZ.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I "fused" a dirt cheap bluetooth music receiver with an old speaker of mine. The main focus will be on designing a low cost audio amplifier circuit around the LM386 and the NE5534. The bluetooth receiver costs 4,5$ and the audio amp 3$. So you can call this low ...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:22:12 PDT
3D Printed Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Speaker/
3D Printed Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/GYOH/I1XEIUMR/FSOGYOHI1XEIUMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/GYOH/I1XEIUMR/FSOGYOHI1XEIUMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/GYOH/I1XEIUMR/FSOGYOHI1XEIUMR.SMALL.jpg madaeon This is a 3D printed Speaker that you can print at home. All you need is some enameled copper wire and a magnet!You may have seen 3d printed speaker before, but this one is different since you will be printing all the parts of it, including the membrane itself and it is 0.1mm thick! It is so thin t...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:37:19 PDT