Instructables: exploring - technology - music - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:42:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Floppy-Drives/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:43:04 PDT
Small boombox for less than 80 dollars that packs a punch http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-boombox-for-less-than-80-dollars-that-packs-/
Small boombox for less than 80 dollars that packs a punch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/CZ1C/HY12HW5Z/FKBCZ1CHY12HW5Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/CZ1C/HY12HW5Z/FKBCZ1CHY12HW5Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/CZ1C/HY12HW5Z/FKBCZ1CHY12HW5Z.SMALL.jpg Grisling I've wanted to build a small boombox that was lightweight, easy to transport, and has decent sound (both volume and quality). There are MANY different designs out there for a DIY boombox, both small and large ones, and different diffulties from complete novice to expert level knowledge of electronic...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:56:12 PDT
Retrofitting Vintage 1920's Headphones With Modern Sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Retrofitting-Vintage-1920s-Headphones-With-Modern-/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:40:24 PDT
Vintage Inspired Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Inspired-Stereo/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:29 PDT
Foot switch ( for M-Audio Black Box ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Momentary-foot-switch-for-M-Audio-Black-Box-/
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:07:00 PDT
DIY bluetooth receiver for any amplifiers under 3$ http://www.instructables.com/id/STREAM-MUSIC-VIA-Bluetooth-on-any-amplifiers/
DIY bluetooth receiver for any amplifiers under 3$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/3ZTS/HWWNLO8D/FOJ3ZTSHWWNLO8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/3ZTS/HWWNLO8D/FOJ3ZTSHWWNLO8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/3ZTS/HWWNLO8D/FOJ3ZTSHWWNLO8D.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Today I found some old Bluetooth mono headset its kinda useless for me since you know it looks weird when you are wearing it so I tried repurposing it now lets see what can I do with something with bluetooth and audio capabilities.... Well the first thing that came up in my mind was another BT boom...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:49:44 PDT
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Any-Computer-Keyboard-Into-A-Midi-Key-tar/
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SMALL.jpg bergerab Have you ever needed an extra synth for a concert? Or maybe you just enjoy fiddling around with music production software and you need a midi controller? Well look no further than your own computer keyboard! No this is not another how-to article on enabling midi control via your computer keyboard. W...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:37:11 PDT
Phaser Guitar Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Phaser-Guitar-Pedal/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:48:21 PDT
Attiny Pocket Sequencer http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny-Pocket-Sequencer/
Attiny Pocket Sequencer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/FIPM/HW8T6OZG/F5AFIPMHW8T6OZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/FIPM/HW8T6OZG/F5AFIPMHW8T6OZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/FIPM/HW8T6OZG/F5AFIPMHW8T6OZG.SMALL.jpg bergerab Music sequencers are awesome tools for producers, composers, and anyone looking for some musical inspiration. However, almost all sequencers available today are rather large devices with all sorts of cords. Wouldn't it be great if you could compose a sequence on the go and still have the record-abl...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:41:07 PDT
littleBits 8-bit Jukebox http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-8-bit-Jukebox/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:21:17 PDT
Musical Exercise: Workout Shirt MP3 Player Powered by Exercise http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Exercise-Workout-Shirt-MP3-Player-Powered-/
Musical Exercise: Workout Shirt MP3 Player Powered by Exercise - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/MYZN/HUJ96T1T/FMEMYZNHUJ96T1T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/MYZN/HUJ96T1T/FMEMYZNHUJ96T1T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/MYZN/HUJ96T1T/FMEMYZNHUJ96T1T.SMALL.jpg bbrodsky People love listening to music while exercising. Music provides the motivation needed for individuals to keep exerting energy and get in shape. So, because people enjoy listening to music while exercising, what if an MP3 player only played an individual's music while they are active? Using music as ...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 02:22:27 PDT
Make a Musical Bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Musical-Bench-1/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 14:07:21 PDT
SIMPLE DOORBELL FOR YOUR ROOM http://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLE-DOORBELL-FOR-YOUR-ROOM/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 04:25:21 PDT
Sound Reactive LED Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-LED-strip/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:12:40 PST
Sugarcube MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugarcube-MIDI-Controller/
Sugarcube MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSJX/HTOUE5D5/FCLXSJXHTOUE5D5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSJX/HTOUE5D5/FCLXSJXHTOUE5D5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSJX/HTOUE5D5/FCLXSJXHTOUE5D5.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei This project is a portable, Arduino-powered, grid-based MIDI controller that boots up into a variety of apps to do lots of things with sound. It has 16 backlit buttons, used as both inputs and outputs to give the controller some visual feedback. 2 potentiometers give analog control, depending on t...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:22:51 PDT
Mug Music: Turn Water Into an Instrument with Arduino and ChucK http://www.instructables.com/id/Mug-Music-Turn-Water-Into-an-Instrument-with-Ardui/
Mug Music: Turn Water Into an Instrument with Arduino and ChucK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SMALL.jpg bonniee What if you could turn any conductive surface into an instrument? Like, say...a mug of water? Best of all, it's cheap; you'll only need $1 worth of extra electrical components (not including the Arduino). For this project, my friend Harvest and I combined Disney's Touché touch-sensing system ...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:56:12 PDT
Hanging Glass Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Glass-Speakers/
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:49:26 PST
Chaos Nand Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Chaos-Nand-Synth/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:52:33 PST
8x8x8 LED Cube with Arduino Mega (+Sound +PS controller +Game) http://www.instructables.com/id/Programm-Arduino-Mega-setup/
8x8x8 LED Cube with Arduino Mega (+Sound +PS controller +Game) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/X4BY/HRBE3YX7/FQNX4BYHRBE3YX7.SMALL.jpg Anred Zynch This is a instructable which is based on the Cube by Chr, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8x8x8/ ) by SuperTech-IT, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cu... ) and by das-labor.org, ( http://www.das-labor.org/wiki/Borg3d_Bauanleitung... ) but i think its better and ...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:37:59 PST
Animatronic Talking Takeout Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Talking-Takeout-Container/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:46:25 PST
Audio Via Built In Bluetooth for any Speaker System http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Via-Built-In-Bluetooth-for-any-Speaker-Syste/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:04:24 PST
Brownie 8mm Movie Camera - Mini Media Centre http://www.instructables.com/id/Brownie-8mm-Movie-Camera-Mini-Media-Centre/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:51:30 PST
Wrap Beats - Capsense Arduino Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrap-Beats-Capsense-Arduino-Instrument/
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:26:40 PST
The Clamshell Stompbox http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Clamshell-Stompbox/
The Clamshell Stompbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/81LN/HOHYEF5V/FW681LNHOHYEF5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/81LN/HOHYEF5V/FW681LNHOHYEF5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/81LN/HOHYEF5V/FW681LNHOHYEF5V.SMALL.jpg jseay This is a DIY variable resistor I created as an interface for live performance-- like a stomp box. I designed it as a project my audio students could build with materials we already have in the classroom. The result is a variable resistor that can be triggered with just a little pressure from hands...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:12:23 PST
Munny Touch Mood Light and Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Munny-Touch-Mood-Light-and-Speaker/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:38:44 PST
Arduino Controlled Flashing Christmas Fairy Lights with Jingle Bells http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Flashing-Christmas-Fairy-Lights/
Arduino Controlled Flashing Christmas Fairy Lights with Jingle Bells - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/WZKB/HP81XRR8/FLZWZKBHP81XRR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/WZKB/HP81XRR8/FLZWZKBHP81XRR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/WZKB/HP81XRR8/FLZWZKBHP81XRR8.SMALL.jpg roshenac As my first Arduino project I wanted to make something impressive but not too challenging. I entered a Christmas Hack with this project and won it! People love Christmas lights. By the end of this you will have a set of christmas fairy lights that flash in time to jingle bells as can be seen in the...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 07:53:59 PST
Multitouch Music Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Multitouch-Music-Controller/
Multitouch Music Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/QDPE/HOHYOI88/FGXQDPEHOHYOI88.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/QDPE/HOHYOI88/FGXQDPEHOHYOI88.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/QDPE/HOHYOI88/FGXQDPEHOHYOI88.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei This project is an Arduino-powered infrared touchscreen / coffee-table interface that I've been using to control various music and graphics applications on my computer. This is an old project that I've recently had time to go back and document/fix up; this project is a little more special to me than...
By: amandaghassaei

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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:58:31 PST
Piano Stairs with Arduino and Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Piano-Stairs-with-Arduino-and-Raspberry-Pi/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:15:55 PST
Electronic Music Box Powered by Arduino (sort of) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Music-Box-Powered-by-Arduino-sort-of/
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:31:05 PST
Frameless Laser Harp http://www.instructables.com/id/Frameless-Laser-Harp/
Frameless Laser Harp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/BKRD/HNTTEG5L/FWNBKRDHNTTEG5L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/BKRD/HNTTEG5L/FWNBKRDHNTTEG5L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/BKRD/HNTTEG5L/FWNBKRDHNTTEG5L.SMALL.jpg Pushan Panda We are a generation that love sound and light – can’t do without them really. Our most preferred time of day is night, or what we would call evening. We are particularly well acquainted with technology; doesn’t hurt these days. Our prerequisite for everything is that it be ‘cool’. Put it all togethe...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:02:42 PST
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Media-Panel-fka-Digita/
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SMALL.jpg andyjagoe The goal of this project was to create a low cost Raspberry Pi Media Panel--a nice looking screen that could stand in the living room or attach to the refrigerator with the primary purpose of streaming personal photo and video content full time, but also be able to do some other cool things when nee...
By: andyjagoe

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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:45:38 PDT
Motion Controlled Light Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Controlled-Light-Show/
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 08:08:41 PDT
fanny pack boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/fanny-pack-boombox/
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:26:12 PDT
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements! http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/
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By: SuperTech-IT

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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 03:14:27 PDT
MRETV - Video, Stereo Sound and much more from a standard Arduino ! http://www.instructables.com/id/MRETV-Video-Stereo-Sound-and-much-more-from-a-s/
MRETV - Video, Stereo Sound and much more from a standard Arduino ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/4FJA/HJKBVF6R/FFN4FJAHJKBVF6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/4FJA/HJKBVF6R/FFN4FJAHJKBVF6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/4FJA/HJKBVF6R/FFN4FJAHJKBVF6R.SMALL.jpg Mr. E MRETV - Video, Stereo Sound and much more from a standard Arduino !   Use only two resistors and two diodes to generate full screen video. Text 47 x 29 of 8x8 characters, double the vertical resolution (47x57) in experimental interlace modes. Use pixel level graphics with a virtual graphics coproce...
By: Mr. E

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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 03:40:13 PDT
Light Up Drum Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Drum-Kit/
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:22:41 PDT
Draw Minty Electronic Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-Minty-Electronic-Music/
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By: Kepster

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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:22:35 PDT
Phono Horn. Free Sound Dock for your Smart Phone to Download and Make. http://www.instructables.com/id/Phono-Horn-Free-Sound-Dock-for-your-Smart-Phone-t/
Phono Horn. Free Sound Dock for your Smart Phone to Download and Make. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/FDJU/HJ1X4OJN/FWCFDJUHJ1X4OJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/FDJU/HJ1X4OJN/FWCFDJUHJ1X4OJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/FDJU/HJ1X4OJN/FWCFDJUHJ1X4OJN.SMALL.jpg robives Phono-Horn. A paper sound dock for your smart phone! Play your phone through the Phono Horn and the sound output is richer and clearer with improved bass response. There are two base templates included, one for iPhone 4S and one for Samsung Galaxy S2 and S4. It should be easy to adapt the kit to...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:31:48 PDT
Cool Dice Speakers. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Dice-Speakers/
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 01:20:56 PDT
Portable Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Speaker-1/
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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 23:33:06 PDT
Making Music with Makeblock http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Music-with-Makeblock/
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:04:14 PDT
MixDrive: USB Cassette Tapes Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/MixDrive-USB-Cassette-Tapes-Made-Easy/
MixDrive: USB Cassette Tapes Made Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/EDRG/GAPUSAJD/F9EEDRGGAPUSAJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/EDRG/GAPUSAJD/F9EEDRGGAPUSAJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/EDRG/GAPUSAJD/F9EEDRGGAPUSAJD.SMALL.jpg RikkaKoi I remember the days of the mixtape. Requesting songs from the local radio station and sitting by the cassette deck, finger on the record button. I remember the glorious day I got a dual cassette deck so that I could copy music from one tape to the next. Spending hours making mixes for friends, color...
By: RikkaKoi

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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 12:03:25 PDT
How to Repair Busted Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Busted-Headphones/
How to Repair Busted Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FM58/HH2VXK6R/FLIFM58HH2VXK6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FM58/HH2VXK6R/FLIFM58HH2VXK6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FM58/HH2VXK6R/FLIFM58HH2VXK6R.SMALL.jpg hertzgamma Have you ever had that $200 pair of headphones and your beloved happy dog chewing the cable? Here I will show you how to repair the cable of your badly damaged headphones and basically give them another chance! Or if you wish to do like me and save yourself $150 by buying busted headphones from eb...
By: hertzgamma

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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:22:01 PDT
My Awesome little Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Awesome-little-Boombox/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 14:08:05 PDT
Cassette Tape 1101 - an in depth look into this analog tape recording media http://www.instructables.com/id/Cassette-Tape-1101-an-in-depth-look-into-this-an/
Cassette Tape 1101 - an in depth look into this analog tape recording media - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/LYYE/HH2VMRI9/FAGLYYEHH2VMRI9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/LYYE/HH2VMRI9/FAGLYYEHH2VMRI9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/LYYE/HH2VMRI9/FAGLYYEHH2VMRI9.SMALL.jpg ke4mcl *** this instructable will teach you about different cassette formulations, how to use them to mold the sound your looking for in your recordings, some cassette history, and what to look for in quality tapes. *** cassette tapes... out of "style" for about 20 years yet they just hit their 50 year an...
By: ke4mcl

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Fri, 24 May 2013 14:50:42 PDT
Universal box for flashing LED's to music http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-box-for-flashing-LEDs-to-music/
Universal box for flashing LED's to music - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/LTJ4/HGU2EMH4/FGHLTJ4HGU2EMH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/LTJ4/HGU2EMH4/FGHLTJ4HGU2EMH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/LTJ4/HGU2EMH4/FGHLTJ4HGU2EMH4.SMALL.jpg Dufva Alright, in this Instructable I will show you how to create a box for making any led flash to music. The difficulty of this is a bit above average of understanding. BUT, i will try and make this as easy as possible, so anyone can build it! This box will be universal, and you can hook up any lighti...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 14:43:53 PDT
The Octo-phonic Synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Octo-phonic-Synthesizer/
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Thu, 2 May 2013 07:08:38 PDT
Rotary Phone iPod Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Phone-iPod-Dock/
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By: tomatoskins

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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:58:01 PDT
Amp Dial Earbuds http://www.instructables.com/id/Amp-Dial-Earbuds/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/04K8/HFPTGM1Q/FSI04K8HFPTGM1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/04K8/HFPTGM1Q/FSI04K8HFPTGM1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/04K8/HFPTGM1Q/FSI04K8HFPTGM1Q.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope So I published this over on my site a while ago and didn't get round to making the instructable at the time, so it happens ages later because it's me. The distracted and confused guy.  On the upside I've had time to use them for a while and say that these are one of my favourite projects so far, th...
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:58:59 PDT
A Facebook-Connected, Arduino-Powered Music Party http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Party-Facebook-Connected-Arduino-Powered-/
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By: LifegraphLabs

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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:30:10 PDT