Instructables: exploring - technology - music - featured Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:31:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mini USB MIDI-Controller MiniMidi
Mini USB MIDI-Controller MiniMidi - More DIY How To Projects]]> MarvinB20 The whole idea of an small and mobile MIDI controller, that one could always have with you and just plug in came to me when I received this 100 pack of micoswitches that i ordered on Aliexpress. Without a lot of thinking i just startet putting all the stuff together, program some code and testing it...
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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:41:23 PDT
Music Suitcase
Music Suitcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bahnep Music SuitcaseWe wanted a opportunity to listen to our music without wasting much money with Bose or other expensive devices. We decided to built a individual setup. Portable, and netty. we prefer elegance and good music quality. There is no better way to realise this without a Suitcase. It consist...
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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:01:54 PDT
Arudino Harpsi-Gourd
Arudino Harpsi-Gourd - More DIY How To Projects]]> mflaga Build your own Harpsi-Gourd to play just like Lurch of the Addams Family, trading the over-rated touch sensitive banana for the season appropriate Pumpkins, that generate musical notes. This Harpsi-Gourd was built to be exhibited at our local "How-to Halloween" expo. The size of the actual panel was...
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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:59:52 PDT
Midi-Dot - More DIY How To Projects]]> SylviaK10 In this we are going to explain are to how to create a small midi controler from molded rubber, and a pressure sensor. This pad is designed to be used as a creative/rhythmic aid for musicians composers and buskers. The finished piece can be attached to the bottom of a shoe, or placed under the insol...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:54:28 PDT
Arduino RGB LED & Piezo Music Sync
Arduino RGB LED & Piezo Music Sync - More DIY How To Projects]]> Makeademic Have you ever wanted to get the timing of the color of an RGB LED to sync with your piezo notes? If so, this is the Instructable for you! This project was designed by Rachelle Tan and Emily Brooks as part of the Physical Computing and Fabrication course at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute 201...
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Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:31:22 PDT
VOICE BOX: MIDI SYNT CONTROLLER - More DIY How To Projects]]> fablab cagliari A MIDI synt controller box is a box that's main purpose is to play sounds on another device like a computer or synth module. The box itself doesn't generate any noise on its own at all, if they do it's very limited. MIDI controllers range from little tiny things that are pretty cheap to make al...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:01:05 PDT
LED bass
LED bass - More DIY How To Projects]]> BreakingTheExpectations Here we are again with another new project. We are going to put some blue leds on our bass. We could turn them on and off with a switch in the rear of the bass besides the 9 Volts battery that will provide the necessary charge. Is a very easy proyect with a very impressive result for a night conce...
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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:18:28 PDT
Arduino Theremin Box
Arduino Theremin Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomasdecamino En este instructable se muestro como construir una especie de Theremin, utilizando el sensor de gestos de SparkFun, que puede detectar movimientos de la mano en el eje X y Z. Se construye utilizando un Arduino, y solamente porque se ve cool, le agregarmos un VU meter que encontré en una máquina de ...
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:53:03 PDT
Solar Powered Radio with Bluetooth + MP3
Solar Powered Radio with Bluetooth + MP3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Khaleel123 The objective for this project was to create something useful from odds and ends around the house. Through this project I found new use for some leftover wood flooring, salvaged pc speakers, and also some ni-cad rechargeable AA batteries. I did have to order the Radio Module and solar cells which co...
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:34:09 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
Clarinet Lamp
Clarinet Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jillls101 A clarinet lamp is a nice touch for any musician's room.In this instructable I will walk you though the process of creating a functioning lamp out of a clarinet.Warning! Improper wiring of your lamp could lead to an electrical fire. Be very careful when performing these steps. Gathering Materials ...
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:03:35 PDT
Musical Shoes
Musical Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> push_reset This project is a fun way to create beats while hitting the dance floor. It's also a great beginner level project that uses Arduino, bluetooth, and soft conductive fabric switches.A few months back I came across an easy way to trigger sound files while being able to choose and change the sounds on a...
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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:33:11 PDT
Cardboard Piano
Cardboard Piano - More DIY How To Projects]]> sw4p Yes it's a piano made out of complete cardboard. It is a very simple way of making a musical instrument using only cardboard. And it's modular* too, awesome right?Cardboard piano is made up of two main parts, a physical cardboard keyboard and computer i.e. processing sketch running in the computer. ...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:15:17 PDT
Bajo LED
Bajo LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> BreakingTheExpectations Aquí estamos otra vez con otro nuevo proyecto, vamos a ponerle unas luces led azules a nuestro bajo. Podremos encenderlas con un interruptor que irá por detrás además de la batería de 9 V que proporcionará la carga. Es un proyecto bastante fácil y con un resultado bastante chulo para un concierto de...
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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 03:58:31 PDT
Foxonix Joke Box
Foxonix Joke Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> 6opNc In this Instructable we are going to explore some of the features of Foxonix Development Board used for adding the speech, music and other sounds to your projects. In this example I decided to make a Joke Box out of several knock knock jokes that I edited from gradualreport video. Parts and Softw...
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Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:41:40 PDT
Mixer Estéreo 4 Canaleséreo-4-Canales/
Mixer Estéreo 4 Canales - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomasdecamino Este es un mixer sencillo pasivo de cuatro canales. No soy experto en electrónica, y el diseño del circuito está basado inicialmente en este mixer pasivo, el cual extendí para hacer estéreo y con una perilla de paneo. Cualquier sugerencia para mejorarlo es bienvenida.En el video se muestra en uso....
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Sun, 4 Sep 2016 07:53:06 PDT
Universal sound reactive lights for drums / guitar
Universal sound reactive lights for drums / guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Uzful_Lab I've been looking for a way to improve my band's presence on stage for a long time until I figured out the best way is yet again, the DIY way.I aimed to create a compact, versatile and reliable system that would allow to turn any instrument into a sound reactive light device. That was not easy, and ...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:15:58 PDT
An LED panel controlled by your guitar! (or other audio source)
An LED panel controlled by your guitar! (or other audio source) - More DIY How To Projects]]> wilroberts Ever wanted to have a light show that reacts to what you play through you're favorite electric instrument? This instructable will show you how!This one is based on an Arduino Uno microcontroller, an Adafruit 16x32 RGB LED matrix panel, and part of this instructable on how to amplify an electric audi...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2016 20:01:03 PDT
How to Make a MIDI Interface
How to Make a MIDI Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bare Conductive Create a hackable MIDI controller!The Touch Board can be used as a MIDI interface to send MIDI note data to a programs like Garage Band and Ableton Live. In order to setup the Touch Board as a MIDI interface we first need to download some supporting files to place in your Arduino Hardware folder and...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 03:36:07 PDT
DIY Passive Audio Mixer
DIY Passive Audio Mixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> shiv2132 I have wanted to make an audio mixer for a long time now, but I couldn't find one that would get two channels from one audio jack, so I made one! This mixer is passive, meaning it doesn't need power and it can be configured in Virtual DJ as an external mixer with a stereo to mono splitter. This is m...
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Sat, 9 Jul 2016 06:46:45 PDT
Arduino Arpeggiated Bass Glitch Synth Electronic Instrument
Arduino Arpeggiated Bass Glitch Synth Electronic Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> robotgeek_official Every now and then, we find some cool stuff that we just absolutely have to try for ourselves. We found some work done by reddit user Nugetteero in this thread, which is comprised of some messy (but awesome and functional) code, and some components on a breadboard powered by an Arduino Nano. We love...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 14:28:58 PDT
Arduino Light-Up Musical Staff
Arduino Light-Up Musical Staff - More DIY How To Projects]]> katgiltner In this project, you'll use two Arduino RedBoards to create a musical staff that illuminates when notes are played. Gather Materials For this project, you will need:- two Sparkfun Inventor's Kits- Extra jumper wires (two per button, three per LED, two per buzzer, plus several more for linking boa...
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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 07:20:02 PDT
Let's Make Arduino Music
Let's Make Arduino Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> SimpleCircuit Hi, SimpleCircuit here with a simple musical project. This Instructable is an extension of several previous Instructables and tutorials, so a tip of the hat to “Arduino-Music” and “Demotime – Arduino Music” by Misperry, “How to easily play music with buzzer on Arduino (The Imperial March – STAR WAR...
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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:05:17 PDT
Music Player
Music Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tanmay Deuskar Hello,In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make a simple music player using an Arduino and a SD card reader. It is quite simple to use and is fun to make. Note: This is just for fun and not for serious use. I tried this mainly to learn how to use SD card on Arduino. Components require...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 19:04:19 PDT
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
WIRELESS GAMING CONSOLE USING HUMAN GESTURES - More DIY How To Projects]]> AXR AMAR watch this video ! this is a 2d game in this project we are going to build 2D game and Hardware to control game wirelessly using gestures. To build Hardware and Software Gesture based Game controller and Game design Guide....(both Hardware and software !!) Introduction Now a days virtual envir...

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Sat, 21 May 2016 03:04:25 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 》 The Hard Stuff Parts:16 || 24mm arcade buttonsYou may choose...
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (UPGRADED)
DIY Bluetooth BoomBox (UPGRADED) - 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
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
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
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
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