Instructables: exploring - technology - music - featured Fri, 27 May 2016 15:22:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 WIRELESS GAMING CONSOLE USING HUMAN GESTURES
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
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
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
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
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
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
Robotic Music Player and Sequencer With LittleBits AKA Fruityloops IRL
Robotic Music Player and Sequencer With LittleBits AKA Fruityloops IRL - More DIY How To Projects]]> lamedust So I, along with many other mammals, love to make music! I make goofy sounds, fun raps, but often I find myself playing music by myself and I wish I had a robot friend that can lay down some wicked beats. That's why I made a drum and tone sequencer with the littleBits synth kit platform. Similar to...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:50:58 PST
DIY Cheap Electronic Drum Kit Cymbals
DIY Cheap Electronic Drum Kit Cymbals - More DIY How To Projects]]> GirishP I had been looking to make my own cymbals for my DTXpress II electronic drumkit. The kit already has 2 but I remembered I could add 2 more so I got thinking and researching. Buying the bits needed I watched some videos and they used plates or frisbee's. I originally looked at a cake tin covered i...
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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 04:18:06 PST
Floppy drive jukebox
Floppy drive jukebox - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jeroenv24 Welcome to my instructable for musical floppy drives.You probably came here as a result of YouTube video's of your favorite songs being played on floppy drives. If not, I'll include a video of my own setup playing, and a brief explanation of how it works. Then you'll also immediately see what we're ...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:51:15 PST
The Harmotron
The Harmotron - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stijnv6 The Harmotron is a musical instrument that makes sure that all the notes you play are harmonious.It does this by letting you play the chords with your left hand. Depending on what chord is being played the melody buttons with change their note. These would be played with the right hand.The device wi...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:48:53 PST
Ribbon Microphone Upgrade for MXL 990
Ribbon Microphone Upgrade for MXL 990 - More DIY How To Projects]]> guitartoys TL;DR – 3D printed ribbon bracket, 3D printed transformer bracket for MXL 990 Mic, along with a Ribbon alignment jig for a ribbon element.BTW, this is the condenser version of this MXL mic. Apparently they have a ribbon version too in the same body. Update 20160123: I ...
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:25:02 PST
USB Powered Page Turner for Music Notes
USB Powered Page Turner for Music Notes - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThomasK19 My wife recently asked me for a way to ease the handling of all the piano notes that started to pile up. I immediately thought about scanning the notes and using a monitor to present them. But then when it comes to turning the scanned pages on the monitor it would be hard to use a keyboard or even t...
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:35:13 PST
Musical Activated Light Up Christmas Tree
Musical Activated Light Up Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> ehudwill I have wanted to do this project for a while and finally found the time. Music and lights are two things that go great together at Christmas. People drive all over to see huge displays that cover an entire house and more. I decided to avoid the traffic and create my own little light show. Tools an...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:08:50 PST
How to Replace a Blown Speaker in a Bose Wave Radio II/III or Wave Music System I/II/III
How to Replace a Blown Speaker in a Bose Wave Radio II/III or Wave Music System I/II/III - More DIY How To Projects]]> 02grandcherokee I own a Bose Wave Music System that I purchased nearly a decade ago. Recently, I noticed that the right side speaker was starting to sound "blown". Not knowing what to do next, I contacted Bose directly and asked what to do about having my radio repaired. They wouldn't give me a repair estimate with...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2016 18:22:34 PST
Music Reactive Multicolor LED Lights
Music Reactive Multicolor LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> Saiyam Light up your new year parties and impress all your friends with these amazing music reactive multicolor LED lights that response and change their colors on every loud beat. These lights are nothing but simple RGB LED strips connected to arduino - the brain of this project. LED strips mean that you ...
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 08:45:12 PST
Musically Synchronized Christmas Lights
Musically Synchronized Christmas Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> tanner_tech During the Christmas season, you are bound to see houses that are decked out with Christmas lights that are synchronized to music. You may be thinking that your house will never be able to have musical Christmas lights because the control systems are so expensive(they average about 700 d...
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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:28:16 PST
AbstractC - A Drum Clock
AbstractC - A Drum Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> AounC Music has always been of great inspiration to me, as well as the concept of time.My project is about trying to make an abstract clock with a drum set. Abstract because it will play every hour, but you won't actually know what hour it is. The idea is to have different elements (drum sticks, mallets, ...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 09:23:02 PST
Linkit One Play Music
Linkit One Play Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> Prem67 The Linkit One is a cool microcontroller and all my projects are based on it, but did you know the Linkit One is capable of playing music songs from an SD card. In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make your linkit one play songs, also read my previous instructable where I show you how ...
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 06:14:33 PST
Violano-Lilypad Arduino XBee instrument
Violano-Lilypad Arduino XBee instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jesni21 This product is an instrument that synchronizes motion with art and music. By controlling the amount of light that falls on the sensor, one can control the splash of colors being made on the screen along with the music note the instrument generates. This was developed by Jooeun and Noora to mark our...
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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:39:26 PST
Singing Holiday Wreath
Singing Holiday Wreath - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarmelitoAndrade Here is a great mod for a reef(wreaths) that has LED's on it. Use the Mediatek LinkIt ONE board with a SD card to hold Holiday songs which are played when some one is at the door.An Ultrasonic sensor is used to detect if there is someone at the door and I am using a light and small portable speaker...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:33:52 PST
AMPLFY - The Coolest DIY Speaker Ever!
AMPLFY - The Coolest DIY Speaker Ever! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Baclair Do you want to know how to build the best portable speaker, which looks great and sounds even better? This portable speaker will out perform most portable Bluetooth speakers on the market. This speaker is perfect for fishing, camping, the beach, worksites, parties and especially festivals.This Instr...
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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 06:04:15 PST
DIY Beach Amp! (From old pocket radio)
DIY Beach Amp! (From old pocket radio) - More DIY How To Projects]]> simon.w.nordberg An easy to build beach amplifier! Materials Okay, so there's not really much you need for this build since we use a kit. I bought a new speaker with a smaller depth because it didn't fit in the enclosure once the amp was in there. Pocket radioAmplifier kit (just make sure the finished amp fits in...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 12:01:39 PST
Circuit For Flashing Lights With Music
Circuit For Flashing Lights With Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tyler_13 OVERVIEW:•These instructions will show you how to build a simple circuit that controls any kinds of lights (That plug into the wall) and will flash them along with the beat of music •Only simple soldering skills and a bit of electronic knowledge are required for the completion of this project along ...
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Thu, 3 Dec 2015 15:30:49 PST
Linkit ONE Baics: Audio Buzzer
Linkit ONE Baics: Audio Buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> sdsd4 Makes Basic melodies Materials 1kohm ResistorBuzzerLinkit ONEBreadboardWireNPN transistor Step 1: Connecting First connect the buzzer, transistor and resistors. Follow the picture above. Connecting continued On the Linkit ONE connect these three wires. Color doesn't matter but i recommend...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:21:53 PST
Super-Sized Musixel Wall
Super-Sized Musixel Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> macetech At the World Maker Faire in New York City this year, we were able to show off the RGB Shades in the Maker Shed for the first time ever! It was a lot of fun, and we were positioned right next to our friends at Spikenzie Labs. They brought some new products, including the Musixel (an audio sensor that...
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:41:17 PST
Sound Reactive Equalizer Skirt
Sound Reactive Equalizer Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> linawassong For a while, I've wanted to add a microphone to one of my wearable projects. Recently, I had the idea of making a sound reactive skirt and arranging the LEDs like equalizer bars. Integrating the right electronics without making them visible wasn't too easy since the skirt has a skin-tight fit. Also ...
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 16:04:47 PST
DIY Floppy Drive Piano (Floppiano)
DIY Floppy Drive Piano (Floppiano) - More DIY How To Projects]]> tanner_tech There are many Instructables and videos on the internet showing how to build a musical floppy drive, but I have never seen anything about building a floppy drive piano. Because I like playing the piano and building electronics, I figured that building a Floppy drive piano would be the perfect p...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 20:09:58 PST
Sound Absorbing Panels
Sound Absorbing Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> PeterP_DIY I have some music projects coming up and since my home studio isn't ready yet, i decided to record the singers in my living room which already sound pretty tight because of the dropped ceiling and the carpet. To make the acoustics of the room even better I made 3 sound absorbing panels of 2x1 meters...
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:21:27 PDT
FA2B (First Aid Boom Box)
FA2B (First Aid Boom Box) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Guga1979 Hi guys, this is my first instructable so please be nice! I have recently bought a SMSL SA50 T-amp. Performance of this little amp is really impressive considering its size and price. I recommend it. After using it with my home speakers, I started looking for a way to build mobile speakers using thi...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:25:21 PDT
The Most Annoying Sound in the World
The Most Annoying Sound in the World - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Oakland Toy Lab This is the party trick that ends the party. The alarm clock for your siblings that earns you a wedgie. This is THE MOST ANNOYING SOUND IN THE WORLD. It truly is. And it's annoying to difficulty ratio is wonderful. Oh yeah, and it's all because of science. If you're feeling too un-annoyed today, sta...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:34:30 PDT