Instructables: exploring - technology - music - featured Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:50:10 PST BLOX v1.01 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
How to Make a Daft Punk Helmet
How to Make a Daft Punk Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> fictiv This post is written by Panos Lolonis, Fictiv Operations Lead (by day).It all started back in 1995 when I listened to the song Da Funk by Daft Punk. As a European I had a lot of exposure to Daft Punk music and after Discovery (2001) it became a, shall we say... obsession. :)I stumbled upon this yout...
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:29:20 PDT
Musical RGB Lamp
Musical RGB Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Carl Gordon Media Here is a quick guide showing how I turned my traditional desk lamp into a colorful sound equalizer using Arduino and Processing. Lamp setup For this specific project you will obviously need a lamp. I recycled this lamp after it's original bulb broke, inspiring me to replace it with an RGB led.Th...
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:26:35 PDT
ATARI 2600 Video Composite mod
ATARI 2600 Video Composite mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> Inspektor Gadjet Video Composite Mod – ATARI 2600 Introduction:I bought my ATARI 2600 (4 Switches) in the year 2003 on an international auction for 30 dollars. At this time I was obsessed with getting all the 8 bit music systems possible, Commodores, Ataris, Nintendos, FM Chips… Without paying too m...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 03:22:07 PDT
Coke Can Phone Speaker
Coke Can Phone Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> jsincn This instructable is a guide on how to build an amazingly small, powerful phone speaker inside a coke can. Total cost of this speaker is below 20$, excluding batteries and coke can of course. Advantages of this speaker include:LoudnessStereo Sound (vs. Mono found on cheap phones, etc.)Very Energy Ef...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 06:17:32 PDT
Pure Pi: Control custom stompbox effects on a Raspberry Pi with a smartphone
Pure Pi: Control custom stompbox effects on a Raspberry Pi with a smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmuncher This is my first instructable, although I have been working with Pure Data, Raspberry Pi, and other digital audio for quite some time. If you'd like to see more instructables like this, vote for me!Ever wonder how digital effects are created? Want to customize your favorite effects wirelessly from a...
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:53:37 PDT
Electric Guitar Pickup
Electric Guitar Pickup - More DIY How To Projects]]> KJMagnetics How you can you build a pickup for an electric guitar using neodymium magnets and some wire? Musicians and engineers want to know! Building one ourselves seemed like a great way to learn about what's involved and how one can be made rather easily. Our pickup is a simple, easy pickup you can make wit...
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:05:51 PDT
Arduino Tone Generator
Arduino Tone Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThisIsSteve The best way to learn about the Arduino is to play with the basic examples in the Arduino IDE. In this instructable I'm going to show you how to generate a melody from an Arduino. The Arduino might not have enough ram to stream music but it has sufficient ram to generate some common melody.Note- An ...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:43:50 PDT
Music & lights in childproof case
Music & lights in childproof case - More DIY How To Projects]]> XenonJohn Music + light show in childproof case.Video here: Video: Child proof music player + lightsWhy make this?A few years ago I made a much more complex machine for a disabled child that contained an iPod where tracks could be selected simply by placing cards containing unique wireless codes (RFID) on the...
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:11:51 PDT
Midi Blaster 5000
Midi Blaster 5000 - More DIY How To Projects]]> JanS24 This project is a portable, Arduino-powered, Midi Controller. It has 16 Potis, 16 toggle Switch and 16 LED´s. On the LC-Display you can see your Settings you just made. The Controller has an USB Port. And Midi Out Port.Parts list:(1x) LC-Display 16x2 blue(1x) Arduino Mega(2x) Multiplexer(1x) 10k lin...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:58:35 PDT
Photographing Dancing Paint For CHEAP!!!
Photographing Dancing Paint For CHEAP!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> sherry.clodfelter.39 Two songs with a strong bass line. Two photographers. Five tech people. A mixed group ranging in age from eight to fifty something. A donated stereo. One camera, Trash bags. A borrowed light. A public library meeting room. Some paint, water and a rubber band. This is how we (RAMP- Random Access Mak...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:26:31 PDT
Piano Pedal Device
Piano Pedal Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> DWilly9 Out of all of the instruments someone could choose to play, one of the most popular is the piano. While most everyone struggles during the learning phase and then becomes better with practice, some people must continue to deal with the struggles of learning a piano due to their physical limitations....
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:23:14 PDT
DIY Mini Phone Speakers
DIY Mini Phone Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Saiyam Do you want to hear some loud music but the speakers in your phone are not loud enough to satisfy you? Don't worry, this project will solve your problem. The title of the project already reveals the mystery behind it but still briefly explaining it, it is a speaker with loud and clear voice and is s...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:33:49 PDT
DIY Travel Speakers
DIY Travel Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Saiyam Do you face a situation in your life that while travelling, camping or in outdoors you and your friends/relatives want to hear to some music which has to be loud? In such a situation you would plug in your earphones, raise the volume, just relax and listen to music. But what about others? Speakers c...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:52:44 PDT
Raspberry Pi Audio Player
Raspberry Pi Audio Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bonny97 A minimalistic music player based on Raspberry Pi model B with HifiBerry DAC and ATXRaspi power controllerI made this with the help (also economical) of my father.Inspired by: and's my fir...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:10:44 PDT
DIY Synth + MIDI controller
DIY Synth + MIDI controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> techwillsaveus Want to be able to control your DIY Synth with MIDI ?Play it with a keyboard or sequence it in your favourite Audio editing software? What you need Hardware 1x DIY Synth Kit 1x Arduino Uno 1x Usb Cable 1x 10k Resistor 1x 0.1uF Capacitor (polyester, ceramic, tantalum etc) 5x Jumpe...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:43:29 PDT
Note symbol clock
Note symbol clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> He Se This is the instruction to an awesome note symbol clock. It´s perfect as a gift for music school teachers. Open the clock I used an IKEA clock, for those is the printable, too. Open the plastic cover and pull out the timing pointer. Print out the dial plate Print the dial plate (there are two...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:44:29 PDT
Ultimate Cooler Speaker System
Ultimate Cooler Speaker System - More DIY How To Projects]]> okimprollydrunk What two items are essential for a good party? Music and drinks. By building a Cooler Cooler Speaker system, you can carry both in one compact, convenient package.These instructions are specifically for a Yeti Tundra 65 qt cooler and Kicker 6" KM6LC Speakers. This makes a killer, extravagant set-up....
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:46:47 PDT
Homemade Speaker Electronics
Homemade Speaker Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> Albert Borland Ever wanted to build your own cheap, nevertheless valuable and good sounding Speakers.This Instructable is going to give you a simple overview of the electronic basics for a Boombox. The setup can be integrated into a wide variety of cases, that can be individually customized. You can apply it for p...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 06:03:45 PDT
Legend of Zelda Musical Chest
Legend of Zelda Musical Chest - More DIY How To Projects]]> bprew1 As many of you know the Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular video game series to have ever been made. The Ocarina of Time is probably the most popular game in the series having a total of 7.6 million copies sold during it's lifetime. One of the most iconic features of the Ocarina of Time is w...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:33:36 PDT
DIY GoPro Jaw Clamp Mount
DIY GoPro Jaw Clamp Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> tsmith175 A bit late on the GoPro craze, but I've decided to try to assemble a Jaw Clamp mount. found simple tutorials so I just followed along to see how easy it would be(tremendously). For around $4, you can have a clamp mount a fraction of the official accessory cost. Tools and Materials You'll need:Dri...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:39:50 PDT
Motion-Triggered Music Player
Motion-Triggered Music Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> jenfoxbot Turn on music as soon as you walk into a room! This tutorial covers a minimalistic entrance sensor that triggers music of your choice. The design can easily be adapted to suit a variety of needs (e.g. alarm system, motion-triggered lights, etc.). The system is controlled by a Raspberry Pi, and aside...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:04:30 PDT
Make a Contact Microphone
Make a Contact Microphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> backbeats A contact microphone is a type of microphone that picks up vibrations from contact with objects, as opposed the the more common type of microphone that picks up pressure waves in air. Here's a demo of a contact mic attached to an alarm clock, along with finger tapping on the table about a foot away...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:11:53 PDT
Wireless Boombox Speaker All-in-one
Wireless Boombox Speaker All-in-one - More DIY How To Projects]]> miquinn I built a boombox to take to college and other adventures. I read as many instructables and /r/diy posts as possible and used SketchUp to create a design I liked.Basic power tool and electrical wiring knowledge necessary. Not necessarily before, but definitely after :^)Full parts list: Lepai 2020A+...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:56:00 PDT
Ember (Interactive Virtual Campfire)
Ember (Interactive Virtual Campfire) - More DIY How To Projects]]> overzero Ember is an interactive installation, which explores community through a campfire-like circle of wooden seats that generate music from a visitor’s presence. Each seat in the circle is an instrument, which adds a note to a melody. This melody is a composition formed from the presence of visitors. In ...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:31:31 PDT
CHIME SF - More DIY How To Projects]]> dangitalltoheck CHIME SF is a large scale public musical instrument developed for the Market Street Prototyping Festival (April 9-11, 2015. Market Street, San Francisco, CA) It is my attempt to address the challenges that public sound art poses and to create an accessible, engaging musical experience.This instructa...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:21:58 PDT
From Pringles box to Acoustic Amplifier
From Pringles box to Acoustic Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> hboom What do you do when you have to many empty Pringles boxes....Well you can use tham as a acoustic Ampfilier..... What do you need..... 1. A Pringles box2. Popsicle sticks3. Wood glue4. Tin snips5. Saw6. Scrollsaw7. Plywood8. Paint9. RubberbandsTake the Pringles box and cut it in half with a saw. ...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:20:51 PDT
Making sort of palatable music with an X-Band motion sensor
Making sort of palatable music with an X-Band motion sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> hzimmerman Making music with an X-Band radar, hmmm... wouldn't that be more fun than one person should be allowed to have? It's not that hard these days, with the right tools of course. As you can see in the image that accompanies this intro, we'll use an X-Band motion sensor by In the next s...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:38:38 PDT
Arduino MIDI Controller
Arduino MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> dylanstout A MIDI controller is any piece of equipment that generates and transmits MIDI data to MIDI-enabled devices. In short, if you have buttons on your MIDI controller, you can program those buttons to any sound you want through musical software (ex.: Ableton, Garage Band, etc.). You can also program pote...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:31:55 PDT
3D Printed Penny Whistle
3D Printed Penny Whistle - More DIY How To Projects]]> backbeats A penny whistle (or Irish whistle, etc.) uses a vibrating stream of air that resonates inside of a tube of a given length to produce sound waves at a given pitch. In this Instructable, we'll show you how to design and build your own penny whistle using a 3D printed mouthpiece and a PVC tubing body...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:46:35 PDT
Madonna's Disco Ball
Madonna's Disco Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jake Morton A few years ago I discovered Madonna (I know, I know, she's been kicking it since the 80's) and really enjoyed her music. Even today I am still discovering her talent and only a few months ago discovered the Confessions Tour. Well lets just say my mind was blown that day. Fantastic performances, exc...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:29:17 PDT
Music laser light show
Music laser light show - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb Before I begin I should probably tell you that lasers are not good for your eyes. Don't let a laser beam bouncing off of an uncontrolled mirror hit you in the eye. If you don't believe it can happen then read this:
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 01:44:22 PDT
Miniature MIDI Keyboard
Miniature MIDI Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> aidanhogg This Keyboard has a full octave of notes in button form, and can be connected to any DAW, like Logic Pro or Ableton Live. It's built around a Makey Makey Arduino board. There's no soldering required! The photos show an included knob and switches, but we'll be focusing on the playable keyboard here. ...
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 21:53:47 PDT
Plasma Speaker DIY
Plasma Speaker DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> tanner_tech This instructable will show you how to build a 555 timer driven plasma speaker that can play music from any device with a headphone jack. It will go through the materials, circuit diagram, and how to make it. The music is quiet, but clear and high quality sounding. Below is a video that wil...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 08:43:28 PDT
MIDI SoundFont synthetizer with Intel Edison and Fluidsynth
MIDI SoundFont synthetizer with Intel Edison and Fluidsynth - More DIY How To Projects]]> homembit On this Instructable, I'll show how to build your own MIDI SoundFont synthesizer using Intel Edison and Fluidsynth.By following the steps described here, you'll have a synthesizer that can play almost any SoundFont available on the Internet, so basically this is probably the latest synth you´ll need...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 15:35:23 PDT
DJ Subwoofer
DJ Subwoofer - More DIY How To Projects]]> TayReynolds I will show you how me and my friend Charlie Entwistle built a subwoofer for Djing purposes! Whether you are a professional gigging DJ, or just a bedroom DJ starting out, this will work well for you! It was the first time we had done something like this, and we made a few mistakes, all of which I wi...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 22:02:22 PDT
Portable Bluetooth Boomcase
Portable Bluetooth Boomcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> oleys Hello,The Boomcase is a vintage suitcase converted into a boomcase, It has two woofers and two tweeters. The case is powered by one lead acid battery.The boomcase can be charged via a 230V power supply. The amplifier delivers 15 watts of power per channel, and has a connector for an external sub...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 05:29:37 PDT
RGB music controller with AGC
RGB music controller with AGC - More DIY How To Projects]]> KristianF1 Here i will show you how to create a RGB music controller, which lights RGB leds to music. I also added an AGC(Automatic gain control), which keeps the voltage at the same level. This is very useful, because you often play music at different volumes, and without the AGC, the leds will be very bright...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 05:09:30 PDT
Low-cost Spherical Speaker Array
Low-cost Spherical Speaker Array - More DIY How To Projects]]> mzed Acoustic instruments radiate sound in a wonderfully complex, 360 degree fashion, while conventional loudspeakers radiate in a much more boring, spotlight of sound. You could spend a ton of money on fancy products: Hemisphere from Electrotap Experimental Meyer Array or you could follow these instru...
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Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:27:27 PDT
Hack and upgrade your stereo system with a bluetooth module
Hack and upgrade your stereo system with a bluetooth module - More DIY How To Projects]]> ClemRz I have this stereo amplifier that has a great sound but without wireless connectivity.With a few bucks and a bit of patience it's possible to make it a great bluetooth stereo system! Buy some components You will need:A bluetooth module xs3868 (less than 4USD on eBay) (see picture)A 3x7cm prototyp...
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Sat, 9 May 2015 22:53:53 PDT
Makey Makey Cubeloop
Makey Makey Cubeloop - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoshF7 First off we want to credit JDeboi for the amazing idea and code, we decided to build upon her project and create our own instructable. Here is her repository: and instructable: goal of this project is to first, ...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 18:07:58 PDT
Musical tiles
Musical tiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> StephenT3 This Instructable will guide you through the steps necessary to recreate our Physical Computing project of a table which generates music based on the positioning of tiles placed on it. Download the necessary files If you do not have Max MSP 7, you may download Max Runtime for free here which enab...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 13:09:10 PDT
Infinity Mirror That Flashes to Music
Infinity Mirror That Flashes to Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrightSol For a class project we were required to utilize an arduino, a sensor, and a switch. I wanted to make something that involved lights and through my searches of Instructables I came across tons of infinity mirror tutorials. This is my attempt at building a music responsive infinity mirror having no pr...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 21:20:56 PDT
3D Printed Ukulele - Fully Playable
3D Printed Ukulele - Fully Playable - More DIY How To Projects]]> Solstie Fully Playable Soprano Ukulele - 3D printed without supports! Download and print the latest version of my 3D printed Ukulele design. This instructable will walk you through everything you need to know from printing to tuning of the 3d printed ukulele. This ukulele design has evolved over about a ...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:11:23 PDT