Another Reason to Learn Morse Code: Kidnapping

Another Reason to Learn Morse Code: Kidnapping

Morse code — that collection of dots and dashes — will be helpful within the strangest conditions. As a child I bear in mind an unique Star Trek episode the place an injured [Christopher Pike] might solely blink a light-weight as soon as for sure and twice for no. Even as a child, I bear in […]

Audio Hacking With The ESP8266

Audio Hacking With The ESP8266

If you research the specs of the ESP8266 wi-fi-enabled microcontroller, you’ll discover that it options an I2S audio interface. This is a high-speed serial port designed to ship 16-bit audio information in a typical format, and has its origins in client audio merchandise akin to CD gamers. It can be ordinary to connect a devoted […]

Bringing Guitar Synthesis To The Microcontroller

Bringing Guitar Synthesis To The Microcontroller

If you’re working with audio in an embedded atmosphere, the best choice for years now has been the Teensy three microcontroller board. This selection has largely been as a result of its unbelievable energy and audio libraries, however till now we actually haven’t seen a stompbox-style interface that used the Teensy to its fullest extent. Now […]

Art Deco Radio Gets FM Reception

Art Deco Radio Gets FM Reception

Taking a classic radio and cramming it full of recent, Internet-connected, guts has lengthy been a staple of the hacking and making scene. While some may see it as against the law to take what’s arguably a official piece of historical past and switch it into nothing greater than a slipshod case for the Raspberry […]

Chiptunes on a Solar Panel

Chiptunes on a Solar Panel

With its classic sound, there’s no mistaking the distinctive Eight-bit sound of video video games from the 80s and 90s. It grew to become so common that ultimately sparked its personal style of music often called “chiptune” for which musicians are nonetheless composing as we speak. The music has another qualities although, particularly that it’s […]

There’s More To MIDI Than Music – How About A Light Show?

There’s More To MIDI Than Music – How About A Light Show?

MIDI devices and controllers are enjoyable gadgets if you wish to mix your curiosity in music and electronics in a single challenge. Breaking music down into standardized, digital indicators can technically flip something with a button or a sensor right into a musical instrument or impact pedal. On the opposite hand, the receiving finish of […]

DIY Mini-Amp Goes to Eleven

DIY Mini-Amp Goes to Eleven

On the day mini-amps had been invented, electrical guitar gamers the world over rejoiced.  No longer would they be house-bound when jamming out on their favorite guitar. It is a doubly wondrous day certainly when an electrical guitar-inclined maker realizes they can make their own. [Frank Olson Music] took aside an outdated pair of headphones […]

Learn What Did and Didn’t Work In this Prototyping Post-Mortem

Learn What Did and Didn’t Work In this Prototyping Post-Mortem

[Tommy] is a one-man-shop making digital musical issues, however that’s not what this put up is about. This put up is in regards to the outstanding prototyping post-mortem he wrote up about his try to show his Four-Step Octaved Sequencer right into a viable product. [Tommy] had initially made a hand-soldered one-off whose efficiency belied its […]

This is How the Fonz Would Play MP3s

This is How the Fonz Would Play MP3s

Here at Hackaday, we like to see outdated handled with respect. A lovingly restored radio or TV that’s a part of our digital heritage is a pleasure to behold, and whereas we perceive the need to stream media from a cool retro case, it actually grates when somebody throws away the unique guts to make […]

Building A Plate Reverb On The Cheap

Building A Plate Reverb On The Cheap

For those that don’t spend their free time creating music with experimental audio results, a plate reverb is actually a speaker. It simply occurs to be, by design, a quite poor one. Rather than utilizing a paper cone for a diaphragm like a conventional speaker, the plate reverb makes use of as you may guess, […]