Casio PT-100 thoroughly modded

Frostedminipete kicked his PT-100 keyboard up quite a several dozen notches by adding the following very effective circuit-bends – Starve pot [simulates dying batteries…low pitch, etc] Lead distortion pot Snare/hihat/bass distortion pot Bass drum distortion pot Chord distortion pot Warbly/wahwah switch Pulse 1 (fast) switch Pulse 2 (warbly/slow) switch added 1/4″ output w/ speaker on […]

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Synchronizing Firefly kit

Alex Weber, of Tinkerlog, who’s brought us such wonderful projects as the programmable LED (featured in The Best of Instructables) and synchronizing fireflies, now offers kits for both of these projects in his new Tinkerstore. Synchronizing Firefly kit sells for 11.50 Euros (about $14.40) and simulates a firefly with a tiny microcontroller. If put together […]

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Breathing books

Bre visits Dam Stuhltrager gallery in Brooklyn to check out an exhibition of breathing books created by artist Edith Kollath. Each book’s surreal movement is controlled via Lilypad Arduino, likely chosen for its thin easy-to-conceal profile which keeps the art looking properly book-like. Unfortunately, the art’s clever design proved a heap of trouble for the […]

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Google Code University – tutorials and course content for CS students

Google’s Code University is another great “bootstrap education” resource for CS students. I’ve written previously about other free resources for the self-guided software engineer, such as MIT’s Open Courseware and Standford’s Engineering Everywhere. While Google Code University currently offers a smaller subset of courses, it’s all geared toward topics related to large scale web application […]

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MAKE Flickr pool super-roundup!

It’s a been a while since we had our last roundup of projects from our Flickr photo pool, so here’s a big ol’ collection of recent highlights – 3D printed business card holder LED concrete furniture ThingaMunny Goblinator Lyrics box for practice/gigging Tree ornaments via laser Trumpet Hero! Classic handset gets bluetooth-ed Coffee cup speaker […]

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YETI walker robot

This robot kit has a terrific lumbering gait. The YETI Walking Robot Kit is from Arexx Engineering. He uses two servos for locomotion and runs on a programmable ATmega8 microcontroller. It seems like most of the distributors are European. Has anyone out there gotten a chance to play with one? via Technabob

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