Build This Tiny Drum Machine and Rock Out Like It's 1984

They're still in use by musicians today, but those full-size electronic drum pads seemed to have hit their peak with consumers sometime in the mid-80s, alongside Casio's ubiquitous electronic keyboards. But if you're feeling nostalgic, and handy with a soldering iron, this miniature DIY modern alternative won't end up… » 5/28/13 4:40pm 5/28/13 4:40pm

Thingamakit DIY Synthesizer is Horribly, Wonderfully Noisy

Weird... but I kinda want to hear more. That's roughly how I'd describe the sound output of the Thingamakit, a strange "noise monster" DIY synthesizer. I like the fact that it uses some sort of optical feedback: adjusting those tentacles affects how the sounds are generated, which then gets fed back to the LEDs in… » 7/07/08 7:25am 7/07/08 7:25am