Chiptune fans and anyone nostalgic for a bygone, simpler era in electronic music will be delighted by Swedish tinkerer Linus √Ökesson's ingenius Chipophone. The homemade instrument crams an 8-bit synthesizer into the body of a handsome old electric organ.

The first things that come to mind when watching the video of √Ökesson's ingenius, homemade 8-bit organ is how long it's been since games sounded like this (decades!) and how much this would torture my mother. But √Ökesson's project is an ode to engineering ingenuity and love of retro culture. As the creator simply puts it, "It's always a pleasure to work with old machines." [Linus √Ökesson via Make]

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