MIDI Drum Controller “Atomic”

Hi! This is ATOMIC, a 6-pad MIDI drum controller made with Arduino made for music production and fun!

The button allows you to change the notes of the pads which is defined in the codes as modes A (Pattern) and B (Fill mode). The idea behind this is that you first record the basic pattern in you DAW and then you add extra sounds like toms or plates. Two LEDs indicates which mode are you using, and there´s a connection for a hi-hat pedal.

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UC Riverside Roboticists Create Airhead, a Piano-Playing Robot Driven by “Air-Powered” Memory Chips

Inspired by player pianos and thermostats from the early 1900s, Airhead ditches electronics in favor of pneumatic RAM modules.

University of California at Riverside (UC Riverside) engineers have created what they describe as “air-powered computer memory,” which drives a robot — dubbed, amusingly, “Airhead” — to play the piano.

“Pneumatically-actuated soft robots have advantages over traditional rigid robots in many applications,” the researchers write in the abstract to their paper. “In particular, their flexible bodies and gentle air-powered movements make them more suitable for use around humans and other objects that could be injured or damaged by traditional robots.”

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DIY Si47xx All Band DSP Radio with 2.8 Inch Touch Display

This time I will show you how to make a relatively simple All band Radio Receiver which is based on the Si47xx series chip of Silicon Labs. This wonderful radio is is primarily a result of the hard work of Ricardo Caratti who creates the detailed library for the Si47xx chip, Gert Baak for the initial TFT code, and Thiago Lima which creates the Kit with a TFT touch display.

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The Raspberry Pi Pico-Powered Pico MIDI (H)Arp Turns Nearby Wireless Signals Into Music to Your Ears

Driven by MicroPython on a Raspberry Pi Pico with Pimoroni Pico Wireless add-on, this music generator plucks Wi-Fi signals from the air.

Pseudonymous electronics and music enthusiast Kevin, of Simple DIY Electronic Music Projects, has shown off a Raspberry Pi Pico-powered MIDI project with a difference: It generates music based on nearby Wi-Fi signals.

The project was inspired by a 2015 device dubbed the MIDI Arp, which used an Arduino Nano board and a Microchip ENC28J60 Ethernet shield to turn address resolution protocol (ARP) requests into music — played through a Roland MT-32 synth module.

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Arduino MIDI Mouse Controller

I hate throwing away old electronics that still work but are no longer supported by modern appliances. My idea for this project came after finding an old PS/2 port roller ball computer mouse that I no longer had a use for. I’m a musician in my spare time and currently recording an EP with my metal band HELL SHEEP. I’m using MIDI controllers to create synth parts for our tracks on pro tools. Many people use a MIDI keyboard to write MIDI parts on the computer. I’m no pianist so I have been experimenting with different methods of writing MIDI, including using chess games and cellular automata. Trying to think of a way to re-use the old computer mouse, it occurred to me that it could be repurposed with Arduino as a nifty MIDI controller.

(For those of you who don’t know what MIDI is, check out this great video by Collin’s Lab.)

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Zero Crossing’s Knucklehead Is a “Classic Twin-T Filter” Synth You Can Play with Your Face

Designed to mimic the synthetic percussion generators of the ’80s, the Knucklehead is a super-simple music-making marvel.

New York-based electronic music specialist Zero Crossing has launched the Knucklehead, a compact percussion generator based on the vintage “twin T-filter” configuration.

“Knucklehead (KH) is a device that utilizes the classic ‘Twin-T Filter’ configuration found in many of the 1980’s approaches to a synthetic drum/percussion generator with a very high Q resonance,” the device’s creator explains, “that can be triggered into oscillation when ‘excited’ and ultimately returning to stability, creating the decaying ‘envelope’ associated with percussive instruments.”

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Raspberry Pi Used to Build Beautiful Music Table

Redditor Dtphantom used a Raspberry Pi to build this awesome “music table” that is reminiscent vintage stereo consoles.

Back before smartphones, video games, and even TVs, families would gather around the stereo to listen to music and radio dramas. Stereos from that era were often built into large pieces of furniture, called consoles. They would usually be the centerpiece of a room, in the same way that we mount our TVs as the focal point of living rooms today. Stereo consoles are rare now, since music players and speakers have become miniaturized. But some people still like to focus on the music, which is why Redditor Dtphantom used a Raspberry Pi to build this awesome “music table” that is reminiscent of those vintage stereo consoles.

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