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I’d say I am a passable guitarist. Ever since I learnt about the existence of the Raspberry Pi in 2012, I’ve wondered how I could use one as a guitar effects unit. Unfortunately, I’m also quite lazy and have therefore done precisely nothing to make one. Now, though, I no longer have to beat myself... Continue reading
Multi-talented maker Giorgio Sancristoforo has used a Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT to create Tableau, a generative music album. It’s an innovative idea: the music constantly evolves as it reacts to environmental stimuli like atmospheric pressure, humidity, and temperature. Tableau Generative Album “There is no doubt that, as music is removed by the phonographrecord from the realm... Continue reading
The Tough Pi-ano needs to live up to its name as a rugged, resilient instrument for a very good reason: kids. Brian ’24 Hour Engineer’ McEvoy made the Tough Pi-ano as a gift to his aunt and uncle, for use in their centre for children with learning and developmental disabilities such as autism and Down’s syndrome. This... Continue reading
The theremin. To some, it’s the instrument that reminds us of one of popular culture’s most famous theme songs. To others, it’s the confusing flailing of arms to create music. And to others still, it sounds like a medicine or a small rodent. In order to help their visitors better understand the origin of the theremin, Australia’s MAAS Powerhouse Museum... Continue reading
Located at the lookout at the summit of Table Mountain’s Kloof Corner hiking route, The Nest was a beautifully crafted replica of a rock that sat snugly alongside the trail. It would have been easy to pass it without noticing the enhancements: the USB port, headphone socket, and microphone. After all, what would such things be... Continue reading
Mike Smith wanted to be able to locate specific records in his collection with ease, so he turned to a Raspberry Pi for assistance. A web server running on the Pi catalogues his vast vinyl collection. Upon selecting a specific record, the appropriate shelf lights up, followed by a single NeoPixel highlighting the record’s location.... Continue reading
Have you ever dreamed about having your own theme music? That perfect song that reflects your mood as you enter a room, drawing the attention of others towards you? I know I have. Though that might be due to my desire to live in a Disney movie, or maybe just because I spent three years... Continue reading
Florian loves sleeping and, like many of us, he doesn’t enjoy waking up. Alarm clocks irritate him, and radio alarms can be a musical disappointment, depending on the station. For many, the lack of sunlight during winter months makes waking up even more of a struggle, with no bright glare through the curtains helping to... Continue reading
While perusing a local car boot sale, David Pride came across a Silverlit Air Drum Kit for the grand total of one whole shiny pound. And just like any digital maker, he bought it, realising the potential of this wondrous discovery. David had been recently fiddling with the Python CWiid library, a resource that allows you to... Continue reading
I have been staring at a blank screen for whole minutes. There are no words for just how much I love this project. I’ve already been on eBay to find a General Instrument AY-3-8910 series sound chip so I can play with one myself. Before we get into details, feast your ears. vmw ay-3-8910 ym player Raspeberry Pi Driving... Continue reading