The folks over at Cirque have
put together a kit for trackpad development. This nifty little kit is Arduino based and includes everything you need to get going with trackpad development.
They have sample code, reference designs, and developer tools
available over on GitHub.
posted about his custom arcade machine over on the forum. This is a great looking cabinet and it even lights up with LEDs when not in use.
The forum post offers some more details about the build. vitormhenrique has made the
controller board public on OSH Park and is planning to make the plans and code available as well.
created The Knobber, a tiny MIDI controller with precisely one knob and one button. This compact design is pretty handy when you have limited space and you don’t need the many knobs your favorite controller offers.
Brendan’s website has a good write of the project and also offers the code he wrote.
put together this beautiful sensor box, primarily for controlling PureData, a programming language used for computer music and multimedia.
For the disks Jan hacked a couple of old hard drives for the motors and platters. The disk movement is sensed by IR LEDs and phototransistors and using quadrature encoding.
This video is a good demo of the box in action
breathed some new life into an old amp by adding a retrofitted display, a motorized volume knob, and improvements to the housing.
Years ago Travis
got his hands on an old Ford Probe Audio Amp. He got it working and improved the housing for it. Years later he re-visited the amp and did a few upgrades on it, including a motorized potentiometer for volume control, a new housing, and a new display screen. His website has a great write up on the project.
Nomblr turned her dad’s
Morse key from the 1950s into a USB keyboard. This is a pretty impressive modernization of an old-time device. It’s even more impressive that this was her first foray into working with electronics.
There is a bit of a write up on the project over on
The code for the project is
posted on GitHub.
Devicer published a video testing a project he did with LEDs reacting to line input into a Teensy Audio shield. It looks like a beautiful project.
Djordje Milicevic built a
beautiful finger drum machine (MIDI to a PC doing the drum sound synth). The pads are velocity sensitive for different sound depending on how hard they’re played.
This video shows a great demo of this elegant machine in action
The project is open source. You can find the code in
Djordje’s GitHub repository.