Author Archives: Jason Hotchkiss

Tesla coil diary – part 2

I’ve been playing on and off with the coil for the last couple of months, but the first test a few weeks ago was a little bit disappointing, only managing sparks of 6″ or so and then only to ground (no air streamer breakout event with a breakout point Continue reading

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Tesla coil diary – part 2

I’ve been playing on and off with the coil for the last couple of months, but the first test a few weeks ago was a little bit disappointing, only managing sparks of 6″ or so and then only to ground (no air streamer breakout event with a breakout point Continue reading

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Solenoid Drum Machine

Just a quick project to try out some new push solenoids…Based on PIC16F688 and building on the MIDI input code used on my earlier POKEY projectinclude <system.h>#include <memory.h>#pragma DATA _CONFIG, _MCLRE_OFF & _WDT_OFF & _INTRC_OSC_N… Continue reading

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Solenoid Drum Machine

Just a quick project to try out some new push solenoids…Based on PIC16F688 and building on the MIDI input code used on my earlier POKEY projectinclude <system.h>#include <memory.h>#pragma DATA _CONFIG, _MCLRE_OFF & _WDT_OFF & _INTRC_OSC_N… Continue reading

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Tesla Coil Diary – Part 1

I’ve wanted to own a Tesla coil pretty much since I knew what one was, but I always thought it would be a bit difficult to make and possibly a little bit dangerous… Anyway, I decided to bite the bullet and started gathering the bits a couple of month… Continue reading

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Tesla Coil Diary – Part 1

I’ve wanted to own a Tesla coil pretty much since I knew what one was, but I always thought it would be a bit difficult to make and possibly a little bit dangerous… Anyway, I decided to bite the bullet and started gathering the bits a couple of month… Continue reading

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DIY Boss PC-2 / Amdek PCK100 Analog Percussion Synth

Back at the end of the 80′s I went in a music shop in London and on impulse I bought this wierd BOSS box that made weird bloopy noises… a PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer. It wasn’t a difficult decision at the time since it only cost me £10 brand ne… Continue reading

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DIY Boss PC-2 / Amdek PCK100 Analog Percussion Synth

Back at the end of the 80′s I went in a music shop in London and on impulse I bought this wierd BOSS box that made weird bloopy noises… a PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer. It wasn’t a difficult decision at the time since it only cost me £10 brand ne… Continue reading

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Battlezone with lasers

This is a project I’ve had simmering on the back burner for a while. Still at the early stages but thought it might be fun to keep track of each step here A few months back I got a 20kps laser scanner galvo set off ebay with the intention of making my … Continue reading

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Battlezone with lasers

This is a project I’ve had simmering on the back burner for a while. Still at the early stages but thought it might be fun to keep track of each step here A few months back I got a 20kps laser scanner galvo set off ebay with the intention of making my … Continue reading

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