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MIDI Guitar on Stripboard… Kind of

Somewhere between the Omnichord and the Stylophone lies this thing… simple but suprisingly effective… a PIC16F688 microcontroller, 2 shift registers IC’s, 36 switches and a bunch of wire. The buttons select major/minor/maj7/min7/7/dim/aug chords ba… Continue reading

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MIDI Guitar on Stripboard… Kind of

Somewhere between the Omnichord and the Stylophone lies this thing… simple but suprisingly effective… a PIC16F688 microcontroller, 2 shift registers IC’s, 36 switches and a bunch of wire. The buttons select major/minor/maj7/min7/7/dim/aug chords ba… Continue reading

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Stylophone MIDI controller

A few months ago I used an Arduino clone board to send MIDI messages out of a Stylophone. I always intended to take it to the next level and get another Stylophone (preferably a broken one) and rip out the guts to fit all the electronics inside, and al… Continue reading

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Stylophone MIDI controller

A few months ago I used an Arduino clone board to send MIDI messages out of a Stylophone. I always intended to take it to the next level and get another Stylophone (preferably a broken one) and rip out the guts to fit all the electronics inside, and al… Continue reading

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DIY Games Console

Another PIC project… this one using a 14-pin 16F688 and playing a version of “Breakout”. I might see if I can get a convincing version of “Space Invaders” to run on that 8×8 matrix too….Usual setup of 74HC595 shift registers (x3) and ULN2803 NPN tr… Continue reading

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Make your own annoying musical greetings card!

I love the tiny 8 pin PICs from Microchip.. an entire computer in a package the size of a fingernail that costs pennies and can be programmed from your PC using just C and run on a watch battery. They’re great.. but its taken me a while to find a use f… Continue reading

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