Included below are most of my electronics experiments. You can also find me on Hackster.io.
JD Teensy Breakout V1
Teensy is a popular microcontroller ecosystem that I’ve highlighted on my site before. There are already a number of breakoutRead more.
Adafruit TS2012 Amp
This is a rather old project meant as a supplement to other things I was working on in the audioRead more.
Teensy Breakout by Tall Dog
March 3, 2018 I found Daniel Gilbert’s Teensy 3.2 Breakout (Revision D) on Tindie during a web search while working onRead more.
Linksprite LED Matrix
February 24, 2018 The LinkSprite is an 8 x 8 LED matrix that can be used when you need somethingRead more.
Button Board v1.0
This idea came about from needing LEDs, buttons, trim pots and switches on hand to do quick tests on variousRead more.
ZX and Ultrasonic Sensing
February 16, 2018 After making some advances with audio board selection and programming, it was time to go through myRead more.
Sparkfun APDS-9960 RGB and Gesture Sensor
The Sparkfun APDS-9960 RGB and Gesture Sensor is a fairly low-cost ($15) option for hands-free control of all kinds ofRead more.
Teensy 3.2 + Teensy Audio Board
As discussed in my ongoing series of sound board experiments (most recently with the Adafruit Sound FX Board), I haveRead more.
Adafruit FX Sound Board 16 MB
January 2018 This is a continuation of an earlier exploration of Adafruit’s FX Sound Board. Previously, I worked with theRead more.
Sparkfun ESP8266 Thing (WRL-13231)
January 2018 Next up in IoT exploration is the Sparkfun ESP8266 Thing – part WRL-13231. Note that this is not the DevRead more.
A lot has changed since my last connected sensor project in 2013, so I wanted to jump in again toRead more.
Particle Photon Starter Projects
December 2017 Since my last embedded project experiments in 2013, a lot has changed. Costs have gone down, size hasRead more.
LED Controlled Panner
12/22/16 – The LED Panner is another fun circuit from the great book “Handmade Electronic Music” by Nicolas Collins. ThisRead more.
Xmas Fly Piezo Box
12/9/16 – The Xmas Fly is a riff on the Black Fly, which is basically nothing more than a piezoRead more.
Get Lo Fi Quad Oscillator
June 2016 – The Quad Oscillator below is a common beginner project, with surprising nuances depending on parts and configuration.Read more.
MIDI Drum Kit by Spikenzie Labs
Just as 2015 was wrapping up I put together a MIDI drum trigger kit from Spikenzie Labs. The Drum KitRead more.
Nebulophone by Bleep Labs
Dec 2015 – The Nebulophone has been on my wishlist for a while, so when Makershed held their holiday sales, itRead more.
LilyPad MP3 Player
December 5, 2015 After a long break from Arduino, and electronics in general, I wanted to jump back in withRead more.
A friend of ours has a vintage Acetone Fuzzmaster. My father copied and made several versions it, and was researching differentRead more.
Delptronics Synth in a Box
In January 2015, I finally got brave enough to tackle the Synth in a Box project that I picked upRead more.
I’ve always been interested in brain/computer interfacing, but never knew much about the field. When the OpenBCI open source platform cameRead more.
Assam Guitar Booster
Tayda Electronics (where I get many of my parts) calls this their “Super Hard On” circuit. I used a looseRead more.
This project was built from a kit that I got from fellow electro artist Michael Victor at EM2014’s swap meet.Read more.
At the end of August I built the SparkPunk Sound Kit, and used an EHX 8-Step to trigger the kitRead more.
It has been a while since I built something, so here’s a little project that was a lot of fun,Read more.
Gemma Owl Screech Project
Moving on to smaller platforms, I tried out the Gemma device that Adafruit puts out, and built the inner workingsRead more.
Adafruit WiFi (CC3000) Shield and Xively
The SensorMote project was educational, but I found Zigbee to be a bit difficult to set up, and wanted toRead more.
TV B GONE
The TV B Gone can be used to turn off just about any screen from a distance. Lots of fun.Read more.
Teensy and Wii Chucks
I’ve been returning to my Arduino projects in the past few weeks, and have been taking a course in Processing (the basisRead more.
Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board
My quest for an easy-to-use, high-quality audio board pretty much came to an end when Adafruit released their Audio FXRead more.
Arduino: Adafruit VS1053 Audio Board
Next in my exploration of Arduino-compatible audio boards is Adafruit’s compact and multi-functional VS1053. This board came out earlier thisRead more.
Arduino: SensorMote Project
SensorMote Project 3/31/13 After watching the Distributed Environmental Data: On the Ground at the Data Sensing Lab video I wasRead more.
Arduino: Rugged Audio Shield
3/6/13 Rugged Audio Shield – Session 1 The Rugged Audio Shield can function as both a sound generator, and aRead more.
Arduino: Seeed Studio Music Shield v1.0
Seeed (sic) Studio Music Shield v1.0 (VS1053B codec chip) The first time I worked with this board, I was runningRead more.
Arduino: Capacitive Sensing Noisemaker
After creating a more fully-outfitted workbench, I dove into a capacitive sensing noise maker, commonly known as a Theremin. Although, to beRead more.
Sparkfun MP3 Trigger v2.0
Jan/Feb 2013 After working with the Adafruit Wave Shield, I wanted something a bit more compact. Enter the Sparkfun MP3 TriggerRead more.
Arduino: My Journey Begins
I knew my interest in electronic music and the maker movement would come together at some point. It was justRead more.
Optical Theremin Experiments
Some experiments with an optical theremin and some effects pedals… used in one of my electro performances.Read more.