Category Archives: Projects

Octave Theory/Design Day

An octave pedal, as the name implies, is a circuit that’s meant to increase or decrease an audio source by a full octave. Unfortunately, these circuits are also often incredibly complicated. However, I’ve had an idea for an octave-up schematic … Continue reading

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Analog algebraic sinusoidal band-pass filter spectrum encoder-decoder day (a.k.a. Vocoder)

For this semester, Max and I plan on building a vocoder from scratch. A vocoder, put simply, is a device that filters an audio input (typically a microphone) in accordance to a second input (usually a keyboard). This is done … Continue reading

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Tremolo Day

Here’s something that I’ve been working on recently… Tremolo is an effect or technique that involves the rapid triggering of a sound– you’ve almost certainly heard it before! When used properly, you can get great sounds out of it. That’s … Continue reading

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Extended Return of the Pizza Day

Apparently, the previous article was our 30th post. Hoorah! Anyway, here’s some more of our summer shenanigans. Arduino Keyboard This was a project that I really wanted to finish, but was unfortunately postponed due to some… complications. (I’ll get into … Continue reading

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Return of the Pizza Day

We’re back! In celebration, I’ll be making a few posts about stuff we did over the break. Arduino 16 Step Sequncer Many of our projects came out of the greatness of the Arduino project. Essentially, the Arduino is a magical … Continue reading

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Bells, Whistles, and Alarm Clocks Day

I’ve had this alarm clock since the beginning of the year, and the concept is interesting enough… Alarm goes off, solve a simple mathematics problem. The main flaw in this is that you can’t see what you’re doing, so mainly … Continue reading

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (A.K.A. Theremin Day!)

You may not have heard of a Theremin, but for sure you have heard it in use… Say, for those of you who have an iPhone, go to your “Ringtones” folder and listen to the ringtone “Sci-Fi”– that instrument you … Continue reading

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