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DIY MIDI HACK – Monome Controller

Here’s a cool midi Monome Controller DIY that simply looks really awesome! With bunch of parts flying in from everywhere including a handmilled enclosure from ebay, this is a great DIY for anyone interested in building some cool custom MIDI controllers.

immediately started searching for lighted push button switches. Eight weeks later, I had memorized whole sections of electronic parts catalogs,

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Octopart is a search engine for electronic parts

Check out this octopart search engine for electronic parts. It seems to searching mouser, digikey, and other major electronic part companies for stuff. The creator dropped out of school to make this so everyone please take a look! P.S. I couldn’t find any Make controllers, Cublocs, or any controllers that are not being sold through the major suppliers… (maybe they can add them…)


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DIY – MP3 Player in a Altoids from MIT

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your MP3 Player that fits in a Altoid can from MIT.

It uses a PIC microcontroller, STA MP3 decoder, DAC, Compact Flash as memory card, and a USB interface from FDTI, which is kinda good combination of chips I would say

The Minty MP3 player can be built from parts that are sold at Ye Olde Traditional electronics distributor (digikey/mouser/newark). Half of the parts can be sampled for free, for a minimal total cost

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