Posts Tagged ‘DIY ’
Have you ever seen those sweet custom-molded earphones and actually looked up how much it costs to have them molded, on top of the price of earphones themselves? I don’t doubt that they’re worth the price, but I certainly can’t afford them. I do, however, have a pair of old Shure generic in ear monitors (IEM) that are in need of new sleeves.
Sure you can pirate audio, but you can never pirate the soul and grit of vinyl. Or can you? Check out this DIY tutorial on making a playable copy of a vinyl record.
When Motu Released their Moto BPM software, a small contingent of fans were disappointed that Motu didn’t also release a hardware interface that mirrored the software’s computer-generated eye candy. An even smaller contingent went out and did something about it…well one person really.
Peter Cocteau over at nxtasy.org has posted the software he created for a sample-based drum machine hacked into a Lego Mindstorm NXT unit. Using the NXT brain and some rotary dials, you can program some pretty nice sounding drums. I’m pretty impressed by the sound quality from such a supposedly lo-fi device.
With Ikea’s wide variety of products and comparatively affordable prices, it’s no wonder that their products are ripe for the “hacking”. Ikea Hacker has a tutorial for making your own speaker stand out of a table leg, and a shelf.