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Rock Out With The Nod Bang

In our years here on Hackaday, we‘ve seen our fair share of musical hacks. They even have their own category! (Pro Tip - you can find it under the drop down menu in the Categories section). But this one takes the cake. [Andrew Lee] is a student at New York University who had a task of creating a project for his physical computing class. In about 60 days time; he went from dinner napkin sketch to working project. The project is quite interes

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FrankenKorg: The Modern Remote Keyboard

On a dreary night in November, [Smecher] collected the instruments of electronic life around him to infuse a musical spark into FrankenKorg a resurrected keytar. This hack is a re-braining of a RK-100 Korg Keytar, replacing the original circuits with an ATMega32 the original functionality and appearance are preserved allowing any restored version of the original boards to be seamlessly re-integrated. In light of that, the original boards were d

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Spice up your dice with Bluetooth

There‘s no shortage of projects that replace your regular board game dice with an electronic version of them, bringing digital features into the real world. [Jean] however goes the other way around and brings the real world into the digital one with his Bluetooth equipped electronic dice. These dice are built around a Simblee module that houses the Bluetooth LE stack and antenna along with an ARM Cortex-M0 on a single chip. Adding an accele

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FrankenKorg; or, The Modern Remote Keyboard

On a dreary night in November, [Smecher] collected the instruments of electronic life around him to infuse a musical spark into FrankenKorg a resurrected keytar. This hack is a re-braining of a RK-100 Korg Keytar, replacing the original circuits with an ATMega32 the original functionality and appearance are preserved allowing any restored version of the original boards to be seamlessly re-integrated. In light of that, the original boards were d

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Camping In A. Corolla?

A weekend away camping in the wilds can do wonders for one‘s sanity, and the joy of spending it in a recently converted camping vehicle adds to the delight. In a twist on the conventional camper, redditor [Gongfucius] and his wife have converted their 2005 Toyota Corolla into the perfect getaway vehicle for two. To make enough room, the rear seating had to go, and removing it was deceptively easy. [Gongfucius] was able to build and fit a pl

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MIT Is Building a Better 3D Printer

Traditional desktop 3D printing technology has effectively hit a wall. The line between a 200 and a 1000 printer is blurrier now than ever before, and there‘s a fairly prevalent argument in the community that you‘d be better off upgrading two cheap printers and pocketing the change than buying a single high-end printer if the final results are going to be so similar. The reason for this is simple: physics. Current printers have essent

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