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Daphne Oram and the Birth of Electronic Music

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For most of human history, musical instruments were strictly mechanical devices. The musician either plucked something, blew into or across something, or banged on something to …

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High-End Headphones Get Flexible Boom Upgrade

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It seems a reasonable assumption that anyone who’d be willing to spend a few hundred dollars on a pair of headphones is probably the type of …

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Adorable Desktop Disc Sander Warms Our Hearts and Our Parts

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Casually browsing YouTube for “shop improvements” yields a veritable river of project ideas, objects for cat amusement, and 12 INCREDIBLE SHOP HACKS YOU WON’T BELIEVE, though …

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Getting Started with Free ARM Cores on Xilinx

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We reported earlier about Xilinx offering free-to-use ARM Cortex M1 and M3 cores. Adam Taylor posted his experiences getting things working and there’s also a video …

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Hackaday Visits the Electric City

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Much to the chagrin of local historians, the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania is today best known as the setting for the American version of The Office. But …

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Teensy Liberates the ThinkPad Keyboard

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Frank Adams liked the keyboard on his Lenovo ThinkPad T61 so much that he decided to design an adapter so he could use it over USB …

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Custom Joystick For An Old Commodore Finds An Unlikely Home

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Retro hardware is getting harder and harder to come by, with accessories such as joysticks and mice dropping out of the market the fastest. So if …

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An Arduino Wrapped In An OLED Wrapped Inside An Enigma Pocket Watch

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A pocket watch, tucked into a waistcoat pocket and trailing a long chain, is a retro-hip accessory. A pocket watch gutted of its mechanical innards and …

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Putting That Airplane On The Map – Live And With Python

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Mankind’s fascination with airplanes is unbroken. Whether you’re outside with your camera, getting an actual glimpse of the aircraft, or sitting at home with your RTL-SDR …

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Etch-a-Sketch 3D Printed With Cell Phone

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Most of us have fond memories of the Etch-a-Sketch from childhood. Potent Printables wanted to update the designs so he 3D printed an XY carriage for …