September 19, 2007

Brilliant Arduino Sequencer

Spotted this fantastic Arduino based synthesizer / sequencer on the make blog this morning. The official website for this project can be found here. The links include video of the device in action is well as code and schematics in case you wanted to build your own APC (Arduino Punk Console) not to be confused with the 555 Timer based Atari Punk Console (APC) which is an entirely different but totally fun weekend noisemaker project. Be sure to check out the rest of their website Beavis Audio as they have lots of other cool audio devices and effects.

I have spent hours playing around with the Arduino board since I purchased one almost a year ago today. Our first instrument an optical theremin we called Fotosis No. 001 used one to control various effects. The possibilities this simple USB cross platform micro-controller presents are almost limitless (Well not really limitless) and I love to see what lots of people around the world is doing with this great tool. I also like the fact that this device is getting the attention it deserves from websites like Make so more people can be turned on to its potential.


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