Audio Hacks

DIY: LEDs Flash to the Beat of your Music

DIY: LEDs Flash to the Beat of your Music

This would definitely be an awesome addition to any party. Using an output from your computer or speakers, you can hook up a few LEDs, and they’ll pulsate to the beat of your music. You can expand upon this and hook this entire thing up to...
Hack a Recordable Hallmark Greeting Card

Hack a Recordable Hallmark Greeting Card

Here's an easy, fun hack you can complete in about fifteen minutes and for less than $20. Repurpose the circuit and speaker from a Hallmark singing greeting card to surprise your friends when they come...
Automatic Robotic Drumming Instrument

Automatic Robotic Drumming Instrument

Expressive Machines Musical Instruments has developed an interesting drum system that can play many notes at the same time and much faster than humans could. Not sure how they kept the budget to $200...
DIY Football Hero using an Arduino

DIY Football Hero using an Arduino

We’ve seen plenty of guitar hero projects and even a laser harp hero, but now we have a football hero (Soccer for us Americans).  Made for the music industry, the director pulled together a team of DIYers and football players to make the game...
Interactive Laser with Sound Effects

Interactive Laser with Sound Effects

It's almost like playing with a firefly. This awesome interactive laser effect creates a seamless combination of sound and light. It is an interactive example of smart 3D laser tracking technology which allows the laser follows the contours of any...
How to: Huge Christmas Music & Light Display

How to: Huge Christmas Music & Light Display

We all dream of building a massive, neighborhood dominating musical Christmas light display.  A seasoned Christmas display pro has filmed a behind the scenes tutorial showing you the magic.‚  Although the new LED lights are now...
Rocker Scale Measures how Hard You Rock

Rocker Scale Measures how Hard You Rock

As you rock out with Guitar Hero or Rock Band, build a Rockerscale which using your crowd’s volume level, movement, etc. to measures how much you rock.  The project was created by the BBC and is fully documented on their website. ...
Wii Drum Set using the Wiimote and WiiFit

Wii Drum Set using the Wiimote and WiiFit

Using the WiiFit as a foot pedal to control bass and the Wiimote’s accelerometer and sensors as drumsticks, this modder built his own simulated drum set.  Different gestures and joystick buttons result in various drum sounds.  The software,...
Complete DIY Home Theater Build

Complete DIY Home Theater Build

Who doesn’t want their own personal home theater? This man turned his barren basement into a luxury home theater and even added a kitchen/bar area too. The best part is, he documented every aspect of the build through pictures, videos, and...
Extreme LED Synthesizer Piano Mod

Extreme LED Synthesizer Piano Mod

Take an old upright piano, gut the innards, stuff a high tech synth and keyboard inside, add sexy blue LED lights and presto, you’ve got yourself one incredible pimped piano synthesizer. The author has some great documentary photos of the entire...