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This maker turned an antique typewriter into a MIDI drum machine

Reading Time: < 1 minute This maker turned an antique typewriter into a MIDI drum machine Arduino Team โ€” April 23rd, 2020 Vintage typewriters are truly amazing pieces of technology, but unlike modern keyboards, they are decidedly one-purpose machines. William Sun Petrus, however, had other ideas for his 1920s-era Remington Portable typewriter, augmenting hammers with wires as inputs to an […]

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Turn an Atari 2600 into a MIDI drum machine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turn an Atari 2600 into a MIDI drum machine Arduino Team โ€” October 24th, 2018 While not known for its musical prowess, John Sutley decided to turn an Atari 2600 into a simple four-note drum machine dubbed โ€œSYNDRUM.โ€ While an interesting exercise in creating a custom cartridge out of repurposed components, pushing buttons to activate […]