The NoiseAXE is a miniature synthesizer based on the Picaxe 08M microcontroller.  Its operating principle is relatively simple: a conductive stylus touches the leg of one of eight resistors to play one of eight notes, while a photoresistor controls the amount of modulation, producing a variable vibrato effect.  While the synthesizer’s output is rather restricted (the NoiseAXE isn’t precisely a Yamaha DX7), it’s still a quite awesome bit project; you might utilize its special seems to add that gritty analog touch to your next electro hit.  inspect out the video clip below to see as well as hear it in action.

[photo: rarebeasts]

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