Columbus, OH makers Kevin Holland and John Staskevich have built a seemingly fun to play hackable synth using a PIC microcontroller, 8-bit DAC, and analog low-pass filter. It includes an integrated step sequencer and simple, intuitive controls. The device was built with hacking in mind, so you’ll also get a spare hardware DAC channel, on-board prototyping area, and ICSP port to modify, update, or completely rewrite the firmware. It’s all housed in a clear laser-cut acrylic housing so everything’s easy to see. [Thanks, John!]