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Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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Collin Cunningham teaches you how to etch your own circuit boards using the photoengraving method. No longer will you have to send your designs away and wait forever for your PCBs to arrive in the mail. Making your own printed circuit board can be a truly satisfying process, tying together... Read more »

I’ve had color organs on the brain since the last installment of the circuit skills series, so I decided try my hand at a new incarnation of the basic 3-channel sound-to-light machine using high-power LEDs. This time, I took advantage of the fact that I play all of my music... Read more »

Build a basic wire rack for keeping wire spools organized and easily accessible at the workbench. Read more »

Combine custom molded earplugs with in-ear headphones for isolated hi-fi. Read more »

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Collin Cunningham takes a look a pair of commercial earbuds and compares them to a pair he molded himself. DIY or Buy? Read more »

It's amazing what a little disk can do … when it's layered with piezoelectric crystals. Piezo disks are impressively sensitive to vibration and can easily be adapted to work as a contact microphones. The trick is the preamp - a basic circuit used to match the piezo's signal to levels... Read more »

It's amazing what a little disk can do ... when it's layered with piezoelectric crystals. Piezo disks are impressively sensitive to vibration and can easily be adapted to work as a contact microphones. The trick is the preamp - a basic circuit used to match the piezo's signal to levels... Read more »

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