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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!

Latest from Collin Cunningham

I’ve tried my hand at quite a few different methods for circuit building — breadboard, perfboard, custom etching, even some boardless freeform wiring, but somehow, I never got around to using surface-mount parts (until now, that is). Understandably, many balk at the idea of soldering the infamously tiny SMD packages,... Read more »

If you ran across the above image on my Flickr page, you may have thought, “That’s it, Collin finally cracked.” On the other hand, you may have been taken aback by witnessing what could only be the birth of a revolutionary new style, about to radically reshape the face of... Read more »

2CV from Din Sync demonstrates some of the sweet analog sounds which can be produced with a few simple mods made to a Korg Monotron. For those unfamiliar, the Monotron, is a pocket-sized analog synth well suited for hacking/modding. This little ribbon-controlled unit seems more than a little bit inspired... Read more »

Gearbox’s smartphone-controlled ball looks quite cool, offers much potential for creative game ideas - So basically how HTC/Android/Apple make smart phones, we make smart toys. Our first smart toy is a robotic ball that you can move by tilting your phone in the direction you want the ball to roll.... Read more »

Okie from LeafLabs got down with some experimental signal processing using Leaf’s speedy Maple board and a custom shield - Real-time audio processing is an example of an application where Maple really shines in comparison to Arduino. Maple has 12-bit ADCs with sample rates up to 1MSPS and PWM fast... Read more »

iCircuit recently appeared on Apple’s App Store, offering a basic schematic editor, plus circuit simulator with multimeter, and oscilloscope views. Per the app’s description - There are over 30 elements you can use to build your circuits. The app has everything from simple resistors, to switches, to MOSFETS, to digital... Read more »

Very much digging this classic clip of Herbie Hancock demonstrating a Fairlight CMI to some of the kids from Sesame Street. Guessing such technology may not dazzle today’s youth quite as much. Read more »