Other Boards

Development boards are perfect for empowering makers to easily get up and running on their projects, as they provide all the necessary tools and resources needed for quickly getting started with any given task. For those new to the maker world or experienced developers wanting an update on all that’s available out there right now, we have created this blog post collection in order to highlight amazing development boards with tips, tricks, and tutorials.

Touchscreen Boombox PC

Touchscreen Boombox PC

Boom
This isn’t a new project, but one I really like- a Hitachi TRK-8200HR + Fujitsu Stylistic 1200 Color Tablet PC running a MediaCar interface with custom skin in portrait mode to simulate a Boombox. The housing is an actual Boombox and it looks great. The Maker can also record radio right to the system too. Nicely done! Link.

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The Phoney Controller

The Phoney Controller

Pcopen
Built as a one-man-band musical instrument- The Phoney Controller consists of a telephone housing, four Force Sensing Resistors (FSRs), an Analog Devices ADXL202 two-dimensional accelerometer, a BASIC Stamp II (BSII) microcontroller, a stupid “on-off” switch, and a cool LED! I am essentially using the BSII as a MIDI sequencer. All sounds at this point have to be generated from an external MIDI synthesizer. The FSRs and the 2D accelerometer are used to control various aspects of the sequencer. Link.

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The Juicebox

The Juicebox

Juicebox X01 Pcb Sm
The Juicebox is an embedded computer designed to form the core of a simple ebook/MP3 player device. This little guy can do a lot and here’s a site that has pretty much everything you’ll need to start hacking at it. For $50 or under it might be a good platform for projects, but I think the Gameboy SP has more things you can do with them (We have a great article on this in issue 02!) Link.

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