Pre programmed PICs

Following some requests, I have listed pre-programmed PICs on ebay for a couple of my projects. If there is much interest (and its not all a massive hassle) I might also look into getting some PCBs made up and putting kits togetherFor now here are the PICs...

POKEY sound chip experiments

The Atari POKEY was the classic soundchip in the Atari 8-bit home computers and many 1980’s arcade games. This clip shows some of my experiments in driving a POKEY from MIDI. A PIC receives MIDI data and two 74HC595 shift registers are used to assemble the 12...

MIDI Guitar on Stripboard… Kind of

Somewhere between the Omnichord and the Stylophone lies this thing… simple but suprisingly effective… a PIC16F688 microcontroller, 2 shift registers IC’s, 36 switches and a bunch of wire. The buttons select major/minor/maj7/min7/7/dim/aug chords...

Stylophone MIDI controller

A few months ago I used an Arduino clone board to send MIDI messages out of a Stylophone. I always intended to take it to the next level and get another Stylophone (preferably a broken one) and rip out the guts to fit all the electronics inside, and also add a few...