Honor Your Hacker Heroes | Hackaday

Honor Your Hacker Heroes | Hackaday

We recently ran an short article on a sweet percussion system manufactured by minimal-components-synth-madman [Gijs Gieskes]. In essence, it amplifies up an analog meter movement and plays it by slamming it into the stop stops. Rhythmically, and in stereo. It’s received that pretty thud, additionally the ringing of the springs. It will take what is typically a sign that something’s horribly wrong and tends to make a soundtrack out of it. I appreciate it.

[Gijs] has been generating electro-mechanical musical hacks for about as prolonged as I’ve been studying Hackaday, if not lengthier. We’ve published up no fewer than 22 of his initiatives, and the to start with just one on file is from 2005: an LSDJ-centered components sequencer. All of his tasks are straightforward, but each and every just one has a enormously clever thought at its core that arrives from a deep appreciation of anything going on close to us. Have you observed that VU meters make a specific twang when they hit the walls? Certain you have. Have you constructed a percussion instrument out of it? [Gijs] has!

Probably it’s a compact realization, and it’s not heading to improve the world by itself, but I’ve rebuilt more than a couple jobs from [Gijs]’ repertoire, and each and every one has created my life extra fun. And if you’re a normal Hackaday reader, you’ve probably viewed hundreds or hundreds of equivalent very little amazing strategies performed out, and maybe even taken some of them on as your personal as very well. When they accumulate up, I think they can change the earth, at minimum in the sense of filling up a geek’s life. I hope that emotion comes throughout when we publish up a undertaking. Individuals of you out there hacking, we salute you!

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