SparkFun Engineer Joel plays a melody on the second version of the digital handpan, aka the Touch Drum.

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Tsunami looping firmware is released, and connectable by MIDI. And why not MIDI BLE? It's done with the nRF52832 this week.

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The convenience of advancing tech can kill a good nostalgia project...but it's not quite dead...

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The serial controlled motor driver is stripped of its firmware and reprogrammed to function as an amplifier. Then it's surrounded with circuits that turn the whole shebang into a portable guitar amp.. but it won't win any awards.

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Students use the Bare Conductive Touch Board and conductive paint to showcase their talents.

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SparkFun partners with the LA Philharmonic for its first-ever music hackathon.

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Make your own digital handpan drum using the Teensy Audio Shield and the Teensy's built-in capacitive touch inputs.

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Our newest hacker team is working remotely with us from Amsterdam to make a group-played instrument.

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Hi, thanks for sharing this wonderful project idea. It will be helpful for students to develop their project and practical skills.

As I posted on the interface board and calbes, DMX explicitly disallows 3-pin XLR - see section 7.1.2. It must be 5-pin XLR to be DMX. The…

I have used the Leonardo/32u4 for years. Having said that, I would still point newbies to the Uno/328p to start and then push them to…

With the walls of full stacks and pyrotechnics, I'm guessing it should do a great job detecting Angus too. Thanks for this post title,…

Hmm... stating the obvious: That new detector module really puts the "spark" into "SparkFun"!!!

Oh, also check out the LiPo USB car starters. They will put out some current!

I bought a Raspberry Pi UPS board and found that had a pretty good little charger; it'll put out some current too. I won't paste the link…

Thank you, very helpful and concise article. From a project cost perspective, the LiPo usb battery pack can charge a battery and provide 5V…

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