Category Archives: music

RaspberryPi media server

It’s been a long-time goal of mine to have all my music in a central place so I can access it from all over the house. I can’t afford Network Attached Storage (NAS) at the moment, and I got a … Continue reading

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Visual MaKey MaKey Scratch piano

I liked the simple piano I used for the Potato Piano, but I wanted something with some visual feedback, so I just made this one. It works just the same, you wire up some vegetables, PlayDoh, stairs, children etc to … Continue reading

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Potato Piano

Inspired by Whack-a-Potato, I decided to make a Potato Piano, using a MaKey MaKey, a laptop and 8 potatoes. This is a pretty simple project: just go to and click on the green flag. You don’t even need to … Continue reading

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Making an internet radio from a Griffin iMic and RaspberryPi

IMPORTANT UPDATE – July 2015: BBC Radio addresses have changed – see here for more info. And Fip has moved to Continuing the theme of making something useful out of unloved gadgets lying round the house, today I started … Continue reading

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Six Simple Synthesizers: a personal history of synth pop

This is not a definitive history of electronic music. This is a personal account of the electronic music that has punctuated my life and meant something to me. You can listen along to most of the music on this Spotify … Continue reading

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