The blog is home for projects that don't justify full pages on the site.
I've been building overkill technology to address the problem of unwanted cats in our garden.
The LushOne System is a low cost modular synthesizer that was originally sold as kits. The LushOne offers all the essential modular synthesizer components in a compact package. Extensive documentation is provided to help both new and experienced users. Great for both learning and music making.
||The key module is the LushOne Base which contains two oscillators to create the original sounds and a filter to modify the notes. The LushOne Base can be controlled by any MIDI keyboard.|
||Control of sound envelopes, ADSR, Ring Modulator and phono
The Contour is the ideal second module in a LushOne system.
||Signal mixer and processor, noise source, sample and hold, joystick.|
||Digital echo generator and envelope tracker.
Could be a second module if you like space-age sounds.
|LushOne Power||Mains-based power source alternatives for the LushOne.|
Lushprojects.com Original Kits
These kits are no longer sold, but there is still interesting stuff in the documentation and feel free to build your own versions from the schematics.
Courses and Projects
Electronics for Artists - 2019 and 2010
A weekend hands-on workshop covering basic electronics and Arduino. Fun projects that teach practical skills that can be used to build interactive installations. Suitable for those with no past experience.
Casio PT-82 Synth Hack - 2013
A synthesizer built by modifying a Casio PT-82 8 bit keyboard.
In this project the LushOne board is used to provide external filter, oscillator and LFO functions.
Treasure Chest Synth - 2013
A synthesizer built in a miniature treasure chest. What could be nicer?
A project that takes advantage of the compact design of the LushOne.
Personal Electronic Retro Telegram (P.E.R.T.) - 2011
A quirky, retro easter present for my lovely girlfriend based on a 1970s HP LED display.
Guitar Tuner for a Blind User - 2010
A modified guitar tuner for a friend. Provides audible indication of the tuning.
Electronics for Absolute Beginners - 2010
A one-day electronics course with lots of fun projects. Intended to get newcomers interested and enthusiastic and capable to go off and make their own discoveries.
Video Circuit Bending - 2009
Making innocent video equipment do stuff it was never meant to.
Lunar Lander - 2009
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of the moon landings comes Lunar Lander.
A video game without the video
Starring Emma Freud as mission control
Honkatron - 2008
The honkatron is a circuit bending project.
Cyclepong 2.0 - 2008
Cyclepong 2.0 is my first arcade machine. It's the classic game Pong played with exercise bikes. As featured in lots of blogs and with it's own cult following.
Cyclepong version 1 - 2007/8
Cycles + Pong = Cyclepong.
Updating the classic arcade game Pong.
Tape Hack - 2007
Hacking an 80s icon for interesting audio impact.
Chill Rucksack - 2007
A simple hack to use EL-wire to do signwriting on a rucksack for Big Chill 2007.
Three Blind Mice - 2006
How to build a six-axis 3D controller to compete with Sony and Nintendo out of old computer mice.
A silent tivo (not)
An attempt to modify my UK series 1 Tivo to allow the fan to be removed. Unfortunately didn't really work.