Monthly Archives: October 2010

On Multiplexers – or input hunger

For a project in December, where if all goes well I will have 45 hand-made sewn buttons to trigger 45 sounds. As I want to trigger real buttons from the physical realm, it is clearly microcontroller time. I will use an Arduino on the physical computing side of the set-up. An Arduino has a limited […]

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Looking for a needle in a haystack – or where’s Wally the component?

For a few years now, I have a Zoom H2 audio recorder, with several microphones. It records really nicely.

Last week I wanted to fire it up again, to record my neighbours chickens. I turn it on. Nothing. Change batteries, nothing. But it does seem to rattle slightly when I move it.

Time to take it apart.

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