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Monthly Archives for April 2015

Digitizing a guitar string

When I bought an 8-bit Arduino Uno, my first idea was to make a guitar simulator, just for fun (and, to be honest, also to see if I still remembered those skills after so many years). A guitar has six … Continue reading

28. April 2015 by Erix
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8-bit Arduino music synthesis

This series of posts will be both an introduction to (a type of) digital music and a description of the techniques and tricks I used in my play-v6 software music synthesizer. It will not be a planned route, but rather … Continue reading

28. April 2015 by Erix
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“Coding”, a primary school textbook

I took part in the making of this Scratch-based CS textbook for Italian primary school (6-11). To keep in line with tradition, I managed to fit in a couple of microbe-sized graphic adventure games :-) (full post in Italian)

19. April 2015 by Erix
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Don’t stop at the Arduino libraries

A manager at an electronics company once told me: “Many job seekers come here thinking they are embedded programmers, just because they can program an Arduino“. What did he mean? Was he referring to the limited capabilities of the 8-bit … Continue reading

18. April 2015 by Erix
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