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The Atari Punk Console, a name that Kaustic Machines dubbed, is an astable square wave driving a monostable oscillator. This was done with two 555 timer ICs, typically. The output was sound that resembled those produced by the old Atari 2600. It’s origin lays in a 1980 Radioshack book called “Engineer’s Notebook: Integrated Circuit Applications.” This image, above, is the typical setup for the Atari Punk Console. (Image credit: Wikipedia)   In this project, I tho ...
Happy Valentine's Day 2019!!!   It occurred to me that I should probably make it heart themed, for Valentine's Day. So, here it is. It responds to the galvanic skin response with a heart shape that grows in size. Download the Microbit GSS Heart files at the end of this post. Here is a short video of it in action.       -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     Testing myself. Note the 3rd L ...