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Joshua Casper on Sun, April 24th 5 comments
Curious about building your own hardware synthesizer but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a great place to start. Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project with noisy results.

What You Need

The Process

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  • Timothy
    Hi! Can I also use the NE555P Instead of the NE555N ? Thanks..
    • 3 years ago
    • By: Timothy
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  • Vizypao
    Yes, I believe that they are interchangeable for most things, if not all applications. It seems that they just have different manufacturers. Here are the datasheets for both if you are interested in going further down the road ... http://datasheet.octopart.com/NE555N-STMicroelectronics-datasheet-503160.pdf http://datasheet.octopart.com/NE555P-Texas-Instruments-datasheet-148786.pdf
    • 3 years ago
    • By: Vizypao
  • numbersys
    Can't get it right... check this plz https://imgur.com/bqRoi7J
    • 1 year ago
    • By: numbersys
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  • Mike T
    Thanks for the well-written tutorial! I was able to complete it with no electronics knowledge. I'm gonna add a 'killswitch' to mine to vary the note lengths! QUESTION...does anyone know what kind of wave this produces? Sounds like square to me, but I don't have a great ear for that.
    • 11 months ago
    • By: Mike T
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  • Vizypao
    Thanks for the kind words.The 555 Time IC typically producers a square wave. So, you are correct in your assumption. However, you can smooth it out a bit quite easily if you do a bit of searching online .
    • 11 months ago
    • By: Vizypao
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