Here are some other things I made.

The boomCHUCK is the winning entry from the 2018 Moog Circuit Bending Challenge.  The challenge was to modify electronic devices to construct a unique musical instrument with a $70 budget.  To that end I augmented a Yamaha DD7 drum machine with a custom analog audio signal processing circuit and interfaced a pair of Nintendo Wii Nunchuk controllers to play it.  I built it in my “spare time” (while working full time and being a father to my two small children) over the course of six weeks.  I presented it at Moogfest, the annual art and technology festival, where the final judging happened.

The MIDI to CV/Gate Converter (left) and Nunchuk Controller to Control Voltage Adapter (right) were the first devices I sold.  (I am no longer selling them to focus on bigger projects.)  I chose the former as a simple, first project to do bare-metal programming of an ARM microcontroller.  I very soon after found myself designing the latter as part of building the boomCHUCK (above), and a slightly modified version is part of the Michelangelo Nunchuk Controller Eurorack Module.


The GameSquare is a custom handheld video gaming system built around a Raspberry Pi.  The LCD display is repurposed from a monitor intended for use with a rear view parking camera.  The controls are thru a Nintendo Wii Classic Controller PCB interfaced to the Raspberry Pi via I2C.  I wrote a custom linux I2C driver in C and a curses UI in Python that allow full control (without attaching a keyboard).  I designed the case and had it laser cut from a sheet of bamboo.

My first Arduino microtonal MIDI device was the reason I got into Arduino in the first place, to experiment with microtonality.  Its functionality refined and combined with the Plastic Pitch (not Plus) became the Plastic Pitch Plus.