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Why is the audio CD 74 minutes long???
posted February 28 2011 22:11.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It is not 60 minutes like some old cassettes, nor 70. It is exactly 74 minutes. But why? Why this odd number? Well, the story begins back in the 70's, and more specifically in the...

[Via: gizmodo]    [Link: IEM]
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Tags: history   audio   cd/dvd   music   revealed   pc related   commercial   

The sound effects of Disneyland - Acoustic art
posted February 25 2011 21:14.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Have you ever been to Disneyland? Well, i haven't... But i might, one day. Anyway, the point of this blog entry is the sound effects. Walter Elias Disney knew the importance of sound...

[Via: gizmodo]    [Link: Michael Coleman]
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Tags: documentary   history   artistic   games and fun   commercial   music   

Misa Digital Kitara - Not to replace guitars
posted January 19 2011 11:03.09 by Giorgos Lazaridis

When i first saw this stringless guitar, i thought: "LAME". I play guitar myself, and i know that the feeling of the string is irreplaceable. But then, i saw this video from...

[Link: misadigital]
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Tags: music   inventions   commercial   games and fun   artistic   cool gadget   innovations   

Shake it babe! Here are the most groovy bots ever seen!
posted January 11 2011 20:42.08 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Herctrap sent me another interesting video. This one comes from youtube user vangos253. This guy, made an awesome humanoid bot, which dances...

[Link: vangos253]
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Tags: robot   music   microcontroller   rc servo   games and fun   

Portable plasma speaker!
posted December 22 2010 19:47.19 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Maybe you do remember this guy from teravolt that had make a few months ago some nice plasma speakers (playing John Lennon). Well, it seems that...

[Link: teravolt]
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Tags: crazy hack   electronic project   physics   tesla coil   high voltage   music   plasma   

Humanoid pianist
posted December 18 2010 8:17.16 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Alyssa Batula and Yougmoo Kim, from Drexel University, Philadelphia have created a humanoid robot that can play a tune on the piano! The robot is able to play up to 200bpm and has...

[Via: new scientis]
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Tags: robot   music   rc servo   microcontroller   artistic   

This harp has no strings, instead has laser beams!
posted December 14 2010 18:50.01 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Harps are musical instruments that if you happen to hear a pro playing, you will be carried away. Marcan decided to make his own harp... but a string-less one. So, he used his laser...

[Link: marcansoft]
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Tags: electronic project   laser   music   artistic   

Vintage car radio receiver plays MP3
posted December 8 2010 17:16.29 by Giorgos Lazaridis

User nali posted this mod in the the amc forum. He wanted to play MP3 on a vintage car radio, because he did not want to spent $$$. So, he got a normal jack socket with mechanical...

[Link: theamcforum]
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Tags: crazy hack   diy   music   auto/moto   fm/am   

AVR controlled xylophone
posted December 3 2010 14:56.06 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I do like detailed explanations of a project, and i prefer to be in video. That is why my project videos are way too long (for which i have heard...

[Via: Hacked Gadgets]    [Link: Nerdkits]
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