Proto-Chiptunes are the ancestor of modern-day 8-bit video game music, known as “Chiptunes”.
In this workshop we’ll use simple digital logic microchips to make an complex, rhythmic pattern-generator to control a square-wave oscillator. In the process we’ll cover the basics of using CMOS microchips to create oscillators, frequency dividers, and sequencers. A demonstration on how to expand the circuit into a complex music generating machine will close out the workshop.
You keep the final circuit and materials! No former knowledge of electronics is required and only a minimal amount of soldering is necessary.
Demonstration of the circuit built in the workshop:
Example of music made with the expanded circuit:
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