BadgerHack: Synth Add-On Kit
The BadgerStick that you received by visiting a SparkFun booth at one of the various events we’ve attended can be hacked to perform a wide variety of tasks. It can even make music, depending on your definition of music.
This tutorial will guide you through turning your BadgerStick into a little noise-making circuit that’s easy to build, easy to program, and easy to alter and make your own!
It looks a little messy, but it sounds pretty… okay, it doesn’t sound pretty either, but it is a lot of fun!
Follow along with this guide and you’ll be making sweet noise in no time!
We will need a few other components to make this thing work:
As you can see, the parts count is pretty low and none of the components we’ll be using are very sophisticated. The BadgerStick (or RedStick) is doing all of the heavy lifting here. We just need a few control surfaces and a speaker.
Before starting this tutorial, we highly recommend you work through the main BadgerHack guide first.
Additionally, if you are new to soldering or electronics, we recommend you check out the following:
When you are ready to start hacking your badge, we definitely recommend reading: