Build your own Tyrell Desktop Synthesizer to fill your life with Neo-noir cyberpunk atmosphere. This audio/visual homage to Blade Runner uses CircuitPython's synthio library to slowly evolve a dramatic soundscape of dystopian wub. You can adjust the sounds with eight cap touch pads and enjoy the audio drama like only a replicant can.

The code is an adaptation of Tod Kurt’s excellent eighties_dystopia synth.

Parts

Video of hand holding a QT Py PCB in their hand. An LED glows rainbow colors.
What a cutie pie! Or is it... a QT Py? This diminutive dev board comes with one of our new favorite chip, the RP2040. It's been made famous in the new
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angled shot of TRRS jack breakout board.
Tip-Ring-Ring-Sleeve style audio cables are often used for situations where you want stereo audio and then an extra contact for a microphone input.
$1.75
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Top view of Adafruit Perma-Proto Quarter-sized Breadboard PCB.
Customers have asked us to carry basic perf-board, but we never liked the look of most basic perf: it's always crummy quality, with pads that flake off and no labeling. Then we...
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10 pack of 0.1uF through hole ceramic capacitors
As any engineer will tell you, 0.1uF ceramic capacitors are the magic fairy dust of electronics - sprinkle them over your circuit schematics for good luck! But seriously, a 0.1uF...
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Roll of Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive - 6mm wide
Copper tape can be an interesting addition to your toolbox. The tape itself is made of thin pure copper so it's extremely flexible and can take on nearly any shape. You can solder...
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Top shot of  right angle USB C to A woven 1m length black
Some days we're feeling extra fancy here at the 'fruit warehouse, and we have a big soft spot for woven fabric cables. Like, peep
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8 x 1MΩ Through-hole Resistors

Any through hole 1MΩ or higher should work great, such as these.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion... I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... Time to die.

This guide was first published on Jul 19, 2023. It was last updated on Jul 23, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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