Digitally manufactured portable noise machine
Because I frequently post electronic schematics on my website, it’s not uncommon for me to receive emails from people requesting minor clarifications or help with projects they are working on.
One such request I received a while back was followed up recently: “Hi Rich… I emailed you about a month ago in regards to adding buttons to an APC. Inspired by all the DIY electronics out there and your helpful PDFs I went on to make my own working synth including 100% of the case and buttons.”
The maker is Matthew McCallum, a Wellington design student, and he calls this project the Atom. It’s a simple audio synthesizer featuring a CNC-milled, laser-engraved case, 3D-printed chassis, knobs, and buttons, and a laser-cut face plate.
Personally I think it looks exquisite, showcasing a raft of digital fabrication techniques, and I was blown away to hear this is his first electronics project. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next!