8bit Mixtape Neo


Following on from A tiny one, and a missing opportunity to attend a workshop and make a  8 Bit Mixtape Neo, I thought I’d look up the schematic and code…

The Neo is a simply device that plays ByteBeat, and provides a mechanical interface (two rotary controls and some buttons) in order to change the current ByteBeat being played, see ByteBeat on Arduino. As the name suggests, around half of the device (and code) is dedicated to using the Adafruit NeoPixel LED library. Examining the code of 8Bit-Mixtape-NEO/Code/NEO_8Pixel-OneLiners/NEO_8Pixel-OneLiners.ino, the left hand rotary control controls the speed, the right hand merely changes the visuals, and a button selects which one out of seven bytebeats is played, or plays a single tune in the case of FamilyMart.ino.

The featured image is from Center for Alternative Coconut Research – 8Bit Mixtape Neo

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Everyone is talking about Chiptunes these days, the retro sound obtained from the games devices, and home computers of the 80s:

Featured image courtesy of Button Masher T.O.

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