Using Audacity, #Arduino Pro Micro, and a LDR to Digitize Reel to Reel Tapes
This is such a great story; why pay for a service to do this for you when you can make the solution yourself?! Interesting hack using the LDR to sense when the reel machine is in operation.
My grandfather had a bunch of these reel to reel tapes from the 60’s. I thought it would be a good idea to digitize them to preserve the audio incase the tape began to deteriorate. Conveniently enough, my aunt gave me this reel to reel player a few months ago. I should have everything I need to manually transfer these audio tapes into digital format now.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.