NSynth (Neural Synthesizer) is a machine learning or “AI” algorithm from Google and collaborators that uses a deep neural network to learn the characteristics of sounds, and then to create a completely new sound based on these. More than simply mixing sounds it actually creates an entirely new sound using the acoustic qualities of the original sounds.
Open NSynth Super is an experimental physical interface for NSynth that is based around a Raspberry Pi, custom PCB and a simple laser-cut enclosure. It comes provided with turnkey O/S images that bundle preconfigured software and firmware, along with sets of example sounds — meaning that you don’t have to go through the extremely resource-intensive process of generating audio files in order to start experimenting with the synthesizer.
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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.