[sdiy] History of SDIY?

Gordonjcp gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Jun 2 14:25:42 CEST 2018

On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 09:43:12PM +1000, john slee wrote:
> This reads a little too far toward the "and get off my lawn!" end of the
> scale for my liking. Opinions, eh?

All these damn kids with their pot and their muffwiggler forum, damn me
what goes through their minds?

My point is though, you can't just say "that's not synth DIY because I
don't like it", although having written softsynths and built hardware
synths, and built hardware that runs software implementations of
synthesis I kind of get where "softsynths aren't real synth-diy
material" is coming from.  It's still DIY but there are plenty places to
discuss the finer points of synth plugin authoring.

> Does the SDIY Supreme Council approve of the below (IMO glorious) creation?:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYLBjScgb7o

Holy shit, that is terrifying.

Years ago, probably in the early 2000s or so, there was a guy who sold a
PIC microcontroller for about £40 that could be transplanted into any
Rover/Peugeot/Renault or similar IR car central locking fob, that when
you pressed the button it would send the "Go to sleep right now" command
to every Furby in the room.  An absolute Godsend to legions of
nerve-shattered parents :-D


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