2   The Plasti-Pickup

The world is full of wonderful aural nuggets. If you have a good tool to capture them, you can mine a lot of little sounds out of everyday life. The Slinkiphone is just one specific case of this untapped wealth, and the piezo-based pickup we built for that project is commendable in many ways:

Image It picks up vibrations only in objects it’s touching, so avoiding background noise is easy.

Image It’s super sensitive, bringing out subtleties that would be lost to a normal microphone.

It’s super cheap at under $5 in parts, even if you’re ...

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