I absolutely love tinkering/hacking and generally playing around with electronics. Besides playing guitar, this is by far one of my favorite interests/hobbies. A few years ago, I subscribed to MAKE magazine. If you don’t know what MAKE is and are interested in making cool things found around the house, dumpster, etc., this magazine is for you! I have several friends that subscribe to this magazine because the cool/nerd factor is undeniable.
I came across this MAKE video of Collin’s Lab where he hacks a Big Muff Pi with a Arduino and digital pot. An Arduino is basically a board with inputs and outputs that are controlled by a microcontroller that you can program. You can do all sorts from powering LEDs to running servos, etc. Pretty nerdy. Pretty cool.
Here is the video by makemagazine:
If you want more information (source code for the Arduino, etc) check out the MAKE blog entry for this project here.