Conehead Project Page

Conehead (Project #24, April 18)

The Conehead is the next series of critter based PCBs (past ones are The Lady, The Gent, and The Monarch). It's an audio circuit that synthesises the sound of a cricket. It uses three oscillators interacting with each other to create the distinctive sound. Using a small speaker and a phototransistor, the cricket will change its chirping frequency depending on the amount of light it 'sees'.

Posts from Club Members about the project..

1st Rule of #BoldportClub: expect to learn the unexpected. This time for me it was exploring Pure Data

Contributed by @tardate on Aug 12, 2018

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Playing with a Pure Data model of the Conehead Chirp

Contributed by @tardate on Aug 12, 2018

Boldport projects never fail to inspire some new learning. In the case it introduced me to Pure Data - a pretty amazing open source visual programming language for multimedia. I reproduced the chirp.pd model and added a few more controls to make it easier to play around with. Here’s a quick example of the sounds produced with different settings:

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building the #BoldportClub Conehead and spending way too much time amusing myself with Pure Data LEAP#409

Contributed by @tardate on Aug 11, 2018

Conocephalus is a genus of bush-crickets, known as coneheads. Now I have one beautifully rendered in a 3D kit from Boldport - build details on GitHub  my first image

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@boldport Taken whilst rearranging my Boldport Club drawer

Contributed by @Hossomatic on Jul 24, 2018

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#boldportclub conehead...it really chirps! 😍

Contributed by @kbx81 on Jul 4, 2018

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it’s been a while, but here come some #boldportclub pics! here’s the latest few as well as an old one (to complete…

Contributed by @kbx81 on Jul 4, 2018

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The Conehead @boldport #BoldportClub

Contributed by @emmflo on May 22, 2018

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Great start to a Sunday morning! @blueorigin had a successful rocket launch and I assembled the @boldport Conehead…

Contributed by @astro_nav on Apr 29, 2018

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Conehead Timelapse

Contributed by Nick Momrik on Apr 24, 2018

My second month of Boldport Club is #24 The Conehead. It’s a custom PCB design of a cricket and it chirps based on how much light the “eye” can see. According to video timestamps it took about an hour to assemble the kit and it was a lot of fun using the electronics components in different ways. See my blog for more.

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Hello Mr Cricket!

Contributed by Thomas Stratford on Apr 24, 2018

Some pictures of my conehead build.

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I figure this Conehead had a great tale of its trip from @boldport HQ but all I got instead was crickets.…

Contributed by @keyglitch on Apr 23, 2018

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I finally got around to build the #Conehead from #BoldportClub. A cute little noisemaker. 😄 @boldport

Contributed by @thilographie_de on Apr 22, 2018

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Some pictures The Conehead build

Contributed by @MrTomsWorld on Apr 22, 2018

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Hello Mr Cricket! #BoldportClub @boldport

Contributed by @MrTomsWorld on Apr 22, 2018

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Boldport Club, - join it. #BoldportClub

Contributed by @eldooderino on Apr 19, 2018

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Crickets! #BoldportClub

Contributed by @boldport on Apr 18, 2018

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conehead build gallery

Contributed by Andrew Gillard on Apr 17, 2018

Photos of my conehead build.  my first image

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What could this be... #BoldportClub @boldport

Contributed by @MrTomsWorld on Apr 14, 2018

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You have until the end of today to sign up to the #BoldportClub to get 'The Conehead' and use code PCBBUGS15 for a…

Contributed by @boldport on Apr 10, 2018

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Just sent this to our wonderful #BoldportClub members

Contributed by @boldport on Apr 6, 2018

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Here's @BarwiseBen and @saardrimer discuss 'The Conhead', the project going out to #BoldportClub members next week!

Contributed by @boldport on Apr 5, 2018

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Fresh of the PCB press, conehead is coming! #BoldportClub #Boldport #soundproject #3dpcb

Contributed by @BarwiseBen on Mar 26, 2018

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#BoldportClub

Contributed by @boldport on Mar 23, 2018

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