The Daisy Seed microcontroller is a tiny programmable synth computer. It’s a great starting point for anyone who wants to build an electronic music instrument or effect box. The Daisy is designed by Stephen Hensley from Electrosmith in California, US. It has both a C++ and Arduino synthesis library, and lots of examples and open source code you can try out and learn from.
Our fundamentals video course covers the basics of programming the Daisy, so if you don’t have any experience that’s a great place to start! Make sure to join our Discord server to share your progress and ask questions if you get stuck somewhere in the process.
Note that this is only the microcontroller. If this is your first build you might want to get one of our kits, which comes with all the components you need to get started.
Simple synth DIY boards are compatible with the following microcontrollers 01. Daisy Seed 02. Arduino Nano 03. Teensy. Other microcontrollers might fit as well. The microcontroller slot includes 48 pads.
You can use various components on the Simple footprint. Officially, the components below are supported, but constantly see makers hack the board and add more components. It is a prototyping board, so feel free to try and experiment!
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