Chiptune fans and anyone nostalgic for a bygone, simpler era in electronic music will be delighted by Swedish tinkerer Linus Åkesson’s ingenius Chipophone. The homemade instrument crams an 8-bit synthesiser into the body of a handsome old electric organ.
The first things that come to mind when watching the video of Åkesson’s ingenius, homemade 8-bit organ is how long it’s been since games sounded like this (decades!) and how much this would torture my mother. But Åkesson’s project is an ode to engineering ingenuity and love of retro culture. As the creator simply puts it, “It’s always a pleasure to work with old machines.” [Linus Åkesson via Make]