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Tablet piano instruction?

I have an electric, piano-weighted keyboard that I want to learn how to play. I can't afford lessons right now. It has MIDI in and out connectors. Is there a hardware/software combo that will take that MIDI out connection, plug it into an Android or iOS tablet, and provide a more interactive teaching experience? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Suggest Electronica Suggestive of Electronics

I like songs that evoke images of circuitry, complexity, and digital processes. What are some songs and artists that convey this feeling? [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Mar 18, 2013 - 24 answers

Techie Birthday Present

My wife's birthday is coming up in early September and I need help finding a birthday present Fast as I'm going to be tied up the next couple weeks. She likes "toys" like remote control cars, helicopters, preferably that she can build herself. I got her a helicopter last year and a remote controlled car kit already so those ideas are out. She has a basic arduino kit and is always looking for a new project. She also likes cool gadgets for cooking, grilling. And she's into all kinds of music. She has an iPod, iPad, a Mac, a PC (several, actually). I'd like to keep it under $150 if possible. Your ideas would be most appreciated!
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2012 - 20 answers

Two laptops, just taking up space

What can I do with these old laptops? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Jun 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Peripheral comfort zone?

What ambient temperatures are safe for typical consumer electronic devices? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on May 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Using a Droid Phone as a WiFi Hotspot?

Should I replace my MiFi with a hotspot-enabled Droid? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Computer audio work with JBL L100 Speakers?

Will the audio output on my laptop or desktop "drive" the sound on my old and venerable JBL L100 speakers? If I hook up my JBL L100 speakers to the output source of my laptop or desktop, will that work?
posted by shoe478 on Mar 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Is this bargain electronics site a scam?

Is this electronics website legit? How can I find out more about them? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Jan 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Printer for fashion company

Need help figuring out best option for a printer for a fashion company. [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Nov 24, 2009 - 0 answers

Help me sell stuff knowledgably

I'm about to start work in an electronics shop (mobile phones, hifis, computers etc) and would love some tips. [more inside]
posted by dance on Aug 21, 2009 - 6 answers

What computer offers me the best bang for my buck?

I've got $500.00 to spend for a new computer. I want to get the most bang for my buck. My needs are: - Play music - Edit and view photos - Edit and view videos - Create DVDs & Surf the Internet. My past history has been in PCs. I am open to building my own computer. So what should I get?
posted by jserdula on Jun 29, 2009 - 19 answers

What's the best way for a Crackle Box-type circuit?

What's the best way to make a Crackle Box-type circuit (where the user touches and closes the circuit with their fingers)? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Mar 24, 2009 - 4 answers

It's not a feature, it's a bug

It's not a feature, it's a bug or why do they impair my equipment when not asked to? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on May 24, 2008 - 28 answers

Is Computer Engineering a Good Fit For Me?

Given my love of building things, should I change my major from Computer Science to Computer Engineering? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Feb 22, 2008 - 16 answers

Can you help me decide between (used) PDA's, Smartphones, Pocket PCs and the year 2008?

Can you help me decide between PDA's, Smartphones, Pocket PCs and the year 2008? I am looking most specifically for info on the Sony Clie PEG NX70V ... IPAQ 4350 ... and IPAQ 2215. But advice on any of this would be immensely helpful! I did search AskMeFi, but found only info for new equipment or old posts. I'm talking used equipment instead, older but able to keep up with current software stuff. (More inside) [more inside]
posted by thewhynotgirl on Jan 24, 2008 - 20 answers

Can you identify this connector?

Can you identify this connector? It's actually for bluetooth in the Mac Pro, but I want to figure out what this 10-pin connector is officially called so that I can buy a male analog of it. [more inside]
posted by floam on Jan 27, 2007 - 16 answers

Does a UPS/surge protector need to be turned on to protect your gear?

I got into a debate the other day with my boss, who is absolutely anal-retentive about everything power related (to the point where he scolds me for leaving fluorescent lights turned on if I'm not using the room). [more inside]
posted by melorama on Nov 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Book recommendation on Digital Circuit Design

I need suggestions for a good book that covers digital circuit design (specifically practical design using MSI/LSI TTL, PLD's, CMOS, FPGA, etc. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Sep 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Why are retail prices of electronics cheaper than wholesale prices?

Why are retail prices of electronics cheaper than wholesale prices? How can anyone make money here? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Mar 30, 2006 - 26 answers

How can I scrool messages across my TV?

My boss wants to put a Plasma TV up in our lobby that will be running CNN, MSNBC, etc... He also wants to be able to scroll internal company info accross the screen (Welcome Clients, Happy Birthday, Sales Numbers etc.) Anyone ever done this or know how it can get done?
posted by keep it tight on Oct 13, 2005 - 15 answers

Why the size limit on LCD tvs?

This one has been bugging me for a while. Why can I spend around $300 and easily find LCD computer monitors that can handle 1280x1024 resolution, but even if you spend thousands upon thousands on a LCD Television, you can only get 1280x768 max resolution? The 768 vertical pixel limit seems to make 1080i HDTV impossible on these new TVs, only allowing 720 and 480. Why the discrepancy?
posted by mathowie on Mar 29, 2004 - 6 answers

How do I reduce static electricity in my house?

Carpets in new home are producing tremendous amounts of static and lots of sparks. What are good solutions to reduce the static to protect computers and other electronic equipment? Ideally, the solution would reduce the static across the entire house, as trying to protect each piece of equipment with an anti-static mat or some such would quickly become cost prohibitive.
posted by rushmc on Jan 31, 2004 - 10 answers

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