Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123

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It’s time for a spooky Episode 123 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the resurgence of JFK airport’s Terminal 6, be the DJ who scratches audio tapes, Final Fantasy XV as a polygonal PlayStation 1 game, and get to know the awesome Veda Scott! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123”

Hack Your Old Tape Decks to Scratch Cassettes Like Records!!

Here we have inventor and audio nerd Jeremy Bell, and he is showcasing his creation, the ScrubBoard, which is a device that allows him to scratch cassette tapes with his bare hands as if he was scratching vinyl records.  In order to make the SrucbBoard, Bell removed the tape head from an ordinary record player and then reattached it using longer cables. He then scratches the signal over some audio tape laid flat on a board, and when he drags the tape head along the tape it plays while moving it back and forth rhythmically, it will make scratch sounds similar to when a DJ actually scratching a vinyl record. Continue reading “Hack Your Old Tape Decks to Scratch Cassettes Like Records!!”