I realized that it's more convenient to keep the blog in the README.md file in the GitHub repo for this project so this blog is abandoned effective immediately.
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August 25, 2018
I've already made the design of it and ran simulations in LTspice two years ago, but now I'll try to actually build one out of real parts.
I guess I'll have to settle for audio files played from my phone instead of using a real tape recorder. But while browsing a local thrift shop I actually found a late 70's-style cassette tape recorder that seems to be in good shape mechanically, but the single IC in it gets hot and there's no sound. So I guess it could be a mini sub-project to get it working as well ;-)
It will be my first real hobby project for almost three years since I back then had to box up my home-lab and put in storage. It is still in storage in Malaysia at the other side of the world, but I got a new lab here in my new home in Sweden. It's smaller and got less, but much nicer, equipment so I'm rearing to go! (I'm blessed to have a wife allowing me to setup a lab in the living room - but I have to keep it clean and non-messy. ^__^ )
|The lab wall - I'm still waiting for the microscope|