Mickey Delp

Electronics, Synthesizers, Circuit Bending, and Blinky Lights

Mickey Delp is an electrical and computer engineer with expertise in analog and digital circuit design and embedded systems programming. He is the founder and Chief Inventor at Delptronics, a maker of unique electronic musical instruments. He is an instructor at dadageek where he teaches analog audio electronics. He is a frequent presenter at Maker Faire, Dorkbot and Nerd Nite, and co-developed and co-runs the Nerd Nite Austin Ambasador program. Mickey is also an electronic musician who performs solo and with various projects around Austin.

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LED Matrix Game System

I built a big LED Matrix, wrote a game engine for it, and got developers to write games for it.

Drum Machines Nerd Nite Talk

On September 14, 2016, I gave a presentation on Drum Machines at Nerd Nite Austin. I also brought eight machines from my personal collection to show.

The Golden Age of the Home Computer

On September 11, 2013, I did a presentation at Nerd Nite Austin on The Golden Age of the Home Computer.  It features many machines from my personal collection.  I focused on 1983 - a very significant year in the history of home computers.

Anatomy of a Drum Machine

This is the story of the design and development of the Delptronics LDB-1 Analog Drum Machine with a focus on the technical details. I had been studying analog drum circuits for about a year, including...

Electronic Sound Synthesis

I will be presenting a talk on "Electronic Sound Synthesis" at Nerd Nite Austin on March 7th at 7pm. UPDATE: Here is the video of my talk!

Synth In a Box

I have been conducting a series of music electronics workshops in conjunction with Switched On, the awesome Austin synthesizer shop. In the November 2011 workshop we build a new mini synthesizer that...

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