Stripboard Drawdio


When we posted about the Drawdio release, mentioned how simple the circuit was and that we wouldn’t be surprised if people adapted it. [Dylski] decided to build it using stripboard and parts he had laying around. He shows how he laid it out on paper so that it would fit on a 29×5 piece. It took some planning, but the end result is a perfectly functional as you can see in the video below.

[via ladyada]


  1. colecago says:

    That has to be the most annoying pencil conceived by man. I would like to purchase these and give them to my friends’ kids.

  2. MattieShoes says:

    It’s a great idea and it’d be completely fascinating for 15 minutes, but then I think I’d want to shoot myself in the face. :-) A very neat concept though.

  3. Monkey says:

    Very cool. Now I can relax on my breakdown of drawdio and copy this. U all should incorporate the pencil lead pictures with conductive ink dots, it sounds much cleaner and u can make little tunes with it.

  4. Ronnie says:

    That’s actually really cool. It always amazes me how people are still figuring out novel uses for the 555 noisemaker all these years later. I bet these are manufactured and sold in Spencers and trucks stops everywhere before too long.

  5. kyoorius says:

    Ah… brings back memories of Bill Cosby on Captain Kanagroo..

    Picture pages.. picture pages.. time to get your picture pages..

  6. Ken says:

    Off topic but I think I went to school with ladyada… I never met her but I remember her from electronics labs. Just kinda freaky to see her blog pop up on had :)

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