Nandhopper 1-Bit noise synth


Sometimes, a little bit of noise can be fun. This little noise synth called the Nandhopper, is a quick simple project to get started. The parts list is pretty short, mainly material for the sensors and a 4093 Quad, 2-input Schmitt trigger and NAND gate. You end up with an easy to use, fairly small 1-Bit synth. If you don’t know what a 1-Bit synth sounds like, watch the demo video. Sure, it just sounds like noise to us, but that’s music to some people.


  1. Ben says:

    A great little project for those of us who love the sound of tape being ripped off the roll!

  2. emperor says:

    kyle, youve done it again.
    awesome work. ESR foam, what cant it do.

  3. VonSkippy says:

    Pepto-Bismol: Yup, you’re covered.

  4. OUCH says:

    Oh man, please put a WARNING on that read link – I had my headphones on loud!…

  5. Grovenstien says:

    damn it! now there’s even more freqs i wont be able to hear again.

  6. Hirudinea says:

    Sounds like the electronic fart machine I got at the dollar store, whats next a flatulant robot?

  7. Definitely an acquired taste :)

    Personally, I think this one-ups fart machines in that it offers an unparalleled degree of continuous control, with four degrees of freedom at that!

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    Sounds like a robot with the squirts.

    “Why was i programmed to feel abdominal discomfort???”

  9. dan says:

    jeez…this is cool and all but if i wanted to see stuff from instructables i’d go to…this is getting a little old

  10. evan says:

    this is sweet. I have a lot of friends who make noise who would like this.

  11. noiser says:

    “Why was i programmed to feel abdominal discomfort???”
    I LOL’ed out loud.

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