Circuit Bending Guide


Circuit bending is the art (as opposed to science) of modifying audio toys to produce musical instruments. By creatively shorting circuits, adding switches and pots you can create a truly unique musical object. The hobby is incredibly easy get started in; just roll down to your local thrift store and pick up some old speak ‘n’ spells and start poking around. This comes with all the usual disclamers i.e. don’t hook house current up to your body. If you’re careful though you’ll soon be hearing the wonderful sounds of a know-it-all speak ‘n’ spell in agonizing pain. Sound like fun? Have a look at Anti-Theory’s great guide to everything you need to know to get started with circuit bending.

There is also an interesting gallery show over at Crown Dozen.

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Hackaday Links


hello readers. im bedside with broken limbs but i can assure you that i have been up to some hacking, and thus, i have some fresh links for you all!

some say we don’t have love for concepts. wrong baby, we got lotsa love. thanks [rajagopal]

an ibook looking this nice deserves some props! [iraw]

go ahead, make your own ghetto electric fan
allright, another claim that this is the first electronic bar [xfred]
those cornell students are up to it again. this time making the p-p-p-palm
god help us. hack…your….undies. [eric]
add a 110v power jack to your car (not responsible for you getting killed)

DIY high altitude balooning. woohoo.

someone better figure out how to crack macrovision on p2p soon if this is going to happen…

tune in wednesday! the hackaday podcast should be up!

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