Bent 2400 Baud Modem

This one wins my vote for unintended use of hardware. [nathan] sent in his bent modem. His breakout box takes midi signals in and uses them to generate various modem sounds from an old Packard Bell external modem. Now, how about some schematics? Hit the link for videos of it in use.

15 thoughts on “Bent 2400 Baud Modem

  1. Listing to this its an interesting way to use a 56k modem here, but to me the sound its making just hurts my head and it sounds alot like the musical mistakes I make out of Audacity.

  2. I absolutely love all the ingenuity shown in this, and all of the other homebrew circuit bent mods out there, but I would love to see all of this cool hardware in the hands of someone who could really use it to its potential.

  3. I don’t understand the benefit? Versus recording the sounds into a synthesizer? I mean, the old Hayes compatibles were simply controlled by character codes. That way one could feed actual words into the music. Then a WinAmp plugin could demodulate the noise and splash messages across the IPOD and … somehow… we all get RICH!

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