CIRCUIT BENDING ... Mini forum in a single thread !!!

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
27241 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:09 am

Not quite bending, but still in the vein of DIY 'elctronical stuff...

According to Matrixsynth, the Bleeplabs Thingamagoop optical-noisemaker-robotty thing is now also available as a kit.

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http://bleeplabs.com/thingamakit/
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vieris
KVRian
1369 posts since 21 Oct, 2004 from New England Transplant to West LA

Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:49 pm

Heads up for this. Last chance! Just got my order in. This kit is cooler then the original i have. I will mod this for sure.

http://bleeplabs.com/thingamakit/
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KVRian
1414 posts since 16 Jan, 2004 from doppelstädte, mn.

Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:43 pm

Those are nice little kits, I'm going to pass, though.

I just finished (well, it's functional) my 'lectric scooter and I'm more interested in weird voice changers than bleepy things. If they had a kit for a signal-altering device, I'd be more erect.
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markroom
KVRian
511 posts since 1 Jun, 2005 from ireland

Post Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:59 pm

This Thread has gotten to big to read proper - can some one make it a section please. As a protest im going to break the smilies limit 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

vieris
KVRian
1369 posts since 21 Oct, 2004 from New England Transplant to West LA

Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:25 am

Finished my bent ThingAmaKit. Lower pitch mod & audio input. Makes some crazy ass sounds i have to say. Will post a video soon.
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vieris
KVRian
1369 posts since 21 Oct, 2004 from New England Transplant to West LA

Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:10 pm

Posted a video of this beast.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENn2udpk-1c
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elance
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2 posts since 1 Aug, 2008

Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:10 am

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elance
KVRer
2 posts since 1 Aug, 2008

Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:12 am

Sorry I didn't realize I couldn't post links. Check it out if you want I've spent a great deal of time putting it together. Eddie

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KVRian
1414 posts since 16 Jan, 2004 from doppelstädte, mn.

Post Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:22 am

Just poppin' in to say that I scored a Speak and Spell, with a Noun Ending expansion module, for forty cents yesterday. :hyper:

Now that I have two S+S's, I'm comfortable with ripping one open and just placed and order for the MIDISpeak2 kit. I'm half-tempted to wire one up for ROM playback, and one for Keypad.
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dan_s
KVRian
1414 posts since 24 Mar, 2007

Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:38 am

I am reading REEDs book right now. Have read through most of the thread, didn't see mention of these sites, had to do some searching for parts dealers, maybe helpful to someone else.


Parts dealers in U.S.

http://www.allelectronics.com/?iorb=4764

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... &langId=-1


thanks for the useful info. I am looking forward to electrocuting/burning myself soon.

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Radium-Audio
KVRer
3 posts since 13 Oct, 2008 from London

Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:57 am

Brilliant thread!

I was introduced to circuit bending by a college lecturer, but have never had a go myself.
Thanks for the [many] links.
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KVRian
1414 posts since 16 Jan, 2004 from doppelstädte, mn.

Post Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:21 pm

Except for actually wiring it in, I've just finished the MIDI Speak kit for my Speak and Spell by Highly Liquid. I'm holding on installing it until I do as Cedric Bodereau did, and wire it up for switching between Keypad and ROM playback modes (see Part 3 of the User Project Roundup, in Highly Liquid's blog).

Edit: I think I know how he did it. I'm going to pick up a few things this week and work on m'own. :hyper:

I'd really recommend it - the 'board layout is easy to work with and the instructions on their site is clear as day. :tu:
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KVRian
1414 posts since 16 Jan, 2004 from doppelstädte, mn.

Post Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:34 am

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Finally done. Using the mentioned Highly Liquid kit, a modified idea by Cedric Bodereau - it can use both Keypress and ROM modes. So like, more stuff.

Anyhow, it's on my site and direct address to mp3 examples...

http://www.signalflowonline.com/bends/s ... ll/rom.mp3

http://www.signalflowonline.com/bends/s ... ypress.mp3

I'm once again on 4 hours of sleep before work, so I'm sleeping now. Love, bye.
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KVRian
1414 posts since 16 Jan, 2004 from doppelstädte, mn.

Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:35 pm

*ump* (unnecessary, kind-of, since it is a sticky) *ump*

I spent most of my Election Day writing up a really long 'How-to' for dual-wiring a MIDISpeak kit in a Speak and Spell.

http://themagicbullet.blogspot.com/

If you wanna get your nerd on, or gander at the inner-guts of my nerd, I hope you find it useful.
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ronzo
KVRer
13 posts since 15 May, 2009

Post Wed May 27, 2009 8:53 pm

Hello, just noticed this thread :)

I have an old Yamaha SHS-10 (actually belongs to an ex-gf, doubt she needs it now). Makes some great organic glitches when you poke around on the circuit board. I use it a lot on a project:

http://www.myspace.com/supercashew

Check out the 5th track, Somebody's Watching Me for a good idea what this keytar can do.

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