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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Fibra writes – “This is homebuilt CrackleBox. Probably the oldest analog glitch/noise synthesizer. It is based on very rare opamp IC 709. Everything is housed in the cuban cigar box. I cut out oval “Romeo & Julieta” logo from the top cover and glued hand shaped steel grid cone for speaker protection. For touchpad contacts I used 7 screws (original STEIM box has 6) forming V for ergonomicaly 2 hand playing smilar as on the original box built in 1970ties by STEIM.”Link. For more info on the original CrackleBox check crackle.org.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. mastodon says:

    I have a question… how do you solder onto screws?? im doing a project similar to this and i cant get solder to stick to screws… is there something on the screws thats preventing it or should i get a different type of solder.

  2. fibra@sezampro.yu says:

    There is no problem soldering to the screws but you need powerfull enough solering iron. If it is not strong enough to heat the screw heat it a bit with lighter. If you screws have some protective layer you could see it. Also, try another screws to see could you make it.
    I`ve publish inner photo of crackle box for you and you can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fibra/242244176/

  3. fibra@sezampro.yu says:

    There is no problem soldering to the screws but you need powerfull enough solering iron. If it is not strong enough to heat the screw heat it a bit with lighter. If you screws have some protective layer you could see it. Also, try another screws to see could you make it.
    I`ve publish inner photo of crackle box for you and you can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fibra/242244176/