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Felted

This circuit bent Speak and Math has been felted! More circuit bending posts to come as I try and figure out how to do it!



Underneath all the felt is a Speak & Math . The original buttons are all operational. As I’m sure that there’s no mystery surrounding what a bent Speak device should sound like, so I’ll not post a clip. That being said, my excitement compells me to tell you about the mods. The switches are two different loops and an angry switch. The big square button is a momentary loop that can occasionally produce distortion when used in conjunction with one of the other loops. The top small button is a tone, and the other one makes a fluttery sound. There’s also some body contacts on the sides. I’ll cop to using a schematic for the pitch knob (as I had pretty much no idea at all how to do it) but the rest of the bends are the result of trial and error.
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  1. wayn3 says:

    Figuring it out is half the fun! Seriously – I hope the weekend project covers probing techniques ’cause there are enough circuit diagrams in Ghazala’s book and on the web to just redo what others have done.

    As for the felt — it is brilliant! What was the inspiration for the felt?

  2. kaden says:

    Felting a musical instrument?

    Wrong on numerous levels…*PLEASE* put the glue gun down and step away slowly with your hands where I can see ‘em.

  3. BrK says:

    I don’t understand what purpose the felt serves in any way at all? The felt seems to make it look/feel very amateur and childish, maybe it was supposed to?

    /confused