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Ran across this circuit bent Furby sequencer over at the Matrixsynth blog -

Each furby has 4 controls: mute, crash, loop and reset. The handle turns 8 cams which operate corresponding microswitches to create interesting rhythmic patterns. Part of the ‘setting up’ section at the beginning has been fast forwarded. Please commission me to make lots more of these machines!

The video starts off a bit slow but gets pretty interesting around the halfway mark. Interesting to see a mechanical/electronic hybrid instrument! – [via]Link

Related:

Circuit Bent Furby – Link

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New Furby Hacking : Part 1 : Skinning… – Link

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


  • Joe

    Wow! This thing is beautiful!! So so cool! Looks great!! Man I want one now!!!

  • BigD145

    That sounded horrendous. It’s much worse than even a swarm of off-the-shelf Furby.

  • Mike

    Is it..supposed..to sound like that, or is there some real purpose for this..oddity not shown in the video?