The Synthinetic user-powered noise box just begs to be played with, and it most definitely looks the part -
To play the instrument the player has to turn big square knobs that turn the motors and slowly electricity is fed to the circuit, power is stored in capacitors that slowly charges. The instrument will start to produce sound when it has enough power. Two LEDS show how much the circuit is charged
There are various controls, knobs and switches to manipulate the sounds.
It gets most interesting when the capacitor is pushed to its limit – The sound will vary and produce unpredictable results.
One of the best features is the KILL switch – the switch, accessed by sliding your finger in a fur hole, drains all the electricity into a motor that spins a pirate flag. The sound slowly dies as the flag spins. Pressing the button again will stop the kill process and use whatever energy is left to run the circuit.
A device so power-independent that it proudly waves a flag before fully discharging its caps – right on, and then some. Hit up the site for more info and action video – Synthinetic