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Peter Blasser is President and Designer of the electronic instrument producing entity known as Ciat-Lonbarde. The device plans on their site display a refreshing ability for incorporating chance and forcing experimentation – evidenced by instructions from the Paper Circuits collection (which almost simultaneously do and don’t make sense).

[...] resistors with an X can be any value form 10k to 100k, randomer is better. chip “4015″ is CD4015 CMOS register. Hairy capacitors come in pairs, they should be most similar within these pairs for the most variety.
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There are three buttons: 1,2, and 4. When you have buttons 1 and 2 down, you are playing note 3, which you can tune with trimmer pots 3 and 3. In other words, the three buttons are binary counters for pitch. Figure it out.

Build your own approximation on, appropriately enough, paper (through-hole of course) –

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There’s more, so go here – Ciat-Lonbarde 晶森品

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!


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  1. Lorin Edwin Parker says:

    Peter is great people.

    I’ve had the pleasure of playing with him and talking shop a few times. Few people appreciate and capture the fragile, unpredictable and infinite places electronic musical instruments can go. I envy his ability to find that magical point between control and out of control that makes the greatest of “happy accidents”.

    Cheers. And playing some of his instruments is seriously fun.

    Lorin Edwin Parker

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Yeah, Peter IS good people. And as David Letterman likes to say: “He ain’t hooked up right.” When Dave says it, it’s usually meant in a good way — I mean it that way too. I tend to like people who ain’t hooked up “right.” Peter’s mind is DEFINITELY wired differently than mine. I love the idea of non-linear PCBs and PCBs that are symbolic or models of something else. In fact, I’m using this concept in a novel I’m writing, inspired by Peter’s crazy circuits.