I love the Buddha Machine, the ambient sound generator with a Buddha inside every byte. Modulator Mike bent his box to add a pitch control and a light-dependent resistor theremin control. I’d love to hear what this sounds like.


BTW: I discovered that there’s a Buddha Machine iPhone app. It’s $4, tho. Too much for my apps budget.

Mike’s The Magic Mess circuit bending site (which doesn’t have anything on this project yet).

Buddha machine
DIY Buddha Machine

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.