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Zeni sent me this really interesting, and amusing, hack of the Gakken SX-150 from the Maker Shed. Just remember to, drink, mod, and create music, responsibly!

I’ve made a modification to the Gakken Analog Synthesizer SX-150. The interface for making sound with the original SX-150 is with a small stylus. I’ve added another interface (there is a selector for switching between the two interfaces) so that it is possible to control the SX-150 through alcohol. There is a sensor that is attached to the SX-150 that is sensitive to alcohol. You can either put the sensor near a source of alcohol or if you just drank alcohol, you can just breath on it. The sound is altered depending on the alcohol level.

Mores about the Alcohol controlled Gakken SX-15

In the Maker Shed:
Gakken SX-150 Analog Synthesizer Kit

More about Collin’s review of the Gakken analog synth kit

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.

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