A stroll through Eric Archer’s synth prototype photoset reveals some of the most awesomely intricate specimens of DIY electronics I’ve ever come upon. I do believe I’m experiencing solder-envy. Seen above is his modified recreation of the TR-808 Rhythm Composer’s rimshot/clave circuit.

I had the chance to snap a quick macro shot of Eric’s touring gear when E-Squared performed at the last Handmade Music event –


  • dnny

    Those shift registers are nicely layed out. Does anyone have some more info on them?

    • Collin Cunningham

      as per Mr. Archer’s note on Flickr –

      4-bit variable FIFO buffer (1-64 bit length)… element of the Lagged Fibonacci Generator