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The Gakken SX-150 has always been a really popular kit in the Maker Shed. We have posted a lot of projects that involve hacking and modifying of the SX-150. We’ve see Arduino controlled versions, fooling around with plasma, incredible analog cassette hacks, button mods, and more! Collin did a really nice video review too! Did you hack and mod your SX-150? Are you planning on it? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!

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  1. stexe says:

    I removed the stylus and contact plate, and replaced them with a touch-activated 500mm ribbon. It’s very expressive (especially when I play it through a volume pedal, as in the video), and it’s certainly easier to hit those notes correctly than it is with my theremin.

  2. MiceyBoyeeee says:

    Here’s the result of several hacks to the Gakken:
    http://onlymission.blogspot.com/2010/12/modified-gakken-sx-150.html
    I got my Gakken @ makershed, and this project was pretty fun. The results are even more fun!

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