This documentary, filmed by Craig Mederios, details the work of Tanner Galvin who creates electronic musical instruments out of broken toys.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • chuck

    Yay! More of this please. I have a Vtech Apple talking toy that I’m itching to hack into an optical punch card reader so it will say things like ‘Y R U D NME? I M N ND DJ. I XL N XS. Y R U NVS?’ Ahhh… one of these days.

  • http://gravatar.com/cottewmitch cottewmitch

    SO cool. I love his work. I’ve done a few bends and mods, even tried to art out some old toys like him…. so cool

  • http://terrefirma.wordpress.com terrefirma

    What a role model! If you want to quit your day job and move to Tampa, I’ll subsidize you to start a maker space.

    • chuck

      Hey another Tampa maker! Give me a shout at the Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire. I’m Chuck and I make analog generative noise devices. I’ll be showing my ‘noise zoo’ at the faire and doing a basic synth circuit workshop. I’m always up for meeting like minded folks.