Music Technology
Matchbox Synthesizer

From the MAKE Flickr pool:
Ranjit created this tiny synthesizer for the thing-a-day project. Though only about two inches long, this noisemaker has five sliding switches to augment tone and a pitch control on top. Unfortunately, no schematic was made available – but one book was cited as a source:


Handmade Electronic Music takes a loose and playful approach to the subject of electronic sound. This book bypasses many complexities of electronic theory in favor of inexpensive experimentation and discovery akin to circuit bending with a high-art leaning – Great for getting your feet wet, though it will leave the newcomer with many unanswered questions.

Matchbox Synthesizer on Vimeo –Link

Matchbox Synthesizer on Flickr –Link

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking –Link

Handmade Music Night
MAKE NYC & Handmade music night! JAM PACKED!! –Link

TV-to-synth interface in MAKE Vol. 8 page 123 –Link

6 thoughts on “Matchbox Synthesizer

  1. Personally, I’m glad there was no circuit released!
    It sounds like crap and serves no useful purpose but to waster solder and time.

    What’s part 2? Stick it in an altoids tin ?

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