In the Maker Shed: Atari Punk Console Kit

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Do you miss the freaky, sweepy sounds of Yar’s Revenge? Here’s the kit for you: the Atari Punk Console Kit, a simple and fun sound generator. The original circuit was developed by Forrest M. Mims III. It was named the Atari Punk Console by Kaustic Machines, due to the similarity of the sounds it makes to an Atari 2600.

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Check the web for tons of Atari Punk Consoles in action, including many mods and interesting performances. Oh look, here’s one now:

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