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Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Thingamagoop 2

We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s giveaway is a Thingamagoop 2 analog noise machine (value at $110). Here’s the first part of John Baichtal’s review of the Thingamagoop 2 from the Guide:

Analog voltage-controlled oscillators (AVOs) make a variety of intriguing hums, beeps, buzzes, and loops, controlled by buttons, knobs, and sensors. These are fantastic group projects because once the soldering irons are all put down, you get an excellent payoff: you can have an impromptu concert. Bleep Labs, run by Austin, Texas, circuit bender and kit maker John-Michael Reed, produces a few AVO kits that I’ve built and had fun with.

The Thingamagoop 2 features a square wave amplitude modulator and triangle wave pulse width modulator, packed into a lovely silkscreened metal enclosure. The Thingamagoop’s signature component is an LED on a bendable wire antenna called the LEDacle, which looks cool and, more importantly, interfaces with the light sensor hidden in the eye, making for a huge range of possible sounds.

You can read the rest of it here.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

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884 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Thingamagoop 2

  1. So this entry thing: it’s totally random?
    Like I shouldn’t bother trying to be clever or anything?

    That sound hard.

  2. I have just recently ordered my very first “Maker” project. The open source music project called MeeBlip. It is still on the mail can as we speak.

    I would love the chance to add this project to my collection and to help me add to my “box of goodies”. I stopped by my local “makers shed” yesterday and picked up the need supplies for my first build I’m so anxiously awaiting.

    I would be happy to tell you this would make it to a good home as I’m totally in love with music creation and hope to pair my love for music creation with a new love…the love of hot burning rosin core :).

    I found this link through palmsounds blog. A mobile musicians group that caters to more then just iPad/iPod and other mobile devices but is also a big supporter of all thing “Make”. Please sen some support his way as it really is a great source for all things fun!

    Thanks for taking this entry in consideration. I’d hope to win and maybe even get a chance to build my own thingamagoop while the “iron is still hot” (pun intended) ;)

    Sincerely @freesoulvw

  3. Thing 1 and Thing 2,

    oh what fun I will have making you,
    then we’ll destroy the whole house
    until the Cat will be forced to throw us out

    (my apologies to Dr Seuss) 

  4. Neat kit. I made similar projects when I was young, even down to the light and sensor (although I used a small incandescent bulb, that being an older age)

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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