Collin’s Lab: Monotron Hacking

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Collin’s Lab: Monotron Hacking

The Monotron mini analog synthesizer is a simple but sweet-sounding little synth that sports a few basic features that give a nod to us hardware hacker folk. In the above video, I merely scratch the surface of how this little guy could be put to creative use. Even still, I had a lot of fun.

It’s great to see how a schematic and a few clearly marked solder pads can get people making and modding with hardware. Check out beatnic, 2CV, and Fengland‘s work for more examples – and of course the many SX-150 hacks and mods, if you haven’t already.

8 thoughts on “Collin’s Lab: Monotron Hacking

  1. Leif Burrow says:

    Great video!

    Where do you get your female header sockets? It seems like everybody sells the pcb mount version but I can’t find the ones that go on the end of a wire anywhere. I’ve been recycling them from old computers but my supply is going to run out soon!

    1. Collin Cunningham says:

      Yah – parts like those can be a pain to track down. My current stock was picked up here –
      http://futurlec.com/ConnHead.shtml

      1. Leif Burrow says:

        Thanks!!! I’ve been looking for those for a while!

        And noted. I’ll start with a small purchase to see how it goes.

        Thanks again!

  2. Patrick G. Hartono says:

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