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 items are the brand new Pico Paso and Nebulophone music synthesizer kits from Bleep Labs (an $89 value.) Here’s what MAKE author John Baichtal said about them in his reviews from the issue:
This tiny, handheld synth features two light sensors, two pots, and two buttons. It’s an easy build, even for newbies, soldering together very quickly with no difficult steps. I love how snug the little guy is, but this compactness comes at a price: no enclosure and no speaker. To hear the Pico Paso, you’ll need a ¼” mono cable to connect it to a mixer or amp.
Another small synth from Bleep Labs, the Nebulophone is more robust than the Pico Paso. It packs three potentiometer knobs, two buttons, an LED/light sensor combo that serves as an analog low-pass filter, and a unique piano-like series of pads on the PCB that you can control with an alligator clip. It has a programmable sequencer, outputs six octaves, and features six arpeggio modes. For remote control fun, you can clock the arpeggiator over IR. Like the Pico Paso, you’ll need to plug the synth into an amp to get any sound out of it.
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.
Day 2 and 3 Giveaways: The winner of the Day 2 Defusable Clock giveaway was Thorton Wilson. Congratulations Thorton! The winner of Day 3 has been notified. They have 48 hours left to respond.
1,156 thoughts on “Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Pico Paso and Nebulophone”
I need some new KITS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Count me in :)
Just think of all the holiday joy I could bring to my family with these instruments!
Music it makes the world go round.
Leaving a comment.
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Hope I win!
Ooh! Ooh! Pick me. Please?
that’d be great!!
Very Very Cool! Would love to win this for my 2 Young Makers!!
Interesting little units. Definitely worth the time to leave a comment to win such cool stuff, eh?
I would like one. If I don’t get one I will build One! Neat little stylophone!
This is so cool! My son loves music – he’d love this gadget!!!
Not my first choice, but I can find something to do with it.
I’ll bite – these look pretty cool!
Oh, pick me…what is it again?
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This is a cool little toy.. I’d love one!
This one would be fun.
Wow! Two cool synth toys! I wonder if I could become the next LMFAO with those!
Was thinking of getting a Nebulophone kit to build with my son this Christmas. Great project.
Looks like a nice present!
An entrant is me!
Can I have it? It looks like fun stuff!
I have some parts to build one, but the kit is much cooler
That looks like fun.
Sounds like fun. I would like to win.
Let me in on this!
This is so cool. I hope I win this one. :)
Comment? You want a comment? You can’t handle the comment!!
Yes, please. My nephews would love this.
Nifty! and I have an Amp to hook it up to
A little muzik goes a long way…. at least for a byte or two…..
WANT WANT WANT!!!
I’ll take two!
Does it come pre-configured to play Jingle Bells?
I am just drooling over these great kits!
I love building kits! I’m in.
I would like this as well
I like random!
Behold! The music of geeks!!
Awesome music kits!
My kids will drive their mother BATTY with this! I need it! lol
Free GOOD…fire BAD
Beep Beep Boop. Hopefully I can make better music with this.
Here goes nothing! Day 4…..
I’d love to play around with these!
That would be a fun Christmas present!
Let’s make music!
Here we go again…
Just the thing to lay down some funky beats.
that would be fun
My seven year-old daughter would love to build these — we’ve already done several electronics projects from the Maker Shed!
Cool gifts to assemble for the music folks in my life.
Just the thing – I’ve been wanting to build some small synth projects for a while but haven’t had the time, nor the money to spend on kits. The Nebulophone is particularly cool sounding. Free kits FTW!
EDIT: Whoops, unintentional double post.
awesome i wish to have one
This would be nifty to pit together and give my Uncle, the ever struggling musician. :)
Neat. Looks like fun.
cool kit, I’d love one
Please put me in for it
I want these. Then again, I want most everything from the MakerShed.
Hoping I win
Would be very nice to get one…. You’re the greatest! ;)
I would be more than happy to receive one of those …
Good luck to everybody
Have a nice day
I’m in. I’ve wanted to play with one of these kits for a while now.
Send it on down. Sounds like fun.
Awesome. Sign me up.
Cool this would be fun to mess around with!
I would love to get these!
This would be a great kit to have.
Super Cool, put me on the list!
Really like the site.
I’m gone man, solid gone.
I need some new toys to play with
Arrgh… US residents only ?
Awesome! Really I want one of them!
Hey guys remember that time in vegas? Just sayin you might owe me one… ;p
The Nebulophone is pretty freaking sweet.
Wanna get the bleeps and bloops on!
Make: me happy.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Too bad I missed the MakerBot!
I AM THE WINNER!
No, I am the Winner!
Oh, I’d love to build one of these, please let me win :D
Comment, comment, comment.
Entering and hoping.
This is great!
I would love to win.
Absolutely, I’ll comment for the chance to get one of these fine kits…
sure, why not. :)
Cool giveaway – hope I win!
I would love one of these! It would be great for some awesome sound effects and maybe even some music too!
Yay – fun with sound
hook a brother up….
The nebulophone looks like a very fun kit to build and play for hours on end!
Sound Fun in the LAB
This would be cool to win.
This is a pretty cool kit
That would be nice.
This could have some cool circuit-bending applications
i can’t wait to plug it into my amp!
This kit looks awesome!
Pick me! Pick me!
could be used at a public art installation I am working on
Comments are easy enough!!
Very cool little synth kits. I’d love to win this one.
Very cool – already thinking about how I could build a box for it.
I’d love to see what my electronics hacker/musician youngster would do with this!
did I win? I never win anything…
BEEP BOP BEEP BOP!
Yay for cool little synths!
Best website ever!!!
This is a comment.
Not only do I want this, but I want to hack and mod it. Then I want to use it in live performance. I promise a video if I win.
Please pick me for your next kit give-a-way.
looks like a great project to do some automation with !!!
Looks like a fun project to build with the kids.
Nothing like things that make noise for the holidays!
Snap, crackle, pop……
Music to my soldiering iron …
OH-OH-OH-OH ME-ME-ME-ME!!! I’d love to have a kit I can build with my daughter.
This looks like a fantastic kit. I need a new project!
Never played with a synth before..
Looks like fun!
This looks pertinent to my interests!
If I had these along with my drone lab, it’d be quite a fun little lo-fi analog synth setup.
Count me in
me me me me me
small sounds for big kids…
Me too! Me too!
small sounds for big kids…
This “sounds” cool…
Free giveaway sounds great .. count me in!
pick me! pick me!
Yes Please, the one that goes bleep
Daddy needs some toys for Christmas too!
My ten year old son is finishing up a mini-course on soldering – this looks like a great next project for him!
You have some really cool stuff here!
I can have?
Great promotion! Hoping I win one of these giveaways…
My ’68 Bandmaster is waiting for it’s new little friend!!!!!
Looks pretty cool!
Not sure which son to give it to, but I can let them wrestle it off… :)
im here again
This could be interesting.
I truly have no idea what I would use this for, but I want it anyway. Is that wrong?
Would make a great Christmas gift for my seven year old.
Meme me up, Scotty!
I missed this kit when I was looking at the site, this contest is worth it just to let me look at all the kits I seem to miss when I browse the site.
Ooooh, music synth kits! Looks fun!
I want it too. Can i have it ?
Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Pico Paso and Nebulophone
This would be great for my kids to learn soldering!
Looks like fun!
The sound of music
I’d love to figure this out!
Looks like a good place to start.
Pico paso and Nebulophone two great kits I would love to have
That’s pretty cool
Great! It would be great to have them and to experience new things!
Looks like fun!
I could sure use this one.
This looks like a fun project
Enter me please!
I love things that bleep and bloop
This would be a sound start to a new project!
Hi, it’s me.
I am both a musician and a maker, but I have never put together a synth before. Sounds fun!
Maybe christmas will come early for me!
Mini synths? Count me in!
I would love to recreate my favorite childhood toy, the “Sound Gizmo”. Anyone remember that guy?
Looks like such an awesome little kit.
You people are doing a great job!!! :+)
music toys = fun!
This kit looks like a huge amount of fun!
Give me, give me, give me. I love Bleep Lab kits.
I’ve always wanted these. I hope I win them.
I saw Kronos quartet perform with bleep labs gear recently and it was awesome! Bleep bloop, robots beat ninjas and pirates!
Kinda reminds me of an old pen-based piano handheld thingy I have in the garage. I’ll have to dig that out and have a look.
…and BOOM goes the dynamite.
Why can’t we have giveaways like that more often?
I could use some noisy toys >;-)
< wants to win!
Wow – I love me some giveaways!
What a great little kit!
these look pretty awesome
Yay for free stuff!
I <3 noise!!
Just one comment.
Oh I’m in :) Maybe Monday’s my lucky day!
Pretty please with sugar on top? :)
I love the design of these Bleep Labs kits.
This time for sure! Bleep, blorp!
Posting, like a boss.
I’m so winning this. Or not.
Pick me, pick me!!! Please!!! :-)
Need to make some noise :P
pick me please!
This is the kind of project I’d love to do with my daughter.
Yet another nifty make gadget. My husband and I are going to find a way to retire early and and just do MAKE projects :).
I would love to have this…
I’d like one of those, please. hunter.scott at gatech.edu.
Please consider me….I love you, MakeMagazine. I want to bear your children!
Awesome. Will attach to mobile DJ Kart!
That looks like a fun bit of kit my son would enjoy.
I could have a bit of fun messing around with those :)
Nebulowhat? I could definitely use one…
This is awesome! I love kits!
Thanks for having the giveaways!
Nice! I built the thingamagoop 2. This would be a nice addition to my arsenal.
I love electronic noisemakers and musical devices. These kits are a great excuse to fire-up the soldering iron.
Me lovey the bleep labs.
I would spend hours playing around with this thing!
This is a fine xasm present.
Love to have this for my son! Great
#winning I hope…
My son would love this!
Trying to win one for the JaxHax crew!!
I’d love to win this!
My favorite mag! Can’t wait to buy the Ultimate Kit Guide!
Beauty, on a board.
My son would LOVE to build this! (with my help)
Look like a lot of fun!
I do love kits. And giveaways tooo. :)
need christmas present :)
Music DIY awesome.
You can only win if you enter!
thanks for the chance
This sir, is the post of a fiery frenchie. And yes, hater’s gonna hate.
MAKE it BIG!!
I need practice soldering…
Thousands will enter….only one will win :)
lovin the comments here :p
Looks like a fun project! thanks for the contest
i would love to have one of these
Looks like fun!
My kids would drive us crazy with those things.
Mini woowoo sounds!
My daughter will love to compose music with one of these :)
love me some Bleep Labs – made the Pico Paso earlier this year, would love to put together a Nebulophone!
Bleep Labs makes some awesome stuff, would love to win some of their stuff!
synth me ;)
cool i want one
My son really wants this kit so it would be great if we won!!
Please pick me!
Really hoping to win this one!
Ha. This would definitely be an awesome addition to smsDJ.
i’ll take one
I Love KITS!
Everything I’ve seen (and heard!) from Bleep Labs has been awesome. Great kits.
It would be great to hear this!!!
I want more kits!
Consider me entered!
mmm…pew pew kits. I’m game!
god is on my side!
MUST MAKE NOISE!!!
So cool! My nerdy music friends would love this. :)
This is like a small complete synth sequencer version. So cool! I would love to have one to play music with me friends.
christmas can come early, sign me up:)
here I am!
This is bleeping great!
I want free stuff
My granddaughters would love Grammy to make them something out of this!! :) :)
These look fun to hack
I’ll cross my fingers!
Learning to solder…
Sweet. A noise-maker for the kids.
In for 1! lol
Awesome noise maker! Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!
help me make more experimental sounds by choosing me!
Does anything sound sweeter than Axel-F played incessantly on a homemade synth? Help me answer this question.
Oh! I love making annoying noises
Here is my one and only entry for this give away… today.
Looks like my new synth..
I want these so bad. Wave form synth’s are so fun.
I want in!
this would be a great gift for my son
I hope my name gets picked
I never win anything, but one must not lose hope!
These little synths look like fun.
These little synths looklike fun
Both of these kits look awesome, so consider this my entry! Thank you!
I want this!
Awesome giveaway! :)
This one is pretty cool/
I like it when it goes bleeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEPPPPPPPpppppppppelb
Winner winner chicken dinner
i need one !!!
Just emailed my sister the other day with a link to the Bleep Labs site about me wanting both of these, so of course I’m going to leave a comment in a hope to win one. Bleep Labs make some awesome cool looking instruments.
I just like to say “arpeggiator “.
I’m in! :)
One please. Thank You.
Oh Pico Paso, you’d look so good in my secret lair.
Nice giveaway! I love musical circuits
Im in !!!
Bleep Labs is fantastic!
Sounds like fun.
Please and Thank you
My entry will destroy all who dare
If I win this I will be busking for all to enjoy …..
Bleep Labs makes some awesome toys.
These kits look awesome!
cool! a synthesizer!
Bleep Blip. Yes Please. Blop. Bleep!
I want one!
i want one
! ! !
What tha Bleeeeeep! You’re giving one away for free! I want one!
This is a great giveaway!
I’d love a minisynth
beep beep boop!
ill take one please…
It just looks like too much fun! I want one!
This will be fun to annoy my cat with.
peeka pico paso?
Me! Me! Please?
bleeping bleep bleep
Please pick me! Please Please Please!
what fun to annoy the office folk! lol
What a great addition to my mad scientist lair
Another DAY another give-AWAY
I will make BE-A-U-tiful music
I would love to win this! My son loves this stuff!
Great stocking stuffer I’m sure!
Bleep Labs stuff is amazing!
This looks like so much fun!
Perfect for playing that mixolydian melody.
First try to win Kit-A-Day Giveaway, thanks
I want to make something that I can make something with. Music!
These look like great devices – sure would be great to win!
this time around, maybe?
Bleep Labs makes the most amazing kits!!!
sign me up!
I am going to win one of these… I hope
My 3 year old’s birthday is tomorrow and I’ve had him saying NEBULOPHONE non-stop for the last several days. Pick me. :)
sign me up too! I’ve an idea or two… :)
Very cool. Looking forward to doing some tinkering.
But, can it play the nutcracker suite for the holidays?
if I had it, I would have to post * (Will Play Nebulaphone Requests for MakerBots)*
I can’t guarentee it would be worth listening to, but no one has to know that, oh wait…
sign me up
Perfect companion for the headphone amp I’m making, no one to annoy but myself!
seems pretty cool. I was never interested in this stuff until i saw one in a video. regardless, it seems like a cool kit to build. sign me up.
Winning would be totally rad… TO THE MAX!
il nebulofono mi annebbia la testa e mi apre il cuore!!
DUDE!!!! I would love to get my grubby mits on these kits and run them through my guitar amps with effects pedals. The wheels are a spinning! The possibilities are endless.
Ah, it’s gonna blow! (jk, really could use something like this)
Love to have for my class
Love to have in my classroom
I would love to win this!
wow this is cool!
typing a comment here.
What are the odds…!
Ooh! pick me!
Ooh! pick me!
Looks like a great project for my 11 year old and I to tackle!
woo hoo! randomly pick me! or someone else completely at random.!!! random projects are awesome.
Oh please pick me. I need more noisy things to annoy my neighbors!
love to play with this
Would love to score some free swag!!
The videos of these in action are great–please count me in!
With these devices I would add meniacal music to my Evil Lair!
A dogopus can play fetch with eight balls. No one can hate that.
this would be sweet to have
A little noise is always fun!
Thanks for the opportunity!
This one looks fun too.
Count me in!!!!!
YES!! i would loove
Are you kidding?? Free giveaways – just for a comment!
Come on baby, Daddy needs a new synth thing-a-ma-jig!!
My daughters saw this and said “Cool — we could each make one!” Which would give me a great excuse to buy a third kit for myself…
you should pico me and paso that sweet thing in my direction!
My turn! My turn!
WANTZ! PLZ :-)
I was looking at those for stocking stuffers just yesterday
Looks like an alien. ET phone home.
Looks like fun!
I’ve got one mouse that can play the drums already, now I need another mouse that can play this awesome keyboard. I’ll call them them “Hear no Evil”!
Yes, I would like these
Give me one!
I would deeply appreciate these wares..I am in dire need of inspiration in the depths of an artistic drought.
I don’t know what I’ll do with it, but I’ll build anything!
Please pick me!
Yo dawg, I heard you like nebulophones…
My first thought – Cigar Box Key-tar!
Id like to be a Picasso with a Pico Paso
love free stuff
Bleep labs makes awesome stuff
and they are friendly folks too
I’m just getting back into electronics as I’m ill and these look like great kits to breadboard and modify, lots of experiment value!
Sorry, duplicate comment – ISP problems, please ignore
This is a cool kit. If only it could prevent my guitar from sounding like cats in pain. j/k
I’m sure my son would love this but would drive me nuts :)
Lots of stuff to do with this…
My son would love playing around with something like this.
Ooooh. Gimme, gimme!
Looks like fun.
Ordered a pico the other day – would love to have the Nebulophone too! Audio hacking rocks!
Cool, like a stylaphone
i like synthesizers!
Winning this would be very cool. A great way to wake up from the Too-Much-Turkey nap!
In the words of Christine Lavin (Ballad of a Ballgame): “Pick me pick me pick me pick me pick me” :^)
By the way, this comment box thingy doesn’t work in mobile safari – disqus is the only login option in the “post as” popup.
Music to my ears.
What fun this would be.
This IS, after all, a comment.
These Kits are Beyond COOL!!
These kits are beyond COOL!
This thing looks so cool!
Hey! Great action, hope to win this cool kit. For Christmas, or maybe still for the Dutch variant Sinterklaas!
why only us?
A bleep labs synth is the best present for christmas !
A bleep labs synth is the best present for christmas !
Weeeeoooooowawawawawa…. The wonderful sounds of generated tunes! I’d especially love to modify the program on it a bit and maybe program in riffs for individual keys or buttons.
Could somebody provide a kindergarten explanation of imedience matching and how this could be used with a microphone connected to a computer?
I’ve started working with the Children’s Museum of Somerset County, in NJ. I think I could add this into an exhibit for the kids to enjoy.
Good luck to everybody, and thanks to MAKE!
Must bend circuit.
Cool idea. I’m in. :-)
I want one.
I wanna make some wonderful music up in this b*****!!!
This would be a cool kit for my son to learn with!
What’s up, playas?
Don’t think I could find a use for that one.
Yeah!!!!…,. Buttons and Noise! I love buttons and noise!
Like to hear how it sound.
Please, please, please I want one.
Looks like fun!
Could be fun.
Could be fun
These would go great with my arsenal of noisemakers.
ready to make music over here with my pico paso and nebulophone. bring it on!
Yes, I want one! Uber toy for Xmas.
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