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”
Still entering in the hope I’ll win something
So this entry thing: it’s totally random?
Like I shouldn’t bother trying to be clever or anything?
That sound hard.
Happy holidays Makers
Alright, this looks pretty cool.
id love to play around with one of these
I’ve always wanted to build a… whatyamacallit-thingamasomething.
I’m in. Have had my eye on these for a while.
This would be the perfect thing to annoy my cats or wake up my wife.
I would use this in the shower all the time.
I like it!
y little boy would love this
Great gift for nephews and grandkids. (in someone else’s house!)
goop goop! goop goop!
Insert Witty Comment Here
Ohhhh.. I want one!
You said “poop”!
wait. no. you said “goop”.
I just went on an emotional roller-coaster: from childish snickering to adultish disappointment with the way things really are.
Pick me, pick me. :)
Sounds like fun for the kids!
Inanimate object monsters!
I like noisy things
Thingamagoop will look great on my desk and noise to my ears! Got to win!
Awesome kit to mess around with !!
This would be fun for my son and me.
Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner
I made one of these years ago, but without the graphics and funny name. Would be nice for the kids.
Mmmm…. Knobs and…. switches…. and MEtal ScreWs and MOSTER FACES! OH GOD I WANT. Oh well…..
Fun fun in the sun
You WANT to give this to me ! You really really do ! :D
Want one, Santa Make!
looks like a cool one to play with, enter me
Let’s make some noise!
Please enter me!
Biz Buzz Bop Zing Zip
Not the sort of thing that would represent an obvious need, but – there it is.
I need it!
please give me things
Well… Here goes nothing.
I can always make room for one more kit…
Very cool kit. My kids would love it. Put me in the contest!
I promise that If I win this mixer, I will use it for concerts and take good care of it as I would for an instrument. I would also use it for my group, so we can play electronic style songs!
Love the name. Love the kit!
Cool creature creation
Just what I need! After all, my boys don’t make enough noise on their own…
Cool! Sign me up, please!
Good and noisy.
Beep beep boop click hummmmmmmmm.
I would love to make noise with brutal analog monster! ROCK!
As if we don’t have enough noise making things…. eh, one more won’t hurt – Kids? Get the soldering irons!
Sweet! Count me in!
I have always wanted one of these. Soo awesome. Please be mine!
Perfect todrive cats and kids nuts. Wife too…
I love this!!! Would be great for live performance :-)
My wife loves noise makers ;)
I like making noise!!
I accidentally read thingamapoop was wondering wtf until my brain caught up
Everyone needs a thingamabop..
Annoying sounds from a little metal box. That’s #1 on my son’s Christmas list.
awesome. I’d love to win a thingamagoop.
I want this thing
sign me up!
Enter Me Please
I’ve always wanted a Thingamagoop 2!
Would be interesting to compare noise levels with my 3 year old grand-daughter!
Cool! I want one!
This looks really fun.
something fun for the kids
This looks cool!
Let’s win one for the offspring today!
Best kit giveaway so far!
I’ve always wanted one of these things! I’ve seen one once! It’s AWESOME!
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) ;)
One reason I want it is because the name is fun to say! Thingamagoop!
I’m easily amused.
I need this thingy
pick me pick me ooh
In for the win!
Looks fun. I’ll take one.
I love these things! Ever since I finished my Atari Punk Console I’ve wanted to either make or have one of these babies.
these are great!
yum, yum, yum!
these are so funny thanks
I want mine
well, I’m sure I’m not going to win, but here’s trying anyway.
Enter me please!
This would make a nice gift!
That looks pretty funky
Make – you made buying great xmas gifts way better this year!
Looks fun to Make!
beep boop beep boop
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)
(waves hand in air)pick me!
I am entering!
Why not after all :)
Love the monster on the front.
thingamagoop is a funny name
This one sounds nice…
Reminds me of the sound effects toy I had when I was a kid.
Here’s my thingamaentry.
Looks fun to build
I hereby enter this drawing.
Oooo gimme one of them whatchamaycallits! (also, Disqus doesn’t work very well in Chrome)
I think I would add fur to this to make it more cuddly.
Interesting gift for a friend indeed
That looks like a fun kit
Thing a what, Thing a what , Thing a what.
This would go straight to my nephew so he could annoy the crap out of his parents.
this is awesome
I’m feeling lucky.
Music to my ears
I love swimin’ with bow legged women
ooooo ooooo ooooo ooooo!
You had me at “noise Machine”
This is a statement masquerading as feeble attempt to win free schwag.
Hmmm… I make enough strange noises as it is…
These things are awesome! totally want one
Analog synths are cool.
I want this sooo bad!
Now that might be fun….
This would be fun!
Me! Me! Me!!!
I love gizmos so much more than gadgets
Oooo, that sounds nifty!
I’ve been gooped?
I actually happen to need a noisemaker…
This Thingamagoop is awesome!
My kids will love this!
Sure, why not.
These are awesome! Want!
This thing looks awesome
OK, weird, but I’m game….
noise,just what ineed to drown out the other noise
Please to give me, now.
Wonder how this would sound run thru my 160 watt fender amp?
My boys would play with this nonstop!
coolest thing ever!
What would we do without Make?
Please enter me!
Very Dr. Seuss…
this would be a great win
The joy of creation plus the joy of annoying people around you.
Not a US resident, but can have it shipped to a relative in the US who’ll send it to me!
Wow this looks really cool.
Love it…want it
This sounds cool.
looks fun, potentially very annoying.
Merry Christmas to me?
This would be fun to have.
Looks like so much fun!
My students would love this. Wish us luck!
Heck yes! I would love this. Merry Christmas Everyone!
This looks excellent!
an entry for awesomeness
That would be a lot of fun for my 3 year old to play with!
Always love working with analog toys. ;-)
I’m a sucker for synthesizers!
Nice i would love to try it.
Sign me up!
Looks like fun. I’m in.
I don’t know what it is, but I definitely want one.
YES DO WANT!!
I really want to win something!
Looks like fun
this would be swell!!!
this is cool
bleep, blop, bloop, let the squeals begin!
I’ll take one? pick me Pick me!
These things are sooo cool. I really want to try one!
This would be a great gift
What is this I don’t even
This – This – This
this would entertain for hours :D
I’ve always wanted a Thimamagoop since the first one came out years ago. I think I really NEED one now.
This would be a great companion to my other Thingamagoop.
Cool! Sound Projects for class!
I have already decided to make my christmas presents.
This would be great for me and my niece!
would be an awesome project
Scary! I want one.
I want one! Happy Holidays ^_^
“sounds” like fun ><
This would be fun to play with.
Looks like a fun kit.
These things are gonna take over the planet…I want one!
beep. bop. boop.
Our house needs more noise.
that thing-a-ma-bob you do!
good luck all
very interesting, fun to have
Count me in!
I love thingamagoops with knobs and switches!
Got to, got to, got to give it up, baby.
try to win
Count me in!!!
Cool. Fingers crossed.
Lady Luck smile on me.
This “sounds” like a good kit. Nyuk nyuk nyuk.
Sounds like my kind of give-away! Make rocks!
hahaaha, Makezine is the best
Wow! I could really amuse friends & family with this one!
count me in
if i say i love becky, mike, phillip, gareth, and brookelyn, will you choose me as a winner?? i’d still love you all if you didn’t tho..
what is up thing-a-ma-G! you look tough yo!
It looks just like me. Must have, must have, must have.
Solder, then make noise. Sounds like fun!
bleep bloop blop… weeeoooopppp
Beep beep boop goop!
The worlds most perfect annoying device!!!!!!!
Oh I just love goop. And this would be goop for my ears.
Looks like a good one…
Neato frito bandido
I’ll take it.
I’ve been eyeing one of these for years….
Thingamgig, goopamatic, thingamagoop!
Does it make a w00t noise
I want one
if it has thingama in the name, I must have it!
Sure, I’ll take one please.
How many times does one have to beg before it just becomes pathetic? I’m there, plus one.
That look like a lot of fun!
Thingachoose me for the prize! :o)
What the goop.
How can you not take a chance on this. I played with one at maker faire a few years ago and it was super fun.
This seems entertaining.
Nice, I’ve thought about getting one of these.
I like it.
Blizz, borp, ping.
Another great prize.
I have to win eventually…right?
We need another noise maker in our house!
Oh wow that’s like a thermo-nuclear APC..
I bet I could annoy my wife with this!
sign me up
sounds like a winner
I would like to win this!
What a great idea!
I would like to win this
love to take apart for the kids!
ooo! cool kit.
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)
I’ll bet it sings better than I do
Whee Music is fun!
Interesting device, would love to try it.
I haven’t done much of these, but this looks great.
looks like a fun kit to build!
this is a thing-a-ma-comment
id love try this .. sign me up please
Maybe now I can make some music
Will it be here for Christmas?
i do like this little guy…
I am experimenting with waveforms, vco, etc. on many formats. This is exactly what I need to complete my projects!
every time I see this is misread and think “Thingamapoop” :)
yep I will take one :)
My students would say: “Yo Mr.B, that thing is icy!” and I’d be like, “Yea dog….what it is”
Should I let my daughter near it? Gotta be better than the talking dog that weird rolling monkey thing.
Been eyeing these kits for a couple years at least!
Goop de doop.
These things are Fun
I’ve been SSSOOOO good Santa!
This is Relevant To My Interests.
oh, pretty please! my boys would love it.
This just looks fun…
Almost missed this one, because it does not have the same tag as the others in the contest. Which is a shame, since I’ve been eyeing this kit for years.
Hello and thanks
Thingamagoop 2 what a great kit well what can I say another great kit I would love to win this
Bloop bloop blip bleep bleep.
Make some Noise!
This would be fun to build
This really looks like a a cool kit to make and experiment with!
put me in please!
cool – love it – want one!
these are cool My son and fiancee would love one!
I’ve always wanted one of these!
that looks ;like great fun!
Count me in!
Thingies are always cool
looks like fun to me
Yah, I’m all for free bloop bleep bloops.
oh snap this looks cool still
So many great kits here.
This one sounds like it would be a lot of fun to play with.
(Heh, see what I did there?)
I really need this to drive my wife crazy. My turn!
This is eerily cool.
There are so many kits that I want to win.
my mind grapes would like this.
At first I thought it read, “thingamaPOOP,” and then I realized it didn’t. Still made me enter, though.
My wife just shuddered and doesn’t know why yet.
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