We’ve seen lots of cool Atari Punk Consoles here, over the years, but this rainbow-buttoned build from Peter, in San Diego, is an especially attractive specimen. Click through to the MAKE Flickr pool, below, to see and hear it in action. atari punk console in a fruit cake tin More: Collin’s Lab: Atari Punk Console […]Continue Reading
I am really interested in learning about electronics and how to make kits and potentially make things with my kids. However, I am more creative than technical and I was wondering where would be a good book/kit/guide to start with. I am not an engineer and I don’t know anything about circuits, semiconductors or arduino. My dream would to be able to make a gadget i could put on my dog’s leash and it would transmit signals via gps/3g as to where he was if he ran away (which he manages to a lot).
A true classic for DIY synth makers and circuit benders, the Atari Punk Console can kick out some ear-catching square waves. It’s easy to build and a lot of fun to play around with. It may be challenging to make traditional music with an APC, but hey-, there’s enough of that around already, right?Continue Reading