circuit bending

Build a Hackable Bytebeat Player at the RI Mini Maker Faire

Build a Hackable Bytebeat Player at the RI Mini Maker Faire

The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is this Saturday, featuring dozens of makers alongside the usual music and shenanigans of AS220’s annual Foo Fest. Each year we run a soldering workshop as part of the Faire; this year we’ll be making a hackable bytebeat player from Modern Device, the Byteseeker Junior. The Byteseeker is an […]

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Circuit Bending Bacteria with the Fuel Cell Symphony

Circuit Bending Bacteria with the Fuel Cell Symphony

A look at Gilberto Esparza’s latest project, the Fuel Cell Symphony, which converts water samples and the unique bacterial agents contained therein into audio. Esparza refers to his art-meets-science setup as “DJ Microscope.”

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Dangerous TV Circuit Bend Visualizes Audio

Dangerous TV Circuit Bend Visualizes Audio

If you feel competent enough, you too can hack an old CRT television to display visuals from an audio input.

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Arduino-Based Drum Machine

Arduino-Based Drum Machine

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RInXYYOPCLk] Circuit bender Dr. Bleep built this sweet Arduino-compatible drum machine, the Bleep Drum, with four sounds, four selectable sequences, tap tempo, record and playback, and more. Of course it’s open source and eminently hackable.

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A Scanner, a Calculator, an Atari, and a Hard Drive Walk into a Karaoke Bar…

A Scanner, a Calculator, an Atari, and a Hard Drive Walk into a Karaoke Bar…

http://vimeo.com/33181232 …and after several rounds of zinc whiskers, take to the stage for a rousing if slightly off-key rendition of The Animals’ 1964 version of The House of The Rising Sun. From Vimeo user PURETUNE, who writes: For this video i recorded each instrument separately with a decent stereo mic and i also used a […]

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