Caleb has recently posted a video of a graphite turntable sequencer demonstrating the conductive properties of graphite aka pencil lead. The technique of controlling an oscillator though the graphite resistance has long been known and demonstrated in publications by Forest Mims and Nic Collins. However, in this case Caled used graphite on a circular piece … Continue reading Graphite Turntable Sequencer-DJs rejoice!
The so called “Atari Punk Console” device is a great start for builders interested in working with components and circuitry to produce Bleepy-Bloopy-Gitchy goodness. Using a 556 dual timer IC and a handful of other components one can be built quickly. The basis for this noise maker was a schematic originally published by Forest Mims … Continue reading Atari Punk Console schematics
A 6 x 8 inch pre-drilled perf board at your local Radio Shack should only be $4.87, I got a couple because they are very useful for circuit building and a step up from point to point component soldering. Some prices have dropped at their web store also like $63 for the top of the … Continue reading Actually reasonable prices at Radio Shack
I just love snooping on previously bought items of certain eBay sellers. For instance the SK-1 builder has purchased his SK-1 for $30.99, however one certain item is surelly to be found wherever cool circuitry exhists, Forest Mims Engeneer’s Handbook!!!! Other parts spotted include large quantaties of knobs, switches, and other vintage cases. Looking forward … Continue reading SK-1 Modular builder’s purchases
Its seems as though google has begun to deplete its vast resources for unknown information IMO, however using some unorthodox search techniques I stumbled upon a very interesting noise site of Jessica Rylan. The machines which she built for her Noise gig are fairly strait forward, using 8038, sn76477s, and NE555s chips. More info along … Continue reading Noise machines
Forest M. Mims III is definitely a pro when it comes to building circuits. With over 60 technical books under his belt I’m very surprised that this guy never considered building synths. The straitforward math and examples present in his books are more less basic building blocks of a modular synth. Granted it is true … Continue reading Opto Electronic circuits and projects