Sunday, June 20, 2010

Interesting Topic of the Power Hour: Circuit Bending

What is circuit bending? Well, having never actually done it or even attempted to I won't pretend to be an expert. But to distill it to its most basic level, circuit bending is the fine art of taking electronic things (old children's toys mostly), opening them up, connecting things that should not be connected, and seeing what happens.

Toy instruments always have really cool results:

I could totally rock out with this thing. (hey, it matches my blog!)

But don't count out other types of kid's toys that make noise. Any sort of toddler toy that makes loud annoying noises can be circuit bent, usually producing noises that are even more ungodly-sounding. But somehow, since they aren't supposed to be making those noises, it's still pretty awesome.

Want more? There's tons of this stuff on youtube- from toy pianos to toy phones to Furbys (which I have not been brave enough to actually watch yet). Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. That will be my drumset. Speak & Screwup.