to circuit bend
Get a cheap audio toy. DO NOT try with anything using mains power.Use
adapted or battery power only. Also DO NOT bend anything that you
What you are doing is creating short circuits, and that sometimes
irreparable damage and can also be very unreliable. Be prepared to
whatever you are bending.
it up so you have access to the PCB. Get a piece of wire. Choose a
point on the circuit board and put one end of the wire onto it. Place
other end of the wire elsewere on the board where an electrical current
would not normally go. Keep placing untill something interesting happens.
Good things to try are by-passing resisters, connecting legs of chips,
connecting one leg of the internal speaker to somewhere on the PCB
an overdriven sound.
you have found a good place, solder a switch mounted onto the casing
of the toy, and you can turn it on and off whenever you wish.
this site for more in depth info and insperation from the
Have fun and EXPERIMENT.
There you go. Ben could give a very in depth article about the subject,
you should wish. I feel that it is very important to include Reed
web link, as he was one of the originaters and everything that we
taken from him is some way or another.
Andrew has some photos of the night. He has sent a couple to me
and I told
him to send you a huge 15meg zip file he has of photos, as you are
with broadband. So if you end up waiting two hours for an e-mail,
- our circuit bent sound toys:
- Texas Intruments Speak and Spell and Touch and Tell. Both circuit
- Patti's Dump Set, childs drum machine modded with pitch control
and trigger switches.
- Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard, circuit bent for drum pattern variations
and sound bending.
- Analog drum synth by JR Electronics. Modded with body contacts
and trigger devices.
- Noise generater from toy train with varying circuit
board finger pressure.
Noriko & moneypenny *