This is a one day tutorial on circuit bending toys, noise makers, and effects pedals. This is in no way hard science and previous knowledge about electronics, music, or annoying your roommates is NOT required! It’s very simple and experimental.
Students should each bring in one or two functioning BATTERY POWERED electronic toys, keyboards, effect pedals, or noisemakers. Simple is good here. The older the better, try to bring in something from the 80’s or 90’s. Newer electronics tend to use nano chips which are not impossible to bend but much much harder and easier to break. Do not bring in anything too precious, start small, circuit bending is an experimental procedure, save the gems for when you know more about what you’re doing.
We will open up these objects and change their lives and our own forever.
Students only need to bring in their toys and a pair of headphones but IF you’ve got them or foresee doing more of this after class, bring your:
- soldering iron
- wire clippers/ strippers
- needle nose pliers
- resistors, potentiometers
- audio jacks
- switches or buttons
$50, materials included