Cosmicblooper points out this Harbor Freight deal on a Free LED flashlight. The future will look bright especially when playing dark noise shows, controlling your Opto Theremin, or biking safely with this badboy zip-tied to the handlebars. The offer is valid for a while. Go to this page for a link to the print out.
Some of you may know Harbor Freight as a very cheap direct from China tool supplier with crazy sales. Their stores can be found in many cities across USA. Most of their tools are “Economical” to say the least, however some things they can’t screw up, like a nice set of Neodymium magnets and Glue Dot Runner for only $2. A great deal of GetLoFi creations have been made with the HF tools at some point, but use YOUR best judgement, especially with their power tools. All that said praise be on HF for making tools accessible to people with not a lot of money, exactly the type of thing needed to encourage more handcrafting and self sustainability. Don’t forget that Thrift Stores and Pawn Shops also typically have a hardware section with various second hand tools to help you forge a better tomorrow.
The prices are beyond rediculus. $38 for a Yamaha YPT300 Keyboard that normally retails for over $160, Link here. $24 for a YPT200, and 32$ for Casio LK-100ADM! Finally the Casio LK-300TV for $50. These deals are B.A.N.A.N.A.S. The YPT 200, YPT 300, and the Casios all have MIDI so if anything they will make some cheap 61 key controllers. Shipping is around $10 per keyboard and the “ship to store” pickup is free. I am currently engaged in a severe battle of a Credit purchase VS my need to stop acquiring more stuff. Everyone else feel free to order away and circuit bend these monsters. Via [Mike]
Direct link to the Slickdeals post.
*Update * The keyboards are sold out! Damn.
AllElectronicsCorp currently has a sweet deal on some SPST switches from a new old stock NES part cache. 46,000 are available and come in sets of 5 assemblies for $1 or 100 assemblies for $8, thats 200 switches! The project possibilities are great, from giant sequencers to complicated matrices for patching bends. Thanks to Mike Una for sending this in.
$19.99 or less for a limited time can get you any of these Arion pedals including Stereo Delay, Stereo Chorus, Stereo Phaser right now at Musicians Friend or Amazon. Plus is you use Paypal at MF the shipping is Free! Although there is some information on bending these pedals from what I gather the results are not spectacular. The SAD-3 however does not sound half bad on its own and it is based around an analog delay IC BBD MN3208. Certainly modding the BBD clock for slower speeds is not out of the question to extend the delay times, but any kind of a delay pedal usually makes even the simplest noisemaker sound good. Thanks to Chris for the info.
For a mere $69.97 one can aquire a sweet looking Radiation Detector from Sports Man’s Guide. Not really sure why anyone would want to gut something like that, but for the art of circuit bending and synth making nothing is off limits.
*Update * The detector is still available as of 2/21/2007! The price dropped to $59.97, good bargain.