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Going Going Gone and the GlitchDesk

The incredible Highly_Liquid MT-240 is almost up, on eBay. The sound sample is wild and craftsmanship looks perfect. Rivets seem to be in right now as well. The box is actually marketed as an individual product called GlitchDesk and can be purchased for $99 from Highly_Liquid’s website. An interesting feature of the desk is the ability to extract audio signals from the internal circuitry. This can be done with just about any memory chips and processor circuits. The result may be a quite complicated square wave.

This just in…

The very cheap switches from Hong Kong Super Seller have just received an upgrade. My latest batch arrived the other day and as you can see in the photos, the solder terminals of the right switch contain red resin substance the base. My guess is that this will prevent the certain degree of melting found in the previous models of switches ( on the left ). In my experience wires had to be soldered carefuly and everything was fine, but this is a welcome improvement at no extra cost to us! Great…

Electri-Fire Circuit Bending Website

This fairly new bending site seems to have quite a few very neat closeup shots of circuit boards, various toys, and some interesting comments on bending experiences. My favorite part however is this CoolTronix TunaFish Keyboard picture. These are still available for purchase on various eCommerce Sites. Funny thing is that I have a shower radio that looks just like this keyboard, same everything. One thing for sure, this TunaFish would be very tasty with a 555 oscillator mod.
“You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish.”

Peter Vogel circuit artwork

I found the reference to Peter Vogel through Karl Klomp’s website which I will post more on very soon. However I feel that this is worth noting because Peter Vogel’s sculptures are complete and interactive audio circuits. In this closeup it appears that the circuits are transistor based oscillators with a resistor feedback. Sounds simple enough, but getting everything connected point to point like that it is a bit of a challenge and an art form in itself. I would imagine that these individual circuits produce simple oscillations and they may also be patched together for cross modulation. There may also be some time based performance factor designed into the circuit, however that is hard for me to say because I have only read the descriptions and not actually seen one in real life. Comments?