The Art of Circuit Bending

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The Art of Circuit Bending

Post by rickrhino » Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:10 pm

I'm a newbie
Where I can I get some info on circuit bending basics?
Specially circuit bending a playstation 1 or gameboy
maybe even a cheap early model realistic keyboard
or a toaster :)
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circuit bending a toaster is called "electrocution"

Post by desdinova » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:56 pm

You want to look for battery powered toys and synths from the mid-80s to early-90s. Before that it's mostly discrete electronics rather than samples and after that you're more likely to run into blackblobs and heartbreak. Lick two fingers and poke at its soft white underbelly.
There's only about one millyarn sites on this topic out there, bra, google it up.
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Post by Anaki_Muon » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:02 am

It would be fun to circuit-bend a PS1 since there is a Yamaha FM synthesis chip in those things (the same kind used in various arcade machines of the early/mid 90's). However, it might not be a good idea since you'd have to plug the PS1 in to a wall outlet in order to start bending it, and if something went wrong you could end up drawing enough current to kill yourself. That's why you should stick with battery operated glitches, as with the majority of batteries out there you aren't going to do that.
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Post by divineaudio » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:25 pm

reed ghazala's anti theory workshop is a good place to start. all sorts of good info there.

http://www.anti-theory.com

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Post by theminsk420 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:01 pm

divineaudio wrote:reed ghazala's anti theory workshop is a good place to start. all sorts of good info there.

http://www.anti-theory.com
he also has a book on circuit bending, which is a good source of info. you could also prolly find similar info by searchin the internet

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Post by Maschinengeist » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:32 pm

BuyReed Ghazala's book:

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