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More fun with circuit-bending--

I got lucky at a thrift store Saturday (no, not like that), and found an old, maybe 1992 toy--a panel with pseudomedical buttons and a fake phone, a "V-Tech Little Learner Dr Doctor."

Happily, it uses intergrated circuits that I can actually access, so it's a lot easier to bend than something with a little chip under epoxy. Had a lot of success with it, found lots of interesting little connection points. I need to go shopping to get some capacitors, resisters, and other parts to make my short circuits a little more complex than "wire goes here," and play around with them some more.

Anyway, lots of success in making strange noises with this toy :)

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lunadude
Dec. 4th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Post some MP3s.
spottylogic
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
Once I've got the doo-dad ready, I may do that :)
chakawolf
Dec. 5th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
>I need to go shopping to get some capacitors, resisters

Waddaya need, spotty? I might have them in stock.
spottylogic
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
This and that? I really don't know, since I'm not *designing,* but instead *tinkering,* it doesn't matter. Also, I don't know what all the parts do yet!
lunadude
Jan. 6th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Future Reference?
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