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Yay! Casio :)

I got a silly, chunky, bright yellow Casio kiddie's keyboard a couple days ago for $2.99. It's SOOO easy to mess with! There's a couple of connectors on the main intergrated circuit--specifically the seventh and eight pin from the left on the main IC. When you connect a wire to them, and then tap it to virtually ANYTHING in the circuits, and you get weird, looping "music." Sometimes its one of the keyboard's built-in melodies with a couple of stray notes worked into it. Other times its some strange alien techno with lots of white noise. Other times, it's just a burst of a few random notes with a high-pitched whine.

Problem with it, it's fairly "dense", structure-wise. There's not a lot of free space to build on. I may have to build an extension box of some sort. Oi.

Anyway, tons of success with this one, and I have another two old Casios from the same batch! :)

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artfulreggie
Jan. 18th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Speaking of circuit bending, I saw this book over the break and was pondering if you had it in your collection. Y'know, to add some feng shui to the Excel books. :)
spottylogic
Jan. 18th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, that's what got me started on this hobby. The guy that wrote it invented circuit-bending, I had a couple tracks of his where he made weird noises with two hotwired Speak and Spells played with metal orbs rolling about on their surface. Gazahla's neat, but he gets too philosophical about amateur electronics. Anyway, good book!
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