The fellas over at BleepLaps have released a new and improved DIY analog synthesizer.
I’m a fan of Bleep Labs ever since I purchased and built a Thingamakit. The ThingamaKIT is a DIY analog synthesizer that you control in a different way. The amount of light falling on its photocell eyes change the pitch and modulation, allowing to you use it LEDacles, or any changing light source, to created audio madness!
It seems that they have discontinued the Thingamakit for the new and improved Thingamagoop 2.
The Thingamagoop 2 uses Arduino to control the analog VCO as well as the LEDacle.You don’t need an Arduino board to use the Thingamagoop 2, only if you want to reprogram it. The Thingamagoop 2 circuit incorporates an AVR chip that has been programed without the Arduino bootloader. This allows the device to start up immediately but you’ll have to switch out the chip for one with the bootloader if you want to reprogram it. Who will be the first to get processing to use the photocell as a variable!? Or build a midi i/o!? I just ordered mine today, but I guess I’ll have to wait till mid-January before I can get to coding some cool stuff. orders yours now!


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