Atari Punk Console/Stepped Tone Generator

I figured it was about time to try out this classic schematic, originally designed by the venerable Forrest M. Mims III.  I've included my own schematic using photoresistors to control the unit's parameters, as well as allow for CV control from my little sequencer.  Video also uploaded to YouTube.  Overall, a fun and…

Embracing limitations: The aftermath of John Cage

[caption id="attachment_112" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Zen chime, vibraphone, and little xylophone. My limitations in creating the piece."][/caption] Once John Cage's 4'33" was considered a legitimate piece of music, the world of sound exploded.  If intentional silence was music, so too was its antithesis;  sound in any form should be just as…

Updated Stupid Box schematic

I'm enjoying the sounds this thing is making more and more.  I decided to put together a cleaner looking schematic in case anyone was interested in putting together one of these things.  Hope it's helpful, and doesn't contain too many errors.  The original post about the build has been updated,…