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Circuit Bending Tutorial


What is circuit bending?

Here you’ll find pictures, tutorials and general info on circuit bending.
If there is something specific, pertaining to general circuit bending practice, that you would like me to address on this page please feel free to email me at pete[at]casperelectronics[dot]com

Topics I plan on addressing include what and where to buy tools and components, touch sensors, general rules of thumb, what to look for when buying toys for bending… and more.

Pitch control is one of the most important bends to learn about. Info is available by clicking the pitch adjustment link below.
-PITCH ADJUSTMENT

-AUDIO JACKS AND VOLUME CONTROL

-TOOLS


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8 Responses to “Circuit Bending Tutorial”

  • 1

    frank said:
    April 6th, 2010 at 1:30am #

    Hey, just wondering if you have ever bent a “zoom ps-04″ track recorder? and or if it is possible to bend one. its a pretty cool gizmo, thought maybe you could since it has guitar fx built in and drum beats. if you have got any schematics? thanks.

    ffrank

  • 2

    casper said:
    April 11th, 2010 at 12:20pm #

    @frank: sorry, never played with one of those before. I’d be very careful with this one…. small, complicated and cheaply made=easy to break.

  • 3

    frank said:
    April 19th, 2010 at 1:44am #

    yeah, opened it up and your very right everything looks pretty complicated and tiny. any idea when there is something happening as far as events or festivals in the los angeles area?

    frank

  • 4

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    December 5th, 2011 at 4:07am #

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  • 5

    Gabe said:
    December 24th, 2012 at 5:08am #

    Hey i absolutley love the work you guys do it seems so fun. Just wondering if you’ve ever modified a Casio CA-110? I would like to work on mine sometime.

  • 6

    tom said:
    February 10th, 2013 at 7:14pm #

    i’ve been bending certain kids toys and have hit on something that has muted the sound. any tricks i can do to get the sound back? reset maybe. tried taking the batteries out and no dice. i had a really cool loop going on one and kept exploring and blew the sound. i hope i can get it back. the lights are flashing the same as they did but there’s no sound…

  • 7

    casper said:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 3:43pm #

    @Tom. Unfortunately that’s a hard one to debug. It could be any number of problems. Maybe the wire going to the speaker broke. The fact that the lights still work is promising.

  • 8

    bruno said:
    November 15th, 2014 at 9:19am #

    Hi there! Im almost a beginner… Ive done a atari punk console once, and worked with some 40106 oscilators. But now I wanna bend a Casio SA 46, its my first time on bending. Do you have any tip to distort its sound? Like a fuzz or something like that…
    thanx!

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