Inside circuit bent toy rockstar keyboard

WARNING: You break it... it isn't my fault! Your mileage may vary. Don't try this unless you're sure you know what you're doing! You're messing with electricity and it can be dangerous! If you have no idea what circuitbending is, then DON'T TRY THIS! You could possibly blow up your flea market toy - so try at your own risk!


Inside the Rockstar: Bends are all over the place. Most are hardwired. Black wires and the thick red wire and the thin orange wire are my bends.

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Experience "the Difficult Listening Channel" podcast where the sounds in my head become the sounds in yours. Many of my field recordings end up in these shows. more

MP3 audio demo of sound effects.
Rockstar - bent
(recorded without effects)


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Below: A more detailed shot. Check out my shoddy soldering! This was one of my first bending projects. My soldering has come a long way. Just about every point has something new attached to it.

Circuit bent rockstar keyboard closeup

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