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Technological Surrealism / Alec Nerds Out

Frankenkorg Keytar Re-Braining

A year or two ago I was building the Nielsen Speaker for the Moog circuit bending contest (which I failed to win). My goal was always to build something bigger, though.

Luckily a friend (thanks, Brent!) came through with a central piece of it: a keytar.

Unfortunately it wasn’t working, so I built a new brain for it out of an ATmega32 microcontroller:

Frankenkorg circuit

(WARNING: Klaatu barada necktie — I made this Fritzing diagram after I built the protoboard, more or less from memory.)

The code is on Github.

The video pretty much says it all…

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