So, I have put the game sounds into an afterthought mode. Working with the group, and their mind changes and their fighting amongst themselves has left me with a sour taste in my mouth. I am still going to help them with their project, but I am now feeling that it isn’t enough, since I find myself not excited about doing it.
Other than that, however, I have started my journey into circuit bending. I went to Value Village, and purchased a handful of child toys that made noise. Amazingly, all of them worked! The first one that I opened up was one of those See and Say toys, where you pull lever from the top and the arrow lands on various animals. I find myself waiting now for some switches and whatnot, to be able to manipulate the sounds to how I would like them. When I found myself waiting for these things, I decided to open up another toy.
This toy had LEDS and while exploring the circuit, I ended up frying it 😦 Sparks literally came off of it. It happens though, and that’s why you only use battery powered ones!
After that, i reached for a little playskool keyboard, but find that I can’t get the last two screws out of it.
That is where I now sit, is waiting. I have a few more toys that I am planning on opening up, but I woud like to experiment more with the first one that I have, since the other ones are pretty neat and I don’t want to fry them, just yet.
- Circuit Bending Basics with Little-Scale (adafruit.com)
- BEND: A Circuit Bending Documentary (makezine.com)