Oh hi! Look it’s been over a year since I posted here! What the fuck!? I’ve got my tentacles around something good and I don’t want to let go. I can feel good about grocery stores again but I’m not

Circuit bent megaphone toy: What have I done?

Some thoughts after jukai

Jukai is the Japanese word for the zen ceremony of “taking the precepts”. Basically you vow to take sixteen precepts seriously in your life after some time meditating with each of them. And on the surface they’re kind of weird

Adding switches to the Fostex X-12 erase head

I’ve been making cassette tape loops recently, which necessitates disabling the erase head while recording. Constantly placing and removing a tiny sliver of tape and aluminum foil over the erase head got tedious quick. I’ve added 4 switches to turn

CD40106 keyboard thing

This is an instrument I built recently using the CD40106, a hex Schmitt trigger integrated circuit. It uses only two of the available six Schmitt triggers on the chip. While researching this chip (and a few others) I was a

Circuit bending the Casio PT-100

I’ve had this keyboard lying around for years (I don’t remember where or when I got it), and after my first bend I wanted to dive a little deeper. After experimenting I read the writeup at tablehooters and found the

I opened up a gifted keyboard and found an alligator clip and a potentiometer still in the case. So I started poking around and had a lot of fun! This is my first bent keyboard. I really enjoyed making this

Hey I made a tape! Let me know if you want one!

Big drugs little drugs. What begins with drugs?

I’ve been the organizing force behind a choose your own adventure story with each branch or choice written by a different person. If you’re interested in contributing send me an email. It’ll be a zine and online when it’s done!

Dichotomous thinking

I was reading a letter in the MOFGA newsletter the other day that sounded to me like some ignorant old man complaining about organic hydroponics: “There isn’t any soil in hydroponic production.” Yes, that’s the idea. And, “Big money is

Notes From the Undergrads (story)

“Holy shit, guess who fucking messaged me today” “No idea” “Elaine. fucking. Bunter” “That brainy bitch from psych?” “With the gloves” “She’d wear green gloves every day” “Even in the summer” “And put her hair in three pony tails” “I

Sean’s Gloves (story)

Where the hell did his gloves go? There was an anathema of things going wrong and things going right. Earlier that day he’d been pulled over for speeding–the third time this week–on account of a wily, suspiciously hard of hearing