Interactive DiY Electronics


Bingodizicator 2017 (Under construction for 'Alive on the infinite play' festival as part of Hull, Uk city of culture July 2017)

 

Under construction - notebook plan of wiring. Electronics set in case with complete fitting to follow:

Clearer photos to follow - The bingodizicator generates rhythms based on 1-9 beats (circular row of switches) -this feeds into a switcher box with max 7 inputs rotating at 1-7 steps, creating polyrhythmic patterns which produce bursts of sound from 7 radios, walkman, dictorphone devices which connect in. Cabalistic layout of panel.

Axoloti Analogue Synthersizer 2016


Made using the Axoloti programable circuit board and the patchable programming language to develop a wide range of possibilities. I made this one as a prototype, but also I found it interesting to not put any lables onto the dials and controls.


Kledon Machine 418 - image of device under construction.

Kledon is a form of divination using overheard conversations - On the insertion of a coin, the Kledon Machine selects short snippets from 7 different spoken word folders, comprising 418 x 4 second files. 3 selections are made and repeated twice.

 

A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World -By David Sacks, Oswyn Murray

 

 

a type also represented by the god HERMES, the hero ... Still other forms of divination sought to find messages in dreams, in random ... listen for the god's answer delivered in the chance conversations of passersby.

Oscillator 2010
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Multi- variable oscillator built around the
image of the last supper.

Features:
Three oscillator circuits. Switchable Light Dependant Resistor (LDR) used to control pitch of oscillator two. Built-in radio transmitter with a common AM radio used as an amplifier device. Also able to mix in radio sounds with those produced by oscillator (karaoke feature)

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Volume control, modulation level, switchable on/off for each oscillator.
Change-over switch to allow two pitches to be set on different potentiometers

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Built-in speaker and jack plug for amplification.

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Other photos of later modifications (2015):

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Suitcase Sequencer - five channel -early example of the Bingodizicator featured above

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Functions: An internal oscillator controls the tempo of the electronic selector switch which selects and outputs sound from one of five 1/4" jack sockets inputs. As the sequencer operates each input channel is selected one at a time in a looping fashion.




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The sequencer is built into a vintage super 8mm camera case



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The five inputs can be any conventional electric instrument - guitars etc, or tape recorders, dictorfones or radios tuned to spoken-word channels

 

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A red L.E.D. light shows which channel is currently selected
 
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As you can imagine the sequencer produces a 5 beat rhythm rather than a 4/4 - this is one of its signitures