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December 29, 2007

Welcome

Welcome to the Benders and Hackers blog. Happy DIY-ing!

DIY Resources

Books:

Circuit-Bending
Circuit-Bending: Build Your Own Alien Instruments by Reed Ghazala

Hacking
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking by Nicolas Collins

Building Effects
Electronic Projects for Musicians by Craig Anderton

Building Acoustic Instruments
Musical Instrument Design: Practical Information for Instrument Making by Bart Hopkin

IC “Cookbooks?
Cmos Cookbook by Donald E. Lancaster
Op Amp Applications Handbook by Walter G. Jung
IC Op-Amp Cookbook by Walter G. Jung (get 1st or 2nd edition)
Audio IC Op-Amp Applications by Walter G. Jung (currently out of print)
Active Filter Cookbook by Donald E. Lancaster
Analog Circuits Cookbook by Ian Hickman

Electronics
The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz

 

Websites:

Basic Electronics and Useful References
The Electronics Club
The Scots Guide to Electronics
All About Circuits
Furious Contact Mic Assembly
10 Most Needed Circuits for the DIYer

Circuit-Bending
Reed Ghazala’s Anti-Theory Workshop
Warranty Void
casperelectronics.com
Circuit Benders

DIY Synths and Effects
Music From Outer Space
TonepadFX
Synths 'R' Us
Experimentalists Anonymous

Hacking, Junk Building and other DIY Circuits
Electronic Peasant
Experimentalists Anonymous
Junk Dojo
Narbotic

Instrument Building/Sound Sculpture
oddmusic.com
(see also Junk Dojo)

DIY Forums
electro-music.com
Experimentalists Anonymous
NoiseGuide

 

DIY Artists and Groups

Circuit-Benders
Wolf Eyes
Beatrix Jar
Mystermy Circuits by Mike Walters
(see also casperelectronics.com)

Hackers
Sachiko M & Toshimaru Nakamura
Yasunao Tone
Hacked Gadgets
Chris Baker

Instrument Builders, Sound Sculptors and Kinetic Sculptors
more Wolf Eyes
Lemurbots
Theo Jansen
Jack F.X. Pavlik
Schuyler Tsuda

Cause and Effect Contraption Builders
Peter Fischli and David Weiss - The Way Things Go
Honda Accord Commercial
Japanese Rube Goldberg Contest
Rube Goldberg

DIY Synth and Effects Builders
Jürgen Haible
Andrew F
SDIY.org

Circuit Sculptors
Phil Stearns
Peter Vogel

 

Parts and Supplies:

Local (Twin Cities, MN)
Ax-Man University and Snelling
RadioShack University and Snelling
Home Depot Johnson St. NE, after Broadway, in the Quarry
Goodwill University and Fairview

Online
Jameco
All Electronics
DigiKey
Ebay