The heat here just refuses to relent, my garage is too hot for soldering and focusing and such. So my projects have all say mostly silent for far too long.
The Oscillighter is at a point where I am just kind of putting things together. I’ve had so many ideas for it, alternative ways to do things, etc. And I haven’t even finished this one.
The core of it is just a 40106 IC running 4 oscillators into 4 different colored LEDs. But it’s designed to be more then just a colorful blinky box. It will have a wand which can be used like a pen, connected to the control box by a long cord, so you essentially have full control or can let someone else run the controls while you play.
I also want it to feel natural and work well for light painting since that is it’s purpose. I think the wand works nicely for handwriting as well as just general sweeps and strokes of light. So it will be pretty cool when it’s done.
If I can finish it. lol
nicabne reblogged your photo: My little family of Monotrons. All that’s missing…
my next buy (all 3)
I would also make sure you have the cables to run one to the next for filtering and such. The delay is great as the end piece of the three. But, my fave is still the original Monotron itself. Even though I don’t have any working units on hand, well not fully working, it’s still my fave.
I just love that they are so cheap. $50 gets you a serious little gadget for some casual OR serious music work. And you aren’t out $150+tax or shipping or whatever up front, because you can purchase each alone FTW. Of course if you want to do anything beyond tinker you need a few cables. And everyone needs extra batteries, but all in all… they are affordable and rockin good times so to speak :D
My little family of Monotrons.
All that’s missing is the Monotribe and I’m not quite ready to sink $200 on that sweet beast just yet.
Even if you aren’t musically inclined, these are all cheap wonderful musical toys for hours of entertainment at $50 USD each.
Is it me or does the Monotron Duo not have the same range, frequency range, especially in the low-end that the original Monotron has?
Ignore the cables sticking out the back of the original Monotron, that’s just the bend wires… This is my 2nd one to bend after I destroyed the first one.
I’m making progress on the Oscillighter project. I’ve got the main control unit layout mostly complete and the guts are breadboarded and for the most part ready to be soldered to together.
I do need to get a few LEDs that have a bit more kick, I was thinking of getting a white one to go with the red, green and blue. If I can find a yellow one that’s higher intensity with a good wide viewing angle I may do that over the white.
The wand itself is also in progress… I just need to work out a few details and acquire the above mentioned LED.
All that’s really held me back on finishing this up is the heat here. It’s too hot to work in the garage except in the early mornings or late at night.
I’m excited to get it completed… And hoping to finish it up by next weekend at the latest.
A new audio toy to play with, SQUEE!
I probably won’t bend this, not for a while. After killing one of my 2 Monotrons, I think I’ll just enjoy playing with it.
I’d also like to get the Delay version too, maybe next pay period.
Korg Monotron Duo, $50 USD - 2 Oscillators that can play together or one can oscillate the other, and the same guts as the original Monotron, plus the same input for outside devices to run thru the VCF filter for sweet audio goodness.
I’ve already run my Kaossilator thru it and into one of my bent amps and played. It was wicked. :D