The Bed of Nails explores freeform and prototypic methods of construction for electronic circuits and is built from a range of materials: wood, nails, wire, and electronic components. The Bed of Nails is based on op amp feedback, open ‘clip art’ circuitry, and touch control. The instrument produces a range of pitched and non-pitched (noise-based) sounds. The method of construction represents a pedagogic tool for the reading of electronics schematics and the building of circuits. The instrument has been a stalwart of Dirty Electronics’ workshops since 2013. See Music for DIY Electronics.
Simple & Radical (snr for short) is a DIY noise circuit using the Radical Chip, a swappable microprocessor for the Mute Synth 4.0 by Max Wainwright and Dirty Electronics. The Radical Chip originally came with a limited edition A2 risograph printed poster/booklet on Microcomputer Music: a music made from mini microprocessors and raw electronics that is always in-flux, noisy and may be overwritten. Wavetable, direct digital synthesis (DDS) with the PIC12F1822/1840.
PICkit 3 – programmer
Code written and compiled in:
MPLAB X IDE v4.15