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[timewarp]atari punk console build[/timewarp]

Posted in creative practice, gear with tags , , , on 09/01/2010 by sync24

ok, so it was January 8th 2010 and i decided to build my second atari punk console…
i had managed to forget about posting my first one on here, which i must have made around october, ooops!
here it is anyway:

here’s the innards – had to cover the metal parts so they didn’t conduct…

i think its a pretty brutal sounding beast, REALLY nasty!
not sure how much i actually like the sound of it, tbh. bloomin easy to put together though.
had a laugh putting it in the tin and wondering why it didn’t work properly…
oh, yeah, solder sitting on metal – that’s going to conduct electricity isn’t it.
so i wrapped it all up in masking tape and all is well.
snip: yep, here’s a post from when i built it: https://sync24.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/atari-punk-console-stuff/
it seems to switch itself off and back on a again after a short while, i don’t really care though, it has a life of its own.

anyway, the version above uses two 555 timing chips and i wanted to build my next one with the double version of the 555, whatever it’s called…
so below is about as far as i got before term started and things ground to a crawl, again.

i’ll get this finished at some point, i’m sure.
woo, yep, it has an LED on it too!

Atari Punk Console stuff

Posted in creative practice, gear, research with tags , , , on 17/10/2009 by sync24

ok, after the joy of the WSG build i want to try a simpler build that doesn’t rely on buying a load of stuff from the states etc…
the Atari Punk Console looks perfect for this and i have a load of the correct IC chips from that teach yerself lectronics kit i bought and got bored of… it was a good purchase, just the projects are a bit dull, but as a starter kit of bits its ok.
anyway, here’s some links that i need to sift through to work out the best way of tackling things:
http://compiler.kaustic.net/machines/apc.html
http://www.robthefiddler.com/electronics-audio-diy/circuit-experiments/atari-punk-console/ (has some god links on this page too)
http://bearison.com/worthekik/diy.html
http://web.media.mit.edu/~stefanm/HowTo/Electronics.html
http://www.electro-music.com/forum/topic-25946.html
here it gets back toward kits, but there’s some videos showing good stuff:
http://www.curiousinventor.com/kits/voice_of_saturn
http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?hl=en&safe=off&q=atari+punk+console+breadboard&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=GLLZSr3tMeTMjAeP5dDbCA&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CB8QqwQwAw#
more vids:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search=related&search_query=556%20555%204017%20apc%20%22atari%20punk%20console%22%20seqeuncer%20%22baby%2010%22%20astable%20annoying%20noise%20maker%20glitch%20circuit%20breadboard%20sound%20synthesis&v=ONSk7Y1LDvI&page=2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Punk_Console
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/seljer/album114/apclayout_copy.gif.html

i’ve found a forum thread with a post showing the 2x 555 ic chip layout… i knew i didn’t have to much more than search for a while…
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=46468.0

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22nd oct.
made up a breadboard and ordered some potentiometers to complete it with but i couldn’t get it to work.
so i’m going to start a fresh one over the weekend as i have found some more links for a build… hopefully one i can make work.
the strip board layout on this page should be do-able:
http://www.electro-music.com/forum/topic-12644.html&highlight=

woo, hotlink… hope i don’t get goatse’d…!

here’s some more links:
http://kylejanzen.blogspot.com/2008/12/atari-punk-console-with-two-555s.html
http://makestuffdostuff.blogspot.com/2009/01/atari-punk-console.html
http://www.bocon.org/atari-punk-console-jan-2008.html
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2009/01/08/cool-new-atari-punk-console-20-kit/
http://www.curiousinventor.com/kits/voice_of_saturn
http://www.getlofi.com/?page_id=1421

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edit, 22Oct
managed to get some noise out of my APC this eve, ‘will do more and post more about that in due course.
anyway, i’ve been looking, again, on tinternet and found on ebay that Steve Stoll, US techno chap, makes and sells his own versions of APCs and some other guitar stomp box style things…
ebay: properboy
myspace: steve stoll

more (and i’ve almost had enough of the APC…):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoGwFN6GytA
http://asmo23.wordpress.com/ (this fella is partly the reason i’ve had enough, he’s doing a work shop somewhere in london and charging £130 for places.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe1ButmzNWY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONSk7Y1LDvI&feature=video_response