Circuit bending: Hacking a Furby in the name of music

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  • Published on:  9/14/2018
  • Circuit bending consists of dismantling toys, household objects and synths in order to rebuild them as new instruments. To most people, old toys like a Furby are just toys, but for musicians who circuit bend, these are instruments waiting to happen. In this episode of The Future of Music, Dani Deahl visited Sam Battle, also known as Look Mum No Computer. He is at the forefront of the circuit bending scene and creates the top circuit bent instruments out of things like bikes, flamethrowers and yes, Furbies.

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