Circuit bending: Hacking a Furby in the name of music

  • 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 know 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.Subscribe: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  11 months ago+28

    What toy or household object would you like to circuit bend?

  • XiXora
    XiXora 11 months ago+254

    Look mum no computer is getting around a lot recently…

  • The Lavian
    The Lavian 11 months ago+91

    Censoring comments, Verge? Interesting to see how many have been deleted since yesterday!

  • Al Noose
    Al Noose 11 months ago+150

    “Kill me” - Furby 2018

  • Geomel Quijencio-Kramer
    Geomel Quijencio-Kramer 11 months ago+48

    Wow what's up with the like-dislike ratio?

  • YouFube
    YouFube 11 months ago+64

    Can't wait you to publish a video, where you attempt to correctly assemble an ordinary kid's puzzle.

  • Josh G
    Josh G 11 months ago+29

    If you love hearing the words "circuit bending" every 10 seconds, you're gonna love this!

  • Tanmay Thakur
    Tanmay Thakur 11 months ago+38

    When I saw circuit bending I knew I was about to watch a video with look mum no computer.

  • Bim Barbieto
    Bim Barbieto 11 months ago+38

    What's up with the dislike to like ratio. What's wrong with the video?

  • david baumann
    david baumann 11 months ago+33

    He's like the Colin Furze of music!

  • voicedrifter
    voicedrifter 10 months ago+1

    Love this guy. Thanks for looking in on his project!

  • Nate C W
    Nate C W 10 months ago+2

    Good content but the video was fluffy as all fluff.

  • Andromeda Nightcore
    Andromeda Nightcore 4 months ago+1

    I staarted crying when it went ‘Dada me scared’ 😂😭

  • Cynnabuns
    Cynnabuns 8 months ago+1

    Am I the only one who feels bad for the lil guys?

  • Keirebuu Ishi
    Keirebuu Ishi 9 months ago+1

    In before Robots have human rights

  • Marc F
    Marc F 10 months ago+1

    Long ago, Furbys lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the circuit nation attacked

  • thomas19935 r689i
    thomas19935 r689i 1 months ago

    Circuit band vintage version of Teddy ruxpin

  • zeromax
    zeromax 10 months ago

    3:13 "You get that and you have a fiddle, there's no right or wrong" - yep, words to live by

  • Wintermute
    Wintermute 9 months ago

    I thought this was really interesting. Dude is crazy, though.

  • SharkanC02
    SharkanC02 9 months ago

    N O F U R B Y H A R M E D I N T H I S V I D E O