Original Circuit Bender Explains His Craft, Possibly While High as a…

Reed Ghazala is considered the father of circuit bending. And if you've followed our coverage of the sporadic musical art of circuit bending » 9/24/08 10:00am 9/24/08 10:00am here on Giz, you probably realize that only a huge hippie like Ghazala could be behind the trend. This interview is 8 minutes long, but whether it was Ghazala's interesting…

Furby Gurdy Circuit Bent Instrument Brings Our Nightmares to Life

The hurdy gurdy is one of, if not the » 8/21/08 3:00pm 8/21/08 3:00pm coolest old-timey instruments. Great sound, beautiful craftsmanship, not a lot of talent required to get a basic sound out of it, and so on. But David Cranmer's turns all of that on its head, replacing the dulcet hurdy tones with the synchronized moans of four brutally scalped…

"Circuit Bent" Toy Guitars, My New Geek Fetish

Circuit bending is by no means a new idea. Through the clever short-circuiting of normal electronics, modders have been inventing some pretty incredible sound effects for years (the Speak & Spell is a notable example). But with the rise of Guitar Hero, or more appropriately, Guitar Hero knock-off toys, circuit bending… » 4/21/08 10:55am 4/21/08 10:55am