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    The Calculator (a musical instrument)


    Why not

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-A-Calculator-Into-a-Musical-Instrument/


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    When I was a boy I unscrewed old calculators (the ones with tube not lcd). Then I took a mono earphone striped the cords and soldered metal sticks at the ends (I hope this makes sense in English…). Then, when holding these metal sticks at different places on the circuit board, and pushing the buttons, you could hear strange noises. Early ambient/experimental exploration…

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    Sounds like you were quite the pioneer in your youth grin

    I spent a lot of time circuit-bending toys in the past; it was wonderful.


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    Indeed, that is pretty darn ahead of the curve. You were the Charanjit Singh of circuit bending!

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    jamesabdulrahman wrote:
    Indeed, that is pretty darn ahead of the curve. You were the Charanjit Singh of circuit bending!

    Or this little guy

    There's something about the Indian nation. A great deal of intellectual prodigies have come from India. Or maybe that's a bias of my perception.


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    Far from just a bias. Panini may have been the first ever linguist, for instance, and the Indus Valley civilizations basically invented town planning and municipal sewers (although both have gone downhill a bit for the Indian subcontinent in a few thousand years...)

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    Lets add Srinivasa Ramanujan to that list


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