This stepped tone generator makes sounds reminiscent of old ATARI games.Designed by Rakit in United Kingdom
What is it? This Atari Punk Console kit is based on the original Stepped Tone Generator by Forest M. Mimms III. It creates great lo-fi sounds resembling those from the old style Atari games using an …Read More…
This Atari Punk Console kit is based on the original Stepped Tone Generator by Forest M. Mimms III. It creates great lo-fi sounds resembling those from the old style Atari games using an astable square wave oscillator. The main features of the kit are a 9v battery snap, an on/off power switch, a 3.5mm jack so that it can be hooked up to other devices such as an amp, speaker or headphones, and two knobs to control the pitch and depth of the quirky raspy tones produced.
This kit is pretty easy and can be used as an introduction to soldering. It should take around 20-45 mins to make and is suitable for all ages. The only equipment needed to complete this kit is a soldering iron (and solder) and a pair of flush cutters.
We are unable to provide individual customer support with kit building so please see the easy to follow assembly guide to gauge difficulty before purchasing. It can be downloaded or viewed on the Rakit website along with our handy soldering tutorial and blog containing some fun hacks!
Grab yourself a 9v pp3 battery (not included) and connect it up to the battery snap. Turn the mini APC on using the on/off power switch, and adjust the two knobs to control the pitch and depth of the quirky raspy tones produced.
Audio out, served 3 ways:
All our kits are packaged with a cheat sheet which helps you identify the resistors by the 5 colour bands. We are available to help with any questions you may have, just get in touch and we’ll respond ASAP
Add a set of connectors to your kit to bring the Baby8 and mini APC together for all sorts of fun which you can see in the video demo further down the page. The set consists of two strips of pin headers and 5 multi-coloured jumper cables for connecting power sharing, 2x CVs, Gate and Ground
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