After 3 years in Tottenham Hale, I have now moved across the reservoirs to Walthamstow where I can now build a proper Workshop in a shed! Here is my old door sign that I made from PCB material.
I found this at work, at first it looked like some kind of intercom but then I realised it is called a “Cri Call”. It is an old valve based baby monitor! What you do is screw the small box onto the wall in the babys room then trail a wire along your hallway to your living room to monitor the baby. Next test, put a guitar into it! it will definitely make a neat practice amp (further pictures can be found by pressing more)
Yes, I have also been swept up in the hype, after a few years of looking at them and wishing I could afford to make one I took the plunge as I worked out it could easily be done for around £350. It is mainly made from kit parts as it was almost the same price as sourcing the parts myself. I have some ideas for miniature leslie speakers and other such electro-mechanical gimmicks. watch this space!
I had this one sitting on my desk a while. Whilst at the Music Hackspace in London another member (Bioni Samp) showed me this to look at. At first I thought it must just be another BBD or specialist IC delay but upon looking inside I realised it was a discrete 8 bit digital delay using an 8k x 8 sram IC as its memory. It was broken and I didnt really have enough time to fix it but because it was so interesting I took it.
Because of my day job I quite often get approached by artists to produce electronic parts for them. Recently I seem to have made a lot of LED projects! Above is part of a series of LED hoops that were commissioned for the band Django Django. This was by the artist Kim Coleman who needed them as a part of her stage design for the band.
Recently I have been working with Rebel Tech to release a new Eurorack module range based in London. It has been really interesting and something I have long been interested in producing. The first module is a dual Euclidean Sequencer and more details can be found on the website here www.rebeltech.org/modules/stoicheia/
Look out for more modules in the future, some influenced by clacktronics!
There has been a bit of silence recently, this is because I have a new job! assisting in the design and installation of electronic works for the artist Haroon Mirza. But Clacktronics is still going, soon there should be a new pedal release and I have been getting into Arduino so expect some exciting new things and posts soon, including updates to the Analogue Drum Lab.
As part of this post I have just published a new article on using press’n'peel to make PCB’s at home. This can be found here >>