Soldering is such a nice relief from coding. For years I've had an old PC-joystick laying around (thank you, Abe). I knew I wanted to build something from it - something that would produce lovely noise - and yesterday I finally got around to hack it. The joystick now contains a slightly modified micro_noise synth circuit (based on a design by SGMK mechatronicart.ch). It also holds a 9V battery and the PC-connection cable now serves as sound output cable with standard 1/4 jack.
I used the switches and potentiometers that the joystick had and it was very quick to build and cost me virtually nothing. I just cut some cables and soldered them onto a tiny circuit board together with a few components. See the schematics below. The only visible change is the jack output and the led I mounted in the case.
Based on micro_noise by SGMK. Slightly modified by /f0 090218
- 200313: moved the video from Vimeo to here