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DIY Matchbook Synth

Submitted by on June 12, 2009 – 4:13 pm One Comment

Ranjit Bhatnagar loves making homemade instruments. We featured him in a story on the mobius music box earlier, and here’s another gem that he’s put together: the matchbook synthesizer.

Ranjit says:

In my junkbox I found this vintage 1977 (or so) 76477 synthesizer chip- this model used to be used in arcade machines.

This little guy is a teeny tiny synth put together on a little board, put into a matchbox along with some buttons and a speaker.

If you want to hear what is sounds like, listen here:

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Here’s what it looks like in component form:

And here it is in glorious action:

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