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August 20, 2018 3:23 PM   Subscribe

deadmau5 dared me to circuit bend a bible The wonder wonder bible. Nothing against the bible here. I showed it to a couple of christian friends before and they seemed to like it. for what thats worth! Im Just #circuitbending a cold blooded machine, for the more avantgarde inclined

From the guy behind the 44-Furby Furby Organ
posted by CrystalDave (11 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
I saw a commercial for one of those talking bibles a few days ago and thought I had been taken back in time about 15 years. Kind of freaky things to contemplate without even being modified. Someone with more initiative should upload a parody video that replaces the audio in the commercial with bits from the bent version.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:36 PM on August 20, 2018


Follow me, and I will make you circuit benders of men.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:55 PM on August 20, 2018 [14 favorites]


The Furby organ was simply breathtaking. A monumental achievement, on par with Marvin Suggs' Muppaphone.

Did deadmau5 ever claim the bent bible, though? And did it open the portal as was prophecied? So many questions.
posted by MrVisible at 4:52 PM on August 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


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posted by speicus at 6:18 PM on August 20, 2018 [2 favorites]




This guy is incredible.
posted by es_de_bah at 7:07 PM on August 20, 2018


That's probably one of the most inspired circuit bent devices I've seen in at least a decade.

When I saw a commercial for these things, it reminded me of those Buddha box gizmos that you occasionally see in Chinatown. The Buddha boxes go back at least 15-20 years, simple, cheaply made plastic boxes that resemble a pocket transistor radio, with very minimal controls. Usually a volume/on off knob, and a button. Turn it on, and it plays a loop of some kind of short-ish chant, maybe between 5-20 seconds long. Press the button, and it switches to a different loop chant. Some of the fancier Buddha boxes even feature a simple psychedelic light show. The one I have is identical to the one this young woman is demonstrating. They were sold very inexpensively, and I thought they made good gifts.

I suspect the Buddha boxes used some kind of chipcorder type device, given their limited capability and age. With modern memory and microcontrollers, a whole indexable recorded Bible looks pretty well within the realm of cheap these days.
posted by 2N2222 at 7:30 PM on August 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


2N2222: Oh look. Woah, and a documentary.
posted by BiggerJ at 9:33 PM on August 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


I can never tell if this guy is performing a character, but in the end I don’t care because LOOK AT THAT RIG
posted by q*ben at 10:12 PM on August 20, 2018


The robin's egg blue of the analogue dial thing he uses means it's a Bruel & Kjaer: beautiful old acoustic/vibration monitoring gear.
posted by scruss at 5:45 AM on August 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


The buddha boxes in that documentary are very different from the circuit bent tat further up. They are lovely, and it is great to see electronic music where the performer/audience barrier is erased.
posted by stonepharisee at 1:17 PM on August 24, 2018


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