Swashbuckler nearly here!

***Update: I am planning on releasing the complete assembly kit on the 1st of March, more details to come soon***

You may or may not have caught the recent post on my Swashbuckler project, (look down a bit) I am now happy to announce that the boards have arrived from fabrication and I have built the first working Swashbuckler project!

The Swashbuckler is a pocket sized instrument based on the CMOS 4093 chip. Here is a list of features:

  • 4 square(oid) wave oscillators, stacked so that 2 modulate the other 2
  • Two light sensitive frequency controls
  • Touch sensitive modulator
  • Knob for modulation
  • Starve control knob for chaos
  • An optional passive low pass filter for more tame squaroids
  • Volume control knob
  • Power Switch
  • Red LED
  • Packed full of swashbuckling goodness

The project will be available as a complete set of parts with a PCB or a fully assembled instrument ready for action. You will need a soldering iron, solder and some wire snippers to build the project. You don’t need any experience to build this project and it doesn’t require any wiring.

Kits will be around the £20 mark

I am in the process of gathering the components to make a number of kits, watch this blog for updates and demos coming soon! For now, here is a pic:


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