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Atari Punk Console

The Atari Punk Console is a 556-timer musical instrument kit, designed by Jimmie Rodgers, and packaged by LVL1 Soundbuilders for the LVL1 store.

This kit is $5. Follow instructions at the LVL1 store kiosk for payment. Follow the links below for building instructions.

The Atari Punk Console is a simple and fun sound generator. The original circuit was developed by Forrest M. Mims III, and published in a Radio Shack booklet: “Engineer’s Notebook: Integrated Circuit Applications” (1980). It was named the Atari Punk Console by Kaustic Machines, due to the similarity of the sounds it makes to an Atari 2600.

Make It:

Hack It:

  • Check out APC hacks here. A CdS cell is included for experimentation.

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