August 3, 2012 1 Comment
In this set of 2 posts, we guide you to the info you’ll need to make your own sock animal that actually talks, beeps or sings! Click here to read Part 1. Now that you have your homemade sock stuffed animal, it’s time for the noisy part!
Circuit bending is a popular hack in maker culture. Circuit benders remove the noise-making parts of existing things – like toys – and use them to make their own sounds. Some circuit benders are musicians who use the toy parts like instruments. Others are just interested in repurposing the noises into funny new toys.
Click below to learn how to circuit bend. Keep in mind that you can also simply reuse the sound-maker inside your animal without any changes, if you’d like. Circuit bending is a whole realm of making, so start simple and experiment with more advanced projects as you learn. It’s a good idea to have an adult helper with you for safety when circuit bending.