After the Solder Synth Sense Sore Sore Sip workshop, Marc, Togar and I were in a workshopology discussion about creating an intense workshop sessions to get the participants get to know about DIY electronics. We agreed that the workshops on making simple electronic circuit such as Micronoise, Synth Sense, Atari Punk Console, are quite nice for the participants to have general idea on how electronic circuit works. However, we thought this workshop modules are not enough to really kick themselves in to creating or experimenting with electronics. Continue reading
Atari Punk Console is one of my all time favorite synth. It’s a combination of two 555 timer chip (or IC 556) oscillator which produced 2 layers of square wave sounds. Atari Punk Console (APC) is a name given by Kaustic Machines crew because of the “low-fi” sound it produced is similar to the games from Atari Consoles in the 80’s, with square wave similar from Atari 2600. In this tutorial I’m giving schematic, EagleCad files and PCB design of APC using NE556 Integrated Circuit. Check out the video above to hear how it sounds :)
This month, lifepatch organized a DIY noisemaker workshop. We called it Atari Punk Console – Tiger 0.1 Workshop since we will teach how to build a modified circuit called Atari Punk Console (APC). APC itself is a modification from a circuit called Stepped Tone Generator. It uses a single 556 dual timer IC and named named “Atari Punk Console” (APC) by Kaustic Machines crew because its “low-fi” sounds resemble classic Atari console games from the 1980s, with a square wave output similar to the Atari 2600.