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The Inkameister was my first attempt at circuit-bending. I wanted to try something small and cheap, and this was perfect. I found this little Micro Jammer toy at the local thrift store for 95 cents. How could I go wrong! This is still one of my favorite noise devices, as the sounds it makes are exquisite—kind of like radio-band tuning noise.
I gave it a new black paint job and made the following modifications:
Left - Removed speaker to make room for a “body contact” knob.
Top – Added red “kill” switch.
Right – Changed speed knob for a larger, more easily adjustable one.
Added slide switch for “normal” or “glitch” mode.
Back side – Added 1/8” jack for audio output.
I discovered later, by accident, that the right side of the instrument somehow became light-sensitive! Shining a bright light on that side changes the audio output completely – and in very weird ways. One of those amazing happy accidents in the art of bending. This one's quite fun to play around with.