Brian McNamara’s StyloBuzz is a DIY synth kit that provides you with the components and instructions that you need to build a small handheld styus synth.
The StyloBuzz synth is played with a stylus attached to a wire. When the wire touches one of the keyboard pads on the PCB a note is played.
- Stylus. When the stylus touches the pad on the PCB a note is played. One octave of notes can be played.
- Pitch bend: The pitch bend is a rotary control that shifts the frequency of the sound.
- Mode: The StyloBuzz has 6 different modes. Square wave, saw slow, saw med, saw fast, triangle, and crazy tune.
The output is via a 3.5mm stereo socket which can be plugged into earphones, a computer sound card, mixer or amplifier.
The StyloBuzz kit is $49 via the rarebeasts Etsy shop.
Here’s a demo of the StyloBuzz in action:
The kit includes:
- StyloBuzz custom Circuit board
- Programmed micro controller
- Electronic components( resistors, capacitors, voltage regulator, 9v battery clip, switch, potentiometers, 3.5mm socket and LEDs
- detailed instructions