circuit bent Speak And Read


The classic Texas Instruments "Speak And Read" toy, hand-painted and modified into catastrophic sonic oblivion.

Mods include:

-2 'glitch' switches that make the device spit out random, confused machine noise

-1 switch that gives the voice a crunchy, overdriven distortion sound

-1 metal 'body contact' that bends the pitch when touched

-button that momentarily 'freezes' whatever sound is currently being produced, with a switch to 'lock' that sound and keep it playing

-knob that controls the speed and pitch of the device

-hard reset button