Circuit Bending: Making Music By Rewiring Toys and Devices


Lesson Info

Make a Jumper

 In this class, we'll talk about what Circuit Bending is, and how it works. We will get physical and actually bend an old keyboard, going through the process step-by-step. In the end, we will have a cool new keyboard capable of brand new sounds. We'll even make a track with it.

In this class we will hit the road, going to some thrift shops to look for bendable instruments. We'll do some time-lapse videos of taking things apart (complete with Benny Hill), and we will melt down some Spongebob Squarepants. Join this supremely weird class to see how it all unfolds.  



  • Bummer to see a course I'd been so excited about turn out to be so anticlimactic and surprisingly short. Perhaps if the walkthrough included more than one toy, or was at LEAST a toy with which the instructor was familiar, I'd be more inclined to recommend this to other people. Do not pay for this course, you might as well watch a couple hours' worth of YouTube videos instead.
  • I am a complete beginner to this topic and I enjoyed watching the free live stream of this course. It taught me enough to get started with some ideas, although I anticipate I'll have to follow up with other YouTube videos to ensure I understand enough for different kinds of toys and techniques. Thanks!
  • Course was okay. I was disappointed there wasn't more. I had a fairly good grasp of concept coming in and the class wasn't what I expected. Informative, yes, but very basic. Disagree with some of the methods prescribed and instructors inexperience with explaining bending. A cleaner video would help this class considerably.