Make This Sweet Atari Punk Recipe Box for the Holiday Season


So maybe you don’t have enough time to do this before Thanksgiving, but I can’t think of a cooler way to keep your recipes than this Atari Punk recipe box. From Make:

Hey, you want to make some chunky 8-bit music? In a recipe box? With Atari paddles? Using a Dremel tool? We thought you might. The “Atari Punk Console” is the name given to the wonderfully retro-sounding stepped tone generator, designed by hobby electronics pioneer Forrest M. Mims III. It is a 556-based timer circuit oscillator that generates a square wave. More importantly, it sounds like Atari 2600 music and is fun to build into a cool enclosure.

That’s pretty sweet.

[Make an Atari Punk Recipe Box]

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