Experiments in circuit bending of old Nintendo machines & live performance at Animateka festival:
• First I try to bend NES Famicom, to create 16bit random graphics
I soldered wires on video RAM chips and route them to breadboard for future modification:
On this image I try to connect it to external synth Novadrone (by Casper electronics) to give an image some modulation and rhitmic movement
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When sadly realising I fried my friends’ FamiCom, because I was too ambitious and try to connect vram chips with other chips I was in a hunt for another machine.
I got another SNES, because I had visual performance at the night the same day.
Vram chips are a bit smaller, but logic is the same.
This time I decided to protect other chips with tape, to avoid fatal mistakes.
• Public performance of these live visuals were presented at Animateka’s Animated nights @Klub Gromka on Metelkova 28.nov after amazing “Groovy Cartoon Session”(Dirty Hairy, Bakto)
Music: DJ Woo-D (Good Foot)
Graphics were controllable with manipulating circuit on breadboard with capacitors, resistors, light resistors, LED,…and with controlling(playing) of the video game.
Thanks to Peter from Casperelectronics
Reference (thanks): https://vimeo.com/7001965
For more info and colaborations do not hesitate to contact me: tilen(at)sepic.cc