I know it's been a while since I've posted last, and I normally just chill around the lilfur board more often than any others, but this seems most appropriate here. But I definitely think that this is going to spark SOMEONE'S interest!
A lot of people have asked me "When you're cubbing out, what exactly do you do? Besides the obvious >.>". I usually tell them "I play with my toys, of course!"
Those of us who were born in the 80s and 90s, what was popular to buy your kids were electronic toys. They took up batteries (usually once the stock batteries died, the toy was set aside to gather dust), they were loud and obnoxious to parents and older siblings alike, and they weren't useful for much more than keeping kids entertained with sounds and lights (and sometimes lcd screens). I've kept my own (and my other sibling's) over the years and I've found new uses for them (not far from the flashing lights and loud sounds theory actually!)
I've been thrown headlong into the world of circuit bending! It's sort of a science/art hobby thing of mine, and it's tons of fun! The idea is that you open up one of these electronic toys, and connect points on the circuit board to achieve interesting effects. You then use electronic components to connect these points with switches, buttons, potentiometers and what-have-you to control these points contact! It works best on toys specifically intended to make sounds or music. I think it's probably the cubbiest adult-ish hobby that I have (considering that cubs can't solder!). I now have a reason to keep piles of kiddy toys laying around! Here's a picture of some of my favorites!
What do you guys think?