Moog Music opens the 4th edition of the Circuit Bending Challenge, a contest intended for electronics and solder iron fans.
The Circuit Bending Challenge is an international contest for which participants must modify the circuit of a battery-powered electronic device (9V max) and transform it into a music instrument that will generate new and original sounds. The project must not cost more than $70, this price includes the device and components used for the circuit bending.
Along with the modded device, participants must also provide billing of the equipments, as well as step-by-step circuit bending instructions and pictures.
Circuit benders will have to upload on YouTube a video of their modded device with "Moog Circuit Bending Challenge 2014" as title and send the link of their video by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the same object as the video name. Participant can submit their projects until February 23rd, 2014. Note that the audio quality of the video will be taken into account by the jury.
3 finalist will be chosen by the Moog team on february 28th, 2014, they will receive two passes for the Moogfest that will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, on April 23-27, 2014, where they will present their creation at the Moog Factory. The visitors will then choose the winners who will receive a Moog Sub Phatty (1st prize), Moog Slim Phatty (second prize) and Moog Minitaur (3rd prize).
The contest is open worldwide, note that finalists residing outside of the US will have to pay their flight to Asheville.
Full details of the Circuit Bending Challenge are available at www.moogfest.com/circuit-bending.
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