Originally designed by DIY electronics guru Forrest Mims III as the “Stepped Tone Generator”, the Atari Punk Console is one of the most famous and recognizable Lo-Fi synth circuits ever. Using a single 556 dual timer IC with minimal part count, the Atari Punk Console circuit is a solid, time-tested noise generator capable of outrageous square wave madness!
- Low part count = easy build for beginners!
- Dual power supplies: use a 9V battery or save money on batteries with an AC Adapter rated at 5-12V 200mA Center Negative polarity. DC Jack allows for power switching so that battery power is only enabled when there is no AC Adapter plugged in.
- Control Voltage (CV) input allows step sequencers and waveform generators to expand the sonic capabilities of the Atari Punk Console from drone to arpeggio-like dynamism. Use any variable voltage source from 0-Supply Voltage for some glitchy goodness!
- 3 potentiometer controls – Pulse Width and Frequency contour the tone.
- The Atari Punk Console PCB is designed here at Synthrotek and manufactured to high-quality specs by our friends at Imagineering here in the USA! Silkscreen layer helps you place components onto the Atari Punk Console PCB with minimal effort.