As you would expect, there were plenty of great kits for sale and we picked up a few including the Pico Paso by Bleep Labs. The Pico Paso kit is a light controlled analog noise machine and is based on the Atari Punk Synth concept. It is powered by a 9V battery.
|NJ2X's Pico Paso kit opened and ready to be built|
|NJ2X's finished build of the Pico Paso kit|
This is a fun little kit to build and play with after construction. We fed the 1/4" mono audio out from the Pico Paso to our vintage Fender Champ amp using a standard guitar cable and it sounded amazing. The kit is not designed to work with headphones.
By manipulating the knobs, buttons, and photocells, all manner of interesting sounds could be created from tweeting bleeps to house rumbling oscillations. We highly recommend this kit for anyone interested in kit building and having fun with knob-twisted synthesized sonic mayhem.
Good DX and 73, NJ2X
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