Fig. G: The Moof Tronic connected to the computer via
the Picaxe serial programming cable. Fig. H: Uploading
the Moof Tronic code to the Picaxe.
9. Test and glue.
Fit the 9V battery into the battery clip, and test
that the device works. Start making noise with the
Moof Tronic by touching any pin from 5 to 12 of the
IC socket with the stylus. If you also touch the small
antenna with your finger, the pitch of the sound
changes, and quickly goes up and down.
Once it’s all working correctly, fill the bottom
section of the IC socket with glue from the hot glue
gun. This stabilizes all the little wires and keeps
them from breaking off (Figure J).
10. Go nuts.
One of the best things about the Moof Tronic is that
the software can easily be changed, reprogrammed,
and tested on the hardware in a matter of minutes.
So once you’ve built the hardware, go crazy hacking
some new sounds!
See a video of the Moof Tronic in action at
Fig. I: Program upload done. Fig. J: Protecting the
connections with hot glue.