Originally this was just an ordinary "Tinky
Winky" Tele Tubby toy cellphone with a build in flashlight.
But after undergoing som creative electronic brainsurgery it has
now risen from the operationtable in the shape of FrankenTubby.
The electronic guts were a simple 'Black Blob' board, with no extra
components to tamper with circuit-bendingwise. But I discovered
that when the switch for the flashlight, on the left arm, was pushed
to a certain point the sound got played very slowly, due to to low
supply of electricity to the blob.
Pitch/speed: A suitable potentiometer was implanted,
letting the choke-effect be controlled rather precisely. For fine
tuning of the speed/pitch range of the headmounted potentiometer,
a trimmer is placed inside FT's right arm. One day I might make
it accessible from the outside.
LED-eyes: The potentiometer is placed where the flashlight
used to be. As a compensation for the amputated flashlight FrankenTubby
has got a pair of spooky green LED-eyes and,
Line out: as the finishing touch, a line-out jacksocket
was mounted in the tubbys head.
The sound example is spliced from two recordings, made from line-out
through a mixer. Afterwards it was slightly EQ'ed (bass boost) and