Man makes walkie-talkie Theremin
28th Oct 2008 | 12:28
Feedback can be your friend
Ingenious musician Gordon Charlton has come up with a novel way of producing Theremin-style sounds, and all he requires is a pair of walkie-talkies.
Charlton has posted a video of his 'invention' on YouTube – he simply turns the handsets on and moves them closer together and further apart. The pitch of the feedback that's created changes accordingly.
That's all there is to it, really – there's no circuit-bending or other modification involved in this. Gordon uses a pair of Binatone Latitude 150 walkie-talkies (pictured below) that you can pick up for less than £20, but presumably, any model would do.
Next: making an analogue synth out of a food processor.