Circuit Bending

Yeno Speechcomputer

This curious, german language talking computer by Yeno looks like a jewel and its inside is also a treat. The speech synthesizer sounds beautifully electronic, similar to the iconic "Speak & Spell" or "Speak & Math" by Texas Instruments.

Yeno is a lot more intelligent, though, as his 50 (!) game code cards allow him to speak, compute and make music. The tasks are even quite challenging. For example: the solution to a math question may reach 9,999.

Like with the "Speak & Spell" toys, the sythesis architecture offers many possibilities to fool around, enabling the typical random loops and glide effects, but by all means demands a reset button.


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