Documented Hardware Mods

Originally added this to DIY Hardware Synths page, but then realized mods probably should probably be their own separate thing (and didn’t see a pre-existing page/thread).

CRT > Oscillograph

Via Cracked Ray Tube, this tutorial demonstrates how to hack into the deflection coil of a CRT television to create visualizations from audio sources. The process can be used as a music visualizer or a tool to sculpt lissajoustype visuals in the style of an oscilloscope.

Warning: contains information on opening, discharging, and modifying a cathode ray tube, which is an incredibly dangerous process. Use at your own risk and only if you are experienced with electronics.


Panasonic WJ-MX10 Luma Key Mod

Adds option to key with a video channel rather than only solid colors.

Solidex Excel 200 (Fritz Telegraph Mini)

Courtesy of BPMC, adds nice glitch effects to otherwise lame composite video processor.


Analog Video Transmitter

Electromagnet TV Hacking

Oscillographic TV Hacking

Check out the tutorials at

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I think this thread/info got subsumed into this more in-depth listing:

thanks @sean !

could you please help me here and confirm me if we can simply delete this page then?

if any content in this page is still missing in Diy_resources file system maybe could you please add it there and then confirm me so that I delete this page? you should be able to edit it

also useful would be if anyone could suggest 2-3 hashtags for Diy_resources file system and possibly a more descriptive title page

I’m not English mother tongue or versed in circuitry so these little things can become complicated to me…