The Olegtron* 4060 is a compact oscillator/divider box capable of creating unique signals and sequences through a revolutionary programming method of sticking components to it’s patchboard! The device can be used as a standalone sound generator that connects with a 3.5mm stereo jack output or to control a wide variety of machines, such as toys or synths with control voltage, clock or gate input. You can also use it as a test signal generator in your electronics lab, blink leds, drive small motors etc.
Using the 4060 doesn’t require any previous electronics skills, but experimenting with different components hepls you get the idea of how they works, and your programming can become more systematic. Name of the device comes from CD4060, which is an integrated circuit, or chip if you may. It belongs to the famous easy to utilize logic building blocks called 4000B-series. This series of logic chips dates back to the sixties but is still relevant in DIY. Olegtron* 4060 interfaces directly with 4000B-series. Olegtron* 4060 is based on the RC-oscillator example from CD4060 datasheet, with the addition of a starve potentiometer known from the world of circuit bending. The rest is just user interface design, highlighting of course the innovative patchboard that makes a good platform for experimenting.
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