Create an instrument for under $70 and you could win a Minimoog.
Moog has launched its sixth annual circuit bending challenge, with prizes for the three people that can create the most unusual music-making contraptions.
This year’s contest challenges entrants to circuit-bend a battery-operated device and circuit bend it into a new instrument on a total budget of $70 or less. Prizes include a Sub Phatty, Sub 37 and Minimoog Model D for the first prize winner.
To enter, contestants should upload a video of their instrument to YouTube and send an email to Moog with a bill of materials. The finalists will be chosen on April 4 and receive free tickets to Moogfest 2017, where the winner will be picked.
According to Moog: “A winner will be chosen on the basis of reliable functionality, creativity, craftsmanship, artistic appearance, overall sound, and the popularity of the device with the public.”
Last year’s winner was the Vola V-System, a video game-inspired sequencer with sound cartridges made from toys. Check it out below and find full contest rules and instructions on how to enter at the Moog website.