Moogfest Circuit Bending Challenge

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    Enter the Second Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge!

    Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog, who considered himself a geeky, socially awkward kid with a passion for electronics and music, started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps and three note organs in his basement workshop with his father - the rest is history. In celebration of this creative curiosity, we've teamed with Moog Music Inc. to sponsor the Second Annual Circuit Bending Challenge. We've just got to see what all those that lick and stick, modify signals and jump traces are capable of. It's like an addiction.

    How to Enter:

    1. Procure a battery-powered sound-making device.

    2. Bend it by any means necessary.

    3. Document the bend process and outcome with video and audio (required). The better you document, the better we can judge. All videos must be uploaded by MIDNIGHT EST on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

    4. Upload the video to YouTube and tag it with "moog music circuit bending competition 2011" and "Moogfest 2011".

    5. Shoot an email to with the subject line "Moog Circuit Bending Challenge 2011" and the link to your entry on YouTube.

    The top 3 contestants will be chosen as finalists on Friday, September 23, 2011 and win weekend passes to Moogfest 2011 as well as a Moog merch package. At Moogfest the 3 finalists will be given a workstation in the Moogaplex, the same toy and the same bag of tools (which includes a soldering iron, wire, switches, potentiometers of varying degrees, resistors, capacitors, heat shrink, bread boards, diodes, plus more surprises). Each finalist will have from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 to bend the toy at their workstations. Grand prize winner will be chosen by a Moog Music Engineer at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.

    Grand Prize:
    The grand Prize winner receives a Moog Pedal Board which includes one of each Moogerfooger (MF-101 Low Pass Filter, MF-102 Ring Mod, MF-103 Phaser, MF-104Z Analog Delay, MF-105M Midi MuRF, MF-107 ) and a Multi-Pedal (MP-201).

    Be sure to check out all the fine print here and then get bending. Seriously, go!