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Random thoughts on circuit bent/bending, schematics, diagrams, techniques, speak & spell, speak & read, speak & math, ebay selling

Saturday, April 5, 2014


So it has been awhile.

I broke the blog for about 3 months after doing a one-click update using my hosting provider.  It was a pretty minor fix and I can’t believe it took me this long to get around to figuring it out.  But hey it’s fixed!

So much has changed for me in the past 5 years, but I am very happy and fulfilled right now.  I am very blessed.  All glory to God!

I still do circuit bending, not quite as much as I used to but it is still a business that I keep going.  So hit me up for a circuit bent speak if you are interested!



posted by fastmatt at 6:03 am  

Saturday, September 27, 2008

fastmatt featured on MTV’s ‘The How To Show’

In April 2008, I went to New York to film a short how-to video about circuit bending a speak & spell. The video is now posted on MTV’s website. Click here to see it!

posted by fastmatt at 3:50 am  

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New online store is now open!

circuit bent by fastmatt

I just flipped the switch on my zencart-based e-commerce site. Who will be the first person to buy a circuit bent device directly from me using the new site??

posted by fastmatt at 10:34 pm  

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

First post

Here’s my first step into the blogosphere.

Matt Burriola. Just your average nice guy/tech worker by day, DIY geek by night. Those who know me would describe me as quiet, steady, stoic, passionate (in a very controlled sort of way), perfectionistic, generous, stubborn, slightly funny. I work in the IT industry and love what I do.  When I am not at work, I can be found at home spending time with my family or working on various home projects. When time permits, I’ll be tinkering with my ’66 Volkswagen Beetle, circuit bending, or buying/selling on eBay.

My interests are varied, and tend to come and go in 6-year cycles.
- Computers – well this habit always stays around.
- Tinkering – with just about anything. These days, it’s Volkswagens, air tools, and speak & spells.
- Volkswagens – used to have a 1967 VW Bug but sold it in 2006.  Now I drive a 1966 Bug.
- eBay – this is where my play money comes from.
- Carputers (car-based computers). I once installed a Mac Mini in the glove box of my Mazda 3.  I eventually grew tired of dealing with it so I ripped it out and put the stock head unit back in.  I now just use an iPhone interface to play my tunes in the car.
- Music – I play saxophone – every Sunday at church.  I also am slowly trying to learn guitar.
- RC Sailplanes (gliders). Haven’t done this in a few years.

I’m probably one of the last 300 internet citizens to create a blog, but better late then never.

My purpose here is to share what I’m up to, what I’m thinking/looking at, random cool things I’ve found, new things I’ve created/for sale, stuff like that.
I might also be sharing a few schematics or diagrams of circuit bending, tips, tricks, etc.
If you’ve read all this then I’m honored – thanks for your time.

posted by fastmatt at 10:31 am  

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