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Original Stylophone being played
The Dübreq Stylophone is a miniature stylus-operated synthesizer invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis. It consists of a metal keyboard played by touching it with a stylus — each note being connected to a voltage-controlled oscillator via a different-value resistor - thus closing a circuit. Some three million Stylophones were sold, mostly as children's toys.
The Stylophone was available in three variants: standard, bass and treble, the standard one being by far the most common. There was also a larger version called the 350S with more notes on the keyboard, various voices, a novel 'wah-wah' effect that was controlled by moving one's hand over a photo-sensor, and two stylii.
Rolf Harris appeared for several years as the Stylophone's advertising spokesman in the United Kingdom.
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And lets not forget how easy modern technology can make things, none of us own iphones and this is a far cry from what we are planning on doing but it illustrates a true point that we have many of resources at our disposal.