The 4060 excels in the creation of unique signals and sequences, which it perpetrates using a programming approach that involves affixing components directly into its patchboard. It can behave as a self-contained sound generator or as a complex control signal generator.
The device is inspired by an RC-oscillator example from the CD4060 datasheet, albeit with the addition of a “starve” potentiometer as found in some circuit bent designs. It ship with a bag of components intended to facilitate experimentation. Just hook it up to a standard 9V battery and it’s good to go!
Stand alone sound generator: plug in to your amp or headphones (start with low volume!)
Synth control: send CV, clock and gate signals to your synth and from the synth to 4060
Bipolar signal generator: TRS connector ground can be set to any signal (internal jumper)
Circuit bending: trigger toy buttons and modulate pitch with the signals
Electronics lab: generates 10 bits of test signal usable in various projects
Sound manipulation: feed amplified signals to 4060 and output them with a no-fi flavor
Light sequencing: connect single- or multicolored LEDs straight or via a driver
Drive micro motors directly (internal 180R starve resistor must be shorted) or with a driver
Combine above uses and keep everything in the same fluctuating sync