We're on a kit kick-- our Loud Objects "Noise Toy" arrived a few days ago, followed immediately by a couple of Thing-a-ma-kits!
The Noise Toy took no time to solder together (it's as easy to build as it is to play) and comes recommended. $15. Sounds great. Can't lose.
We're off to California for a week to visit little Mason and to record with an abbreviated version of Thee Iran-Contras. Look for Thing-a-ma-pics (sorry) when we get back. Bleep bloop bleep.
In the meantime, take a look at Make's Noise Toy semi-mod video and their intro to reprogramming its sounds. Fun stuff!