When most people see the picture to the left they see a child’s toy, what circuit benders see is a potential musical instrument. Circuit bender’s reappropriate household items to create otherworldly sounds never intended by their manufacturers. This weekend a bevy of accomplished benders and novices alike will take part in the annual Bent Fest, a celebration of the art of circuit bending. The festival includes both workshops and concerts where artists perform using their homemade instruments. For a complete schedule and more info check out the Fest’s official website here.