In this 2 hour workshop, we will take a handful of wires and resistors and create cacophonous bleeps and bloops. We will work through three basic circuits, making simple square wave oscillators, elevate to 8-bit sounding tones, and graduate to a simple sequencer that you can use for live performances, public installations and any other sound-related projects. This hands-on workshop will provide tips and tricks for making your own instruments or interactive noise machines, with time to experiment and customize as you learn about electronics and sound. Prepare to get noisy and loud.
You don’t need to have any electronics experience to participate! Materials and instructions will be included, and I guarantee that anyone will be able to walk out of this workshop with something pleasantly squealing and shrieking. For some examples of what we will be doing and what you can make with it, check out the following projects:
Simple oscillator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfKNHV9t8so
Noise throwie video: https://vimeo.com/170982090
Photocell Theremin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTR4gMSZ4hE
For more information on this workshop, visit https://github.com/aquietlife/colorfulwaves
Suggested total donation: $50[$35 for cost of materials, +$10-20 sliding donation for workshop]