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Circuit-Bending Part 2

By Rodrigo  //  Workshops  //  3 Comments

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Title: Circuit Bending Workshop
Location: MadLab
Description: If you’ve ever wanted to get into circuit-bending or DIY electronics in general, this circuit-bending workshop, presented by The Noise Upstairs, will give you an introduction into the art of bending. Over the course of two sessions you will learn some basic electronics and soldering, and end up with your very own circuit-bent toy!

Places are limited, so e-mail workshops@thenoiseupstairs.com to register now.

*You must provide the toy and components yourself.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2011-11-26
End Time: 16:00

Click here to download leaflet with info/details.

Circuit-bending is an electronic art which implements  creative audio short-circuiting. This renegade path of electrons represents a catalytic force capable of exploding new experimental musical forms  forward at a velocity previously unknown. Anyone at all can do it; no  prior knowledge of electronics is needed.  If you learn to solder and can drill a small hole to mount a switch in, you can circuit-bend. Everything else is a process of non-technical, routine experimentation in which various short-circuits are created in an attempt to alter the target device’s audio behavior.

During the course of this workshop, run by The Noise Upstairs and hosted by MadLab, you will go from having a basic electronic toy, to having a sophisticated circuit-bent instrument at the very end. In order to make sure that everyone has an exciting and interesting instrument at the very end we are limiting the target toys to ones that are tried and true, and will provide guaranteed results. In the leaflet we will provide you with a break down of the toys that we will be working with, along with part numbers for all the switches, knobs, and jacks we will be using from Malpin.
For those of you who came to our last workshop have a look at the leaflet where workshop director Rodrigo Constanzo has suggested the next step in your electronic instrument adventure if you want to do more than circuit bending another toy.
*You must provide the toy and components yourself.
Here are some pictures from the event.

 

  

3 Comments to “Circuit-Bending Part 2”

  • [...] Circuit-bending is an electronic art which implements  creative audio short-circuiting. This renegade path of electrons represents a catalytic force capable of exploding new experimental musical forms  forward at a velocity previously unknown. Anyone at all can do it; no  prior knowledge of electronics is needed.  If you learn to solder and can drill a small hole to mount a switch in, you can circuit-bend. Everything else is a process of non-technical, routine experimentation in which various short-circuits are created in an attempt to alter the target device’s audio behavior. During the course of this workshop, run by The Noise Upstairs and hosted by MadLab, you will go from having a basic electronic toy, to having a sophisticated circuit-bent instrument at the very end. In order to make sure that everyone has an exciting and interesting instrument at the very end we are limiting the target toys to ones that are tried and true, and will provide guaranteed results. In the leaflet we will provide you with a break down of the toys that we will be working with, along with part numbers for all the switches, knobs, and jacks we will be using from Malpin. For those of you who came to our last workshop have a look at the leaflet where workshop director Rodrigo Constanzo has suggested the next step in your electronic instrument adventure if you want to do more than circuit bending another toy. *You must provide the toy and components yourself. Click here to download leaflet with info/details [...]

  • [...] Click here to download leaflet with info/details [...]

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