I hold a number of different workshops where the participants build and learn about electronics and sound.
A workshop can last anywhere between one hour and several days , and tailored to suit the participants age and ability. From un-initiated 11- year-olds to more experienced electronics hobbyists, the primary goal is always to teach the participants a set of skills with witch they can experiment and explore further. We avoid unnecessarily complicating things, and focus on play rather than theory and maths. For those who are interested, more in-depth information about the theory of what we are doing is always readily available. I have held workshops in schools, at festivals and a variety of different venues. Building MIDI controllers, random music generators, drumming robots and programming software and hardware.
Below are some examples of the various workshops available. Click the Images for more info on the different workshops.
We build a basic light sensitive drone-synth using a 40106 hex inverter chip. The entire circuit is assembled on a solderless breadboard, so no soldering required. This workshop focuses on experimentation and play and the participants modify and create their own unique bleepy-bloopy noisemaker. With plenty of tips and tricks to get more interesting sounds. The participants can later take whatever they have built home with them for fun and further experimentation. The video below (in Norwegian) shows the concept that the workshop will be based around. The idea behind the whole workshop, is to show the audience that electronics aren’t necessarily so complicated and inaccessible as they may seem. Once we’ve learned enough to scrape at the surface, and to avoid dangers like hazardous electrocutions and huge explosions, we can experiment and google our way to the most fantastic inventions
This is acrazy bloopy mind-altering drone synth built using a printed circuit board and a soldering iron. Blinky lights and outrageous sounds help participants learn to solder and build this fantastic bleeping cmos noise synth that boasts four light-controlled pulse -wave oscillators one of witch has sync and two LFOs that modulate the oscillators via LEDs. Its fantastic fun to play with. Depending on the age and experience of the participants this typically takes 1-2 hours. I can tailor the printed circuit board for each workshop and can include your logo or image.