Bored by normal instruments? Uninspired by laptops?
Learn how to add extra wiring to battery-operated toys to make them bleep with anticipation, howl with excitement and transcend their blinky light allowance at this workshop led by Nikki Pugh, commissioned by SoundNetwork and supported by STATIC Trading Co.
Saturday July 9th, 11:00 – 6:00
£30 £25, includes instruction, all materials for the three projects ...and cake! Payment is in advance via PayPal (you can pay by card if you don’t have a PayPal account).
This is a great opportunity to take advantage of a subsidised workshop - a rare bargain for a full day workshop with kit. Tickets are strictly limited and will be released at 11am on Friday June 24th. Don't miss out!
Over three projects we will learn the basics of circuit bending – modifying the circuits in battery-operated toys to produce new sounds:
- Use potentiometers and light dependent resistors to change speed and pitch
- Add in blinky lights
- Use short circuits to distort sounds
- Add body contacts to distort sounds
- Loop sounds
- Add audio output sockets so you can make those distorted bleepy noises LOUDER
The workshop includes instruction (we’ll teach you how to solder if you don’t already know) and all the materials you need (feel free to bring your own soldering equipment and wire cutters etc if you don’t want to share).
Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Be aware that it's a long day and we’ll be using soldering irons and power tools, so it’s probably not suitable for children under about 9 years old.
The workshop will be led by Nikki Pugh and Ross Dalziel.
If you have any queries, please contact Nikki.
SoundNetwork support emergent sound, technology and new music based artistic practice in the North West of the UK and beyond. This project and SoundNetwork are kindly supported by PRS Foundation for Music and Arts Council England.
When & Where
nikki pugh works across Art, Science and Technology on a variety of different creative projects.
She's run workshops and events in hackspaces, in schools and in the streets.
Turns out she also quite likes bleepy noises :)