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bottlecap contact microphones

Circuit-Bending Hackerspace Rock Band, CMKT 4, is doing a workshop Wednesday, May 9th, 7-9:PM building contact microphones in conjunction with Quelab. These microphones are powerful enough to do whatever you want, and accessible enough for all skill levels. Plus, they’re made out of bottle caps, which is just awesome. It’s a DIY electronics project that leaves you ready to do other projects, too. Register at any hacknight or through Eventbrite.

Workshop attendees will learn how to solder/improve existing soldering skills, work with recycled materials, and develop a basic understanding of piezoelectricity. The process involves a 45 minute dry-time, during which CMK4 will entertain the workshop attendees with a live performance. Additional kits and microphones will be available for purchase, as well.

There will be a separate members-only event later in May. If you’re interested, please contact us about details!

See them in action on YouTube.


Photos from the workshop can be seen here, And Wookie (Ready handed Media) took some video.)

Video of the Day: The New Sound of Music

Great BBC documentary from 1979 following the development of recorded music, from the earliest barrel organs through to analogue synthesizers and electronic music. As an added bonus for my fellow Whovians, there are a couple of segments showcasing the technology behind the making Doctor Who’s sound effects and theme song! Part 1, shown above has some great footage of early player pianos; those of you who have followed us for a while know we are fans of the player piano. Links to the rest: Part 2 Part 3 Part 4