Aug 25, 2015
Surface-mount is the new black. Learn about component package sizes, footprints, soldering techniques and how to troubleshoot hand-soldered surface-mount boards. In this workshop participants will assemble the SoundSpark board by SenseBridge, using a variety of surface-mount soldering tools and techniques. This is a rare chance to learn a highly sought after skill in a group setting!
Aug 8 - 9, 2015
Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work. This workshop, geared to artists, is for those new in electronics, or for those who need a refresher. Keeping math at a minimum, you will learn the basics of electricity starting with Ohm’s Law, and work your way up to building simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs. You will learn how to interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices. Fear not: math will be kept to a minimum in this workshop.
Jul 30, 2015
Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console! In collaboration with Maker Festival.
Jul 27, 2015
In this workshop you will learn how to scan an object using the NextEngine 3D scanner, work with the NextEngine software, modify the model and export it for 3D printing. This event is a Satellite Event of Maker Festival. All participants will receive a Member rate ($45) for this workshop.
Jun 30, 2015
Rhinoceros is a powerful 3D modelling software that can be used for many applications. In this introductory workshop you will learn to navigate Rhino 5 and create 3D models that can be exported for printing.
Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translateNURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.
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Jun 25, 2015
signalJam~ is an event for live coding audio compositions for users of Max MSP or Pure Data. This event is all about play, experimentation and improvisation. This is not a workshop, rather it is a creative play space for all levels of skill!
This event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $10. To track enrollment, please register ahead of time.
Rules of signalJam~:
Because of the open nature of this live coding session, we need to set some perimeters to ensure that it is fun and accessible for everyone.
Jun 23, 2015
Have you still not used a 3D printer yet? We've got two new Ultimaker 2 3D printers and a NextEngine 3D scanner in the studio, so you should learn to 3D model so you can 3D print. In this workshop you will be introduced to 3D modelling using 123D software, and learn the design rules for 3D printing, how to prepare your files, choose filaments, and set up the 3D printer to print (you'll print, too!).
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Jun 11 - 18, 2015
This is an exciting time for electronically produced sounds because the lines between instrument, environment, gesture, and performance are all mixing into a pumping aural cocktail. In these workshops you will learn basic approaches and techniques used to create interactive and generative sonic experiences. This is ideal for participants looking to create interactive audio installations or learn some nifty tricks to enhance their audio performances with technology.
Part 1: Introduction to Max For Live and MSP
May 28, 2015
Custom electronics allows you to create unique interfaces and experiences for your interactive installations. Learn how to approach electronics projects from a graphical flow programming approach. Connect switches and sensors to Audio and Video, or control output like LED's based off of audio and video events!
Materials: We'll loan you an Arduino for the workshop, which you're welcome to purchase at the end of the workshop if you like.