Circuit Bending for Kids and Adults
Instructor: Philip Fischer, Michal Wlodkowski, Erkin Bayirli
Date: Thursday, 26. May 2011 10-13h and 14-17h (these are two separate sessions)
Duration: half-day (3h) per session
Max Participants: 15 per session
Target Audience: Everyone who likes to play. Groups (e.g. school classes) are ask to register a few days ahead.
Your Skill Level: You can be completely unexperienced in computers and electronics
What to Bring: Nothing in particular, just bring some stuff you always wanted to play with. We also have parts to build some nice & little junkbots!
In this workshop we will show you how to make simple beginner junk devices. We will toy with the constraints & ressources of gadgetry and modify them for some 'artistic' purpose.
In this workshop we will show you how to build & modify gadgets and how to turn them from plain nuisance to a tool of glitchy, noisy, speedy
awesomeness. The techniques shown range from pretty easy to advanced - so the workshop is suited for the unexperienced as well as the experienced in electronics. All you need is the willingness to make mistakes, repeatedly pop batteries in and out in order to reset things after crashing the processor, and a desire to make cool new stuff.
FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN STUFF TO MODIFY
Kids, bring your old junk!
- toys that are colorful, make noise, blink or move
- walkmen, cassette recorders, portable cd players
- children electric sound toys (these really annoying ones - best is Fisher Price!)
- Old computerparts: cdroms, outdated scanners and printers
- outdated cell phones
- solar calculators, solar tools
- and your old toothbrush :)