Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Creative Colony (in The World building in Silver Spring)
This one-time workshop is for those with any and all skill-sets to fabricate a simple contact microphone out of a piezo disk. You will learn how to solder and create the contact microphone to amplify objects (much like a pick-up microphone does for a violin or saxophone through vibration). We will also have a collective and open discussion about soldering practices, previous knowledge [or non-knowledge!] of soldering, how individuals learned soldering [if they already have the skills], and why we may feel it’s an important skill-set to have.
Workshop attendees are invited to bring in scrap metal, e-waste materials, wooden objects, apples, paper, slinkies, etc. to amplify and make into instruments. This is meant to be a fun, creative project, where attendees will take away simple soldering skills. Participants may take their contact mics home.
Pay-what-you-can for materials, from $1 to $15.
Please RSVP on our Meetup page.