Join the members of the circuit-bent rock band CMKT4 for a workshop on building your very own EconoMIC Bottle Cap Contact Microphone (from Creme DeMentia). CMKT4 will show you how to solder up a piezo-electric pickup and house it sturdily in a recycled bottle-cap housing of their own design! Stick around for a set from the band as the tool-handle dip on your freshly built contact microphone dries.
CMKT4 is also going to offer their Build a Bending Buddy workshop. Attendees should bring simple electronic toys that make fun noises for experimentation. There will be some examples of some already bent toys and a little show and tell/performance. CMKT4 will provide literature on how to wire up different bends and ICs, for which the Bending Buddy will be good preparation.
Additional take-home kits and other surprises will be available, come build a mic and see and hear some of the circuit-bent instruments you’ve read about on www.GetLofi.com up close. Bring your own instruments and objects to amplify!
The Contact Mic workshop will be $15 and the Bending workshop will be $20. You can do both for $30. Additional kits will be on sale for $10, and there will be fully assembled mics in several varieties for sale as well. We’ll have some other fun goodies also. Interested onlookers are encouraged to donate if they don’t want to build a kit.
CMKT 4 are Austin Cliffe, Zach Adams, and Jeff Cox. The circuit-bent/rock trio has made it their mission to leave no hackerspace behind on their way to their next Maker Faire; they want to bring new devices, sounds, and ideas to your town. They are constantly working to make new and interesting devices and music.
The workshop is from 1-6PM on Saturday January 28th, 2012. We hope to see you there making some noise with us!
A time lapse video complied from the Milwaukee Makerspace CCTV system. 7 hours of video compressed into 4 minutes. All events took place between 4:30 and 11:30 PM Thursday, September 29, 2011.
- Rich welding
- Chris and Rich working on their electric cars
- Chris driving his electric car in and out of the shop
- Tom, Adam, and Royce working in Diptrace
- Bret, Rich, Royce, and Adam blacksmithing items with the forge
- Various people working on misc. projects and chatting
- Royce, Brant, and Adam etching and tin-plating circuit boards
- Pete working on his Makerbot 3D printer
We here at the Makerspace are always looking for ways to reach out and raise awareness in the community of our existence. When an opportunity like Made in Milwaukee comes along, how can you pass that up. We will be at this festival (click image above for more info) all day showing off our inspiring creations and supervising hands-on maker activities. So please stop by our tent and show us some love!
Friday, June 3rd is Bay View Gallery Night: The Milwaukee Makerspace is hosting our own artists, and artists from Bay View Arts Guild to show their work. We have over 20 confirmed artists, plus two bands and more! Stop by the Makerspace between 6pm and 10pm!
Janet Falk / fiber
Karen Costello / jewelry – recycled stuff
Terry Nichash / photography
Ian Pritchard / photography
Donna Pogliano / jewelry
Cali Thomas / paintings
Anita Burgermeister – paintings
Stan Doty – wood carving
Erich Ebert – poetry & installation
Brent Bublitz – sculpture
Jackie Steffen – illustrationsc
Kevin Bastyr – sound sculpture
Pete Prodoehl – drawing robots
Matt Neesley – sculpture
Amanda Endries – collage
Jason Gessner – interactive audio
Matt Gauger – interactive audio
Ross Oldenburg – interactive audio
Dani Schmidt – Vase Sculpture
Bill Arthur – Painting
Lisa Sim – jewelry
We also have two bands playing: Makerspace’s own Ross Oldenburg in his band The Plane to Lisbon, followed by Steve Cohen.
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