IMPORTANT UPDATE: (2009-03-30) The workshop is now full. – Andrew
Okay electronics and music enthusiasts, it’s time to get out your soldering irons! (or buy one if you don’t have one yet) We’re going to build Theremins! (no experience required) If you’re not familiar with this amazing musical instrument, check out the following video of Clara Rockmore, or read the Wikipedia page.
We’re going to build a design by the late great Robert Moog. The circuit is excellent, easy to build, and you’ll end up with a professional-quality instrument on par with any commercial model. This is a great opportunity to learn some soldering and electronics skills and build a unique project. We’re going to provide kits since many of the parts are hard to find and expensive in single quantities. Here are the important details:
- Andrew Kilpatrick will lead the group
- Members and non-members are invited to take part – no electronics experience is necessary
- A maximum of 6 spaces are available this time around
- 4-6 workshops on Wednesday nights to build the project (extra time available as needed)
- Parts and supplies will cost approx. $120 – Please pay in advance to reserve your space.
- includes quality parts, PCBs, power supply, connectors, controls
- includes an acrylic laser-cut control panel (your choice of colour!)
- doesn’t include a wooden enclosure – we can build some here if someone wants to help
- Andrew is designing an optional amplified speaker which you can build for approx. $50
Please email Andrew: hacklab-mail at andrewkilpatrick.org to express your interest and reserve a space. Once we have six people signed up and paid up we’ll get the parts and start building. Andrew will mail participants with more details.