Ash’s Electronics class wound down last Wednesday, but that’s no reason to stop soldering!
Elliot will be trying to make a bridged, push-pull amplifier out of a couple of LM386s. (There’ll be plenty for experimenting, if you feel like helping out or making one for yourself.)
Otherwise, come on by and just get yer hack on.
A more detailed report will follow, I’m sure, as soon as the adrenaline fades and naps are taken.
Also, there are more pictures in this Flickr Set.
http://www.nem-electronicafest.com/, featuring a whole slew of Balimore/DC local artists and electronic-music instrument makers. (For instance, http://www.ciat-lonbarde.net/) It’s going to be good.
And for HacDC’s part, we’re putting on a build-your-own-simple-synth workshop. If you made it to the space last Thursday, you have a good idea of how it goes (and probably saw a variable resistor made out of grape soda and a pencil!). If not, come help out anyway, and we’ll show you the ropes. It’s a very basic setup, but there’s tons of room for creativity.
For the workshop crowd: gates open at 10am in Lithincum MD, which means our caravan needs to leave HacDC at 8:30am. If you’re able to drive, we have a few folks who need rides, so please swing by the space.
It’ll be a fun day, a good opportunity for community outreach, and volunteers get in free. Can’t beat that with a stick! See you all bright and early tomorrow morning.
And as if electronica-fest weren’t enough, if you’ve still got any residual electro-music hankerings, the Sonic Circuits pre-season opens up at Pyramid Atlantic later Saturday night. http://dc-soniccircuits.org/ for info. If you came to the Dave Vosh synth-toys demo/lecture at HacDC, you’ll note that he’s playing his real rig tomorrow night.
HacDC is running a build-a-simple-noisemaker-synth workshop at Electronica Fest (http://www.nem-electronicafest.com/).
Come help test-run the kits and/or work on embellishments. The kit is a fun and easy blank-slate for your electro-acoustic creativity. Let’s see where we can take it.
Thursday night, Aug 27, starting around 7:30 pm — going until we’re out of brain-juice (or whenever).