Circuit Bending Workshop

Dates: Saturday, August 16, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At: Queens Museum


circuit_bendingCome and dive into the world of electronics, music, and art!

In this workshop you will learn the basics of circuitry, components and everything you need to know to start building your own machines with spare parts and no experience! You will start by learning how and when to use the proper tools and equipment, followed by group projects and work your way towards designing and building your own project. You will learn how to repurpose old unused electronics and “bend” them into other machines and gadgets. If you would like to learn more about electronics and how to control or rebuild them, or to make works of art, then this is the workshop for you.

Drew Blanke—a.k.a. Dr. Blankenstein—is a New York based hacker, inventor and music artist who makes electronic instruments out of everyday objects like toys, cards, repurposed electronics, and circuit bending. Out of his company he fabricates inventions which are both twisted and beautiful and are the perfect embodiment of the curiosity and inventiveness that drives hacker culture. Mr. Blanke has a background in Audio Engineering, Video Editing and Jazz Composition. He has performed live around the country and in 2012 he presented his Man Machine synthesizer to electronic music legends Kraftwerk at the Museum of Modern Art. Recently he lectured at Moogfest 2014 for Make Magazine with Mark Frauenfelder.

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