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DorkbotPDX is pleased to announce a hands-on, interactive, one of a kind creative workshop dedicated to the art of circuit bending.
"Circuit bending" is the creative rewiring and short circuiting of battery powered audio devices in order to alter and create new sounds. The application of circuit bending techniques to children's toys and electronic musical instruments often yields unintentional and interesting results. As an art, circuit bending has a low bar of entry (little or zero electronics experience is required) and a low cost (most devices are inexpensive and readily available).
Workshop attendees will be given a brief background on the subject and will be shown common techniques and precautions. Attendees will be guided through the hands-on dismantling and circuit bending their own circuit bent instrument.
Seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to guarantee a spot. Unreserved slots will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis on the day of the workshop.
For more information and details, please visit the Haywire Circuit Bending wiki page.
Attendees are not required to bring any tools and supplies, but it is strongly encouraged. Resources will be limited and only made available on a first-come first-serve basis. If possible, we recommend that workshop participants bring the following:
DorkbotPDX is the Portland incarnation of Dorkbot -- people doing strange things with electricity. Dorkbot is usually a gathering of like-minded geeks and artists who share a collective desire to abuse electrons.
Jason Plumb (Portland, OR) is an engineer and artist who has been building and repurposing circuits and electronics for about 15 years. He maintains web-based documentation of his electronic exploits at noisybox.net and releases audio recordings as Infiltration Lab.