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Check out this class to learn how to make your own instrument using conductive paint!
Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of DIY instruments - but only recently did we stumble across the idea of drawing your own electric instruments. This is a concept we’ll be exploring in a new class, aptly named “Drawing the Electric Synth with Sam Jacoby from MIT.”
In this class, which is taught by Sam Jacoby from MIT Media Labs (you can check out his website here), you will explore using conductive inks and other materials to create unique, interactive musical instruments. You’ll learn the basics of embedded microcontroller programming and circuit design, while crafting miniature synthesizers.
There is no experience necessary—but it’d certainly be helpful if you’re interested in crafts, drawing, sound, and learning new ways of making electronics. The class will take place on April 6, 2013 at SparkFun Electronics headquarters in Boulder, Colo. and will start at 9:00 am and last until 5:00 pm (with a one hour break for lunch).
To learn more and to sign up, check out the class listing! Hope you’ll join us!