Open Electronics Workshops Continue Every Tuesday Night at 7pm at Civic Space


Every Tuesday night at 7pm at Civic Space, our open Electronics Workshops continue with host Paul Anderson.

They tackle basic electronics, micro-controllers, building guitar pedals and a binary clock, and a whole lot of other electronic magic.

It’s free and open to all skill levels. Come nerd it up with artists and electronically-minded thinkers and doers. No registration required!

New Workshop Series Starting in January: Building Electronics / Designing Originally


Starting on January 15, 2013, we’ll be offering a new workshop series for anyone and everyone interested in learning about electronics and  physical computing.

Hosted by Paul Anderson — a man of too many hobbies who holds the advanced qualification for ham radio in Canada, and has been working with electronics on and off since childhood — the workshops will offer a basic introduction to skill sets and then move into building a number of small projects together.

The first workshop will be covering the basic theory. Ohm’s Law, how current flows in a wire, what resistors are, how transistors and diodes work, etc.

With the second workshop, we’ll start playing with the Atari Punk Console circuit. We’ll start with a schematic, and build it using breadboards and experimenting. Eventually we’ll solder them together so they’re ready to be put in a project box.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but registration is required by January 9. Please use the form below to sign up.

We’re also working to get a hold of 10 electronics kits to play with over the course of the workshops — but these will be limited, so register ASAP!

Sorry, registration is currently on hold as we’ve filled up our available spots sooner than we thought! We’re going to see if we can expand them, in the meantime, please get in touch if you’re interested in attending.

Dispatches on Max Patches

Updates from Paul, as he works on the Max Patch for our window installation project, currently in R&D phase.

This is an image of the main patch in its larval form. Generates a filename with a time and date stamp and records audio to it with adjustable amplification. Next step is to make it upload the file, generate the tweet and then post the tweet. Then cleanup and putting a nice presentation face on it:)

Just put this subpatch together. It will be the patch that generates the filename for the audio to be uploaded. I’m going to feed the audio through a filter subpatch(right now it’s just a straight feed through), then use sfrecord~ to write it to a file on the disk using the filename generated by this subpatch.