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Saturday, May 20 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Build a Light Theremin

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Students age 10 - 18 build their own working Light Theremin Circuit from scratch. Using a solderless breadboard with the popular 555 timer chip and other basic electronic components, participants will have a hands-on experience that will encourage them to take on more complex projects like synthesizers, sequencers, and other signal-generating technology. Each student will get to take home their theremin kit for future experimentation! Past Moogfest instructor/presenter Dr. Blankenstein has worked closely with Kramden Institute to curate the kits for this year’s Light Theremin workshop.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for children & students ages 10 to 18. A festival ticket is not required to attend. 
** This workshop is limited in capacity and offered on a first come first served basis. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session. 
** Entrance is not guaranteed. 

Program Themes
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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the door opened to radical innovations in performance, creation, and control. These are boundless tools: from the first synthesizers to the... Read More →
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The Joyful Noise of STEAM

What we teach kids today inspires what they create tomorrow. Moogfest is dedicated to highlighting the joyful intersection of technology and the arts through experimentation, workshops, performance & conversation. We engage an all ages audience in hands-on programming designed to empower the next generation of inventors in the core disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art... Read More →

Talent
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Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute is a Durham, NC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students, families, and communities with the technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide. Our core program, Kramden Tech Scholars, awards free refurbished computers to low-income... Read More →
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Lile Stephens

Kramden Institute

Partners
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The Forest at Duke

Internationally accredited by CARF/CCAC, Fitch rated, and neighbor to the Duke University campus and medical center, The Forest at Duke is a vibrant, not-for-profit 501(c)3 continuing care retirement community. Over 800 residents from 38 different states have chosen to call The Forest home since its opening in... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
The Iron Yard 334 Blackwell St, B001, Durham, NC 27701

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