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Thursday, May 18 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Musical Pencil Synth Make-and-Take

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This workshop will reveal the electric DNA of the modular synth genome. Learn to breadboard a square wave oscillator from a single integrated circuit and then play your instrument by waving your hand over an electronic eye, or by drawing the sound with a musical pencil. Each attendee will walk out the door with a new synth in a brown paper bag. No prior electronics experience required.

** This workshop is free and open to the public as part of Moogfest’s The Joyful Noise of STEAM program, and is appropriate for middle school and older students. 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. 

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Elliot Inman

Elliot Inman has led workshops in electronics and creative coding at NC State and UNC on topics ranging from basic electronics and Arduino programming to Fast Fourier Analysis and the Internet of Things.  He developed and led the Musical Circuits series as Maker-in-Residence at UNC (spring 2016) and The Art of Making Data workshop series at NC State (fall 2016).  He has shared his own work at Maker Faires in Charlotte, Burlington, and... Read More →

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Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Art Institute Room 221 410 Blackwell St #200, Durham, NC 27701

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