Go Forth - Building your own cheap synth from Scratch
by Tom Schouten and Aymeric Mansoux
Go forth! Is ½ day workshop in which we show you how to build a cheap synth from scratch using CAT/PURRR. You start with building a serial connection, going with a 18F chip running the PURRR monitor, and a monitor application running in CAT. Once you've got that going, you are basically set, and ready to start programming.
-Give us access to the performer's mind, to the whole human instrument
-Programs are instruments that can change themselves
-Code should be seen as well as heard, underlying algorithms viewed as well as their visual outcome
-Live coding is not about tools. Algorithms are thoughts. Chainsaws are tools
Quick introduction to the principles of bending electronic toys with hands on exploration of circuits. How to integrate microcontrollers with circuitbent toys using digitally controlled switches. Parts available at the workshop.
A suneater (or solar engine) is a simple circuit, designed to gather energy from light. First the energy is stored in a capacitor and then released in bursts to drive a motor. In combination with the "solarsoundmodul" the suneater is the basic circuit in the "living particles" installations and workshops.