DIY Workshop / Faselunare
Prototyping and making musical instruments with Microcosmos
Price (Max. 14 participants): 5 €
Microcosmos is an open source platform based on the popular Teensy 4.1 Microcontroller, it's a small box with buttons, encoders, RGB leds, LCD Display, audio and midi connections. It was designed for musicians who want to create their own unique instrument but also for those who want to prototype new musical instruments and algorithms without having to worry about the hardware first. During the workshop in the first hour the system and its operation will be illustrated, an introduction to the FAUST programming language will be made and subsequently the users will design with us an algorithm to be played on the microcosmos. Attendees will be offered a discount to purchase the microcosmos when it becomes available for sale. Microcosmos is standalone, it needs a computer to be reprogrammed and powered.
Participants should have a laptop (any operating system) and an internet connection via their smartphone hotspot (mandatory to work with the Microcosmos tools). We are not sure if Superbooth can provide a wifi hotspot for this workshop.
Due to worldwide shortage of electronic components at the moment, it's unsure if Faselunare can offer DIY kits for sale. In any case the workshop will focus more of the programming side uf the platform.
The ticket covers the advance payment for the workshop, please bring your printed workshop ticket plus Superbooth ticket and enough cash to pay the rest here in the workshop area. (We possibly won't have small change!) Please note that you need a general Superbooth ticket to enter the location! A SB dayticket for any of the days will allow you to enter the workshop area on any other day.
We have some soldering irons and tools here. But if you have own stuff and want to use it, bring it! Do not forget your eye glasses if you need it for soldering. If you generally need recommendations for DIY tools, check this https://t1p.de/ctrk.