AUDIO LASER

This experiment investigates how audio can be transmitted through the air. The signal is overlapped with the laser beam (analog circuit) and then picked up by a solar panel. The solar panel is connected to a simple amplifier that drives a loudspeaker. Klick the link below to watch the video on Instagram.

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TINKER TEC GIRLS

In this electronics and prototyping workshop we solder an amplifier and a simple synthesizer circuit. The housing is of laser cut wood, the knobs are made by 3D printer. Learning how to make things yourself is the goal.

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COLABOR MODUL

Soundlab is one of the 24 +Colabor modules that offer the opportunity to practice other disciplines and media, reflect on design processes in depth and learn new methods. In this specific SoundLab module, students build an electronic instrument, explore its sonic universe, and share their results with others.

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DEVOUR V4

Feedback loops was made with piezo elements, solar panel, coil, neon light, fx pedal, chaos synths and other stuff. This performance was shown as a prelude to the SoundLab Module 2022 at HSLU D&K.

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RESONATE

You can’t teach competencies, you have to acquire them yourself. This is how I understand my task as teacher: to invite, inspire and support the participants in their projects. The main goal is to create an optimal learning environment for everyone and to tune them into their own frequencies so that an orchestra sounds.

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SOLAR CV

These solar cells produce a voltage of 0-5 volts. These are very suitable to be used as control voltage (CV) in the Modular Synthesizer. For example, a changing light source can influence a filter (VCF), the pitch of an oscillator (VCO) or the volume of an amplifier (VCA). When an autonomous patch is influenced by external sensors, it is also called an interactive generative system.

Another possibility is to feed the solar cell directly into an audio amplifier. Then e.g. the frequencies of LED’s can be made audible. Click the link below to watch an example.

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DEVOUR

At this live performance, which lasted about 30 minutes, a contact microphone was attached to a fluorescent tube. The sound was processed with effects and mixed live with field recordings.

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CHAOS AMP

There are two different circuits in two cubes connected with a cable. Chaos are two oscillating circuits that modulate each other. The pitch can be manipulated by a photoresistor (LDR), and the pulse width by a potentiometer. The second potentiometer is used to set the voltage that supplies current to the oscillating circuit. This allows you to create versatile and very interesting sound. The other circuit is a simple amplifier with a speaker.

We built these cubes in the + TINKER TEC GIRLS + workshop at HSLU. For more information klick the link below.

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DIY MICROSCOPE

We take apart a disused webcam and turn the lens so that we get a macro lens. Then we build a stage from laser cutting parts and mount the modified webcam. In no time at all we have a wonderfully functioning DIY microscope, which invites you to dive into the wonderful world of the microcosm and document your discoveries directly on your computer.

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