Saturday, February 10, 2007

felt+circuits workshop

sundays from 2pm – 5:30pm (with a break)
march 11 – april 1 (four meetings)
guided by k.cain and b.crabtree

combining craft and technology, create your own noisey synthesizer creature from scratch including all the steps for hand-making naturally dyed felt and etching circuit boards.

we will:
– make plant based dyes and simple mordants
– felt and dye wool provided by happy and healthy sheep
– design circuit schematic and layout in software
– print to film, transfer to board, etch copper in watery bath
– drill holes, assemble and solder circuits
– sew completed circuits into small felt creatures

etched circuit boards are much more durable and reliable than hand-wired projects. they allow you to fabricate many identical parts quickly. they also look very pretty. we’ll be using free software and cheap, accessible materials.

bring a laptop (for circuit layout).

materials provided

limited to 12 students


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