My name is Jeff, I'm with the circuit-bending rock band CMKT4. We
manufacture and sell bottle-cap contact microphones. Recently we have
introduced kits for building contact microphones our way and we have
started to teach workshops about the process we use to make them.
We are headed to San Francisco for the Maker Faire. Our tour route
will bring us near Seattle on May 27th. We were wondering if you
would be interested in hosting a contact microphone building workshop
at your hackerspace.
At our workshops, everyone who buys a kit ($15 per workshop attendee,
includes a kit; $10 apiece for additional kits) will learn to solder.
They will also work with hot glue, zip ties, shielded cable, a piezo
electric disc and recycled bottle-caps to make a fully functioning
Bottle-Cap Contact Microphone. These microphones pick up physical
vibrations and transduce the vibrations into an electrical audio
signal. Students are encouraged to bring instruments and found
objects to listen to through the microphones.
There is a dry-time involved in the materials we use, however, during
that time, we will put on a brief performance for the attendees. For
the performance, we will require the use of a PA.
Follow us on twitter @cmkt4.
Thank you for your consideration and keep in touch,
-Austin Cliffe, Jeff Cox, Zach Adams - CMKT 4