HACKART

WEEK 1

INTRO TO CIRCUIT BENDING

  • Power Supplies
  • DC to DC converter (step down converter)
  • Exploring circuit boards while they are powered
  • Using your hand as a resistor
  • Add a variable resistor in series with the clock resistor
  • Add a switch to bridge pads

WEEK 2

CIRCUIT BENDING AND PRACTICAL HACKS

  • Hacking USB devices to interface with software
  • Connecting sensors and components to bent circuits
  • Adding outputs and connecting to amplification
  • Contact mics and electromagnetic pickups
  • Volume and tone controllers
  • Passive mixers

WEEK 3

SOUND AND SCULPTURE

  • Designing and hacking musical instruments for performance
  • Designing sound sculptures for installation

WEEK 4

KINETIC AND ROBOTIC ART

  • Hacking mechanical toys, power tools, and appliances
  • Mechanical movements
  • Construction techniques
  • Intro to Arduino

WEEK 5

ARDUINO CONTROL AND LIGHTING

  • Timing
  • PWM
  • Creating sequences
  • Sensors
  • Controlling devices with Arduino

WEEK 6

ARDUINO CONTINUED

  • Arduino continued
  • Work on projects

REFERENCES

LINKS

CIRCUIT BENDING

http://www.anti-theory.com/soundart/circuitbend/cb01.html
http://performermag.com/best-instruments/circuit-bending-for-beginners/
http://zine.bitfellas.org/article.php?zine=13&id=1
https://technabob.com/blog/2009/09/08/circuit-bent-nes-video-synthesizer/
https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-ways-to-circuit-bend-a-toy/
https://www.circuitbenders.co.uk/tips.html

BOOKS

CIRCUIT-BENDING

Circuit-Bending : Build Your Own Alien Instruments by Reed Ghazala
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking by Nic Collins

INSTALLATION ART
Electronics for Artists by Simon Quellen Field
Kinetic Art: Theory and Practice Paperback by Frank J Malin

HACKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

more to come…

Nice Noise: Preparations and Modifications for Guitar by Bart Hopkin and Yuri Landman.
Musical Instrument Design by Bart Hopkins