DIY electronics workshop #3 – Introduction to digital logic – make a simple oscillator and sequencer with Kacper Ziemianin

Introduction to digital logic – build a simple oscillator and sequencer with Kacper Ziemianin



Date: 28th November 2015, 14:00-19:00

Fee per person: 25€

Capacity: max 15 participants

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Location: Studio LOOS, De Constant Rebequeplein 20B, 2518RA Den Haag

This is a third workshop in the series focusing on DIY electronics, circuit bending, hardware hacking and self-made instruments. This time Kacper Ziemianin will give an introduction to digital logic integrated circuits and step-by-step instructions on making a simple audio oscillator and sequencer using them. This is a great starting point for creating larger musical systems (like these ones: using digital logic ICs.

Here’s a quick demo (sorry for bad quality/low sound) of what we will be working on :

This time we will be using a prototyping board (breadboard) which allows to experiment with electronic circuits without soldering, which makes it easier to try alternative designs. We will explain how basic electronic components work and how to translate schematics into a physical circuit. This is beginners level with slightly more advanced elements.

As always all the necessary tools, parts and components will be provided by us and are included in the price.

About workshop leader:

Kacper Ziemianin – sound artist, musician, instrument maker, radio producer, arts curator, educator, vagabond.

Kacper has been involved in various artistic projects and activities. In London he joined Music Hackspace, which resulted in ‘Cave of Sounds’ project, which received Sonic Arts award in 2013. In years 2011-2013 he produced ‘Polish Deli’ – a show dedicated to Polish independent music and arts on Resonance Fm radio station. His main focus and interest lays in live performance and instrument design. His works and performances have been shown in many places in and outside of Europe. Some of the more noteworthy ones include: International Computer Music Conference, Athens, Greece, ‘90dB’ Festival, Rome, Italy, ‘Hack the Barbican’ festival, Barbican Center, London, UK, ‘Jazz and Experimental music From Poland Festival’ London, UK, ‘Akusmata’ sound art gallery, Helsinki, Finland. ‘Audio Art Festival’, Krakow, Poland. His piece “Trans-formation” has been awarded first prize in the scholarship program ‘Dolina Kreatywna’. Currently based in the Hague, where he is strongly involved in the independent music and arts scene, being part of Villa K artists’ community and working as a curator for studio LOOS Wonderwerp series. His latest project ‘LighSeq’, which is an interactive live performance system and instrument has been granted funding by the Dutch creative industry fund in 2015.