AF Workshop #1: ‘Make your own contact mic’ – 06/10/2019

Make your own contact mic

Wanted to fix your own cables and leads, but never known where to look for help? Or perhaps you’ve been interested in brushing up on your soldering? Perhaps you’ve been keen to make your own contact mic? If the answer to any of this is ‘yes’, then this workshop is for you!

Audio Foundation proudly presents ‘Make your own contact mic’, our first in a series of technical workshops hosted by maverick electronic engineer Brett Ryan. This workshop will serve as an introductory lesson in making/ fixing leads, learning to solder and make contact mics.

We invite people of all experience levels, ages and backgrounds to join us in this special workshop series.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the super power of soldering

  • make your own contact mic OR audio cable?

  • Learn to use a multi meter to test your creation

Our host Brett Ryan is an electronic engineer who designs assisted breathing machines for hospitals by day and experiments with electronic sounds by night. He is always looking to make improvements to the world around him and as such broken or malfunctioning objects are a point of fascination and inspiration. For the past 5 years he has been designing workshops with the aim of giving people a taste of electronics to build confidence and inspire people to delve deeper.

AF Workshop #1: Sunday 6th October
1pm – 5pm
$20, includes materials

The Audio Foundation Workshop series is made possible thanks to the support of Auckland Council – kia ora!

Numbers are extremely limited, book your place at
Bonus add on: add a soldering iron for an extra $30 and continue the fun at home!

Check out our other workshop in the series: Magnetti: Sonify the Geomagnetic Field!