Atari Punk Synth teaches electronics and creativity
Men and women ranging in age from teenagers to baby boomers gathered for Atari Punk Synth, a workshop co-presented by the annual science, art and technology festival Beakerhead. This event aims to teach rudimentary circuit electronics skills to the end of constructing a handmade synthesizer
Photos by Colin Gallant
Published on: Sept 23, 2015
Some of the participants get the hang of the process more quickly than others. Smith checks on them to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Instructor Lowell Smith begins the workshop at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, saying, “We’re here to make some noise.”
Workshop participants share a laugh while putting together their circuits.
Teamwork proves to be an essential part of the day. Smith reminds the participants to lend a hand to their neighbour when they can.
One stubborn wire just doesn’t want to connect. EMMEDIA has tools on hand for just such an issue.
Kat Dornian, right, is one of the first in the group to hear sound emitting from the circuit.
Some of the Atari Punk Synths have an extra piece that changes the sound under different lighting conditions.
As things wrap up, a high five signals a job well done.
Smith, right, and EMMEDIA production director Bryce Maruk celebrate a successful afternoon before heading home.