Jazari Confirmed for Maker Faire 2012 April 14

February 17th, 2012 by paulsobczak

Stay tuned to the twin cities maker blog for more updates!

HMMM 10 Stella Amp Build

September 25th, 2011 by paulsobczak

HMMM is back building again, HMMM 10 will be a build night.

Twin Cities Maker Member and founder of Crazy But Able, John Wilson will be hosting a building of his new kit the Stella Amp. There are a limited number of seats available for the class so sign up early. Handmade Music will be providing the soldering stations and solder, you can bring your own irons if you would like as well.

No prior knowledge of soldering is needed there will be some people to help you along the way if this is your first time around the iron.

Due to the soldering irons this class is limited to persons of 8 years of age or older.

Date: 10/7/11 7:00 to 9:30pm

Location: The Hack Factory

Cost: $35,

Open to the Public

Register: Via Eventbrite

# of seats: 8 total for current count see the eventbrite site.

Handmade Music Minneapolis #9

August 15th, 2011 by paulsobczak

Handmade Music 9
Sunday, August 28 at 8:00pm
Location: Hack Factory, Minneapolis

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Birthday Party for Leon Theremin!!

Ice Cream
Paul Metzger
Kevin Cosgrove

Handmade Music Minneapolis #8

July 7th, 2011 by paulsobczak

It’s time for another round of Handmade Music!

Number 8 will be held on July 25 9pm at the Hack Factory as always.

  • Rifflord is gonna play heavy music on Handmade gear.
  • Mike Hutchins is gonna talk about that gear.
  • Adam Loper is gonna play his modified organ and leslie cabinet.
  • Dust Buns is gonna freak out the squares

Bring your ears and toys.
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Proof of Concept Arduino Frequency Controlled

July 7th, 2011 by paulsobczak

Proof of concept on an arduino LED Controlled by a frequency through a microphone using Pure Data.

It’s like the clapper but more expensive~

Some music from HMMM4

June 26th, 2011 by paulsobczak

Handmade Music Minneapolis 4 by Handmade Music MPLS

Handmade Music Minneapolis #7

June 3rd, 2011 by paulsobczak

Pictures from the event.

Hmmm 7

May 20th, 2011 by paulsobczak

CMKT4 will be coming on their Hackerspace tour to Minneapolis and will be having a contact microphone workshop.

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Exhibition Announcement: Uncommon Visions Exhibition

May 13th, 2011 by paulsobczak

I have been working on a commission for the Uncommon Visions Exhibition. The opening reception is on May 15th from 2-4pm. I designed and implemented a midi controller embedded inside a tree trunk. Feel free to stop by and check it out, the exhibition is open until June 23rd.

The system makes use of 4 buttons
Two ultra-sonic distance sensors
one PIR sensor
1 Arduino

The sensors talk to the arduino with then converts the data to midi, which in turn controls an Ableton Live set. I worked with Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn and Craig’s friend Steve to put it all together.

Uncommon Visions Exhibition
May 15 – June 23, 2011
Opening reception on May 15, 2-4PM

Tychman Shapiro Gallery
Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Participating artists: Beth Barron, Sonya Berlovitz, Sandra Brick, Leah Golberstein, Mimi Holmes, Gail Katz-James, Candy Kuehn & Craig Harris, Avigail Manneberg, Dina O’Sullivan, Carol Premack, Sandra Self, Sandy Swirnoff, and Deborah Wolk.

Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn introduce Tzedakah Box II, a new interactive sculpture. We hope that you’ll have an opportunity to visit the exhibition (May 15 – June 23, 2011). Please join us for the opening reception if you can on May 15, 2-4pm.

Tzedakah Box II
In many cultures there is a tradition of charity. However expressed, a spiritual aspect of charity is often central to the society’s concept of love, justice and ethical behavior, linking the individual and the individual act of giving directly to the social fabric. In Tzedakah Box II individuals offer the gift of experience, wisdom and personal stories — their innermost thoughts, most poignant moments and deep insights. True to the essence of Tzedakah, the offering is more than an act of charity; it is their responsibility as a member of society. This is a celebration of the interaction that integrates the individual into his or her community in a way that respects the value of what everyone has to offer, and provides an opportunity to listen and learn. Tzedakah Box II honors this creative tradition with seeded and gathered individual stories that combine and recombine into an immersive environment that transforms with the viewer’s interaction.

Hmmm6 Videos

May 13th, 2011 by paulsobczak

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