#7 in our series of build-your-own Eurorack synth, hosted by that most erstwhile of analog circuit sculptors, Andrew Nonlinearcircuits! It is time for a mixer, headphone amp and output module. This one has a 3 input mixer, a separate headphone amp and a 1/4″ mono socket so you can connect your synth to a 1000W marshall stack. $20 for the kit, plus $10 for the artifactory if you are not a member… Some previous kits available too!

We recommend bringing your own soldering iron and tools, and possibly desk lamp… these evening are very popular!!

Event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/490479327758524/

 

Generalised hackery again this week.  Bring your code/hardware/resource questions or partially finished project and perhaps we can get you on the way to a P1030025editsolution…

Also on offer is a similar grab bag of stuff to last week, plus added Pi’s! Doug has a Raspberry Pi / Arduino weather station PCB in beta for “show and tell”.

As usual, something else utterly unrelated could turn up on the night and lead us all astray…

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly makerspace.

 

A grab bag of stuff being worked on, depending on interest:  Adafruit TFT LCD display library; simple and dirty hysteresis to stop flicker on LED bar graph at transition values; ideas for Arduino audio pickup circuits; Vacuum Fluorescent Display filament driver and boost circuit experimentation…Pile-o-duino

Of course, we might get to none of those if something else should happen turn up at the door!

The Artifactory would like to start offering Arduino “beginner kits” for sale soon.  Note: they are not available YET!  If you have firm opinions, casual requests or pie-in-the-sky whimsical fantasies of what should be included in such a kit, tonight would be a good time to make the suggestion.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly makerspace.

 

 

Our 39th monthly experimental music night, NoizeMaschin!! Spring is in the air… so are disturbing resonances and grating sonorities… $10 entry for non-members; drinks and ear plugs at the bar.

Max Vickery+Tobyn Fitch+Sam Smith for a guitar/sampler dance-drone ///FREAKOUT!!! | Travis Doom Andrew Nonlinearcircuits makes his stage debut WITHOUT the modular. What hereto untold terrors awaits us?? | Jean-Michel Maujean – “Artifactory Talks” – conversations between power tools – audience participation! | MTT – Instrumental post-blues guitar | Ben Christiansen | Paul Stone – makes his debut… | Meg Travers – The Sounds of Spaaaaaaaaaaace (reverb)

 

Arduino U IS on tonight!  Apologies for the late post!

Last week there was a lot of interest in serial communication amongst a group of folk looking for a hardware interface for their various coding projects.

This week we will most likely continue with this, as Doug has some hardware set up ready to demonstrate.

 

GSPA2014_XPressSeen a lot of robot trilobites and dinosaurs around the space lately…?

The Great Streampunk Affaire are staging their annual Steampunk Ball extravaganza for the benefit of the Artifactory. The Ball is being held at the WA Museum‘s fabulous multi-tiered heritage Hackett Hall Gallery 7pm Saturday 6th September. This year’s theme is “Fin de Siecle: An Evening Of Mass Extinction”, featuring immersive, dramatized celebration and destruction of the diverse lifeforms the Earth has supported over the eons. Or, to put it another way “Hello Comet, Goodbye Dinosaurs!”, on the hour, every hour! The ball brings out an astounding variety of costumery as 300 of Perth’s most creative wielders of hot glue, DIY corsets, scratch-built Aether Ray Guns and misappropriated plumbing supplies re-imagined as blunderbusses all materialize in their dapper, over-dressed best.

  • Tickets are $75 from Tidyclub, which includes food, tea and coffee; a cash bar is provided for those seeking something stronger.
  • Ticket sales END Thursday midnight. NO DOOR SALES, Friday or Saturday sales due to catering.
  • More info from the Great Steampunk Affaire’s Facebook event page | GSPA on Facebook | GSPA website
  • The WA Museum is in the Perth Cultural Center, so lots of transport & parking options.
  • The Event runs from 7pm till midnight. Mass extinctions are slated for 8, 9, 10, and 11pm.
  • Bands include Ensemble Formidable, Psychogeography and Spinifex.
  • Roving Pirateman antics, the Ethereal Ms Bronwyn Wallis on Harp, and the GSPA committee up to their usual Panto-tastic half-baked over-propped absurdities.

Watch the PROMO VIDEO to get more of an idea…

 

Bring in your current project and do some communal hacking!

Arduino and electronics beginners are welcome.  Doug will have his usual collection of electronics junk and smattering of Arduino knowledge to help you get started, assist in troubleshooting a particular electronics or code issue or simply suggest resources.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly hackerspace.

 

Mid-winter audio madness. Cold Fronts will be warmly applauded for adding genre-appropriate ambient textures. We also bid farewell to co-founder & long-time NoizeMaschin!! artistic curator, Sam Gillies, who is off to start his masters at Goldsmiths University, London. Come wish Sam all the best! $10 for non-members, Bar d’Factory serves drinks and earplugs. Doors open 19:30

Lineup: Alwyn Nixon-Lloyd – Musical manipulations for shock and awe | Josten Myburgh – Sublime solo sax set to satiate some sonic sanctions | Danus Yates – Deviant feedback terror transformer | Jean-Michel, Joe D.K. and Ollie B – Explorations into the connections between nature and harmony; with the premiere of a new tuning system. | Benjamin Christiansen – Stole the funk from James Brown. Testify! | Cycle~ 440 – Sam Gillies and Kevin Penkin reunite for Cycle~ 440′s only Perth show in the near future | Toy Buswell – Guitar drone and found sound | The Quotient Set – Chris Arnold & Jeremy Balius

 

After 3 years, NoizeMaschin!! has established a hard-wearing, durable presence in Perth: a Musique Concrète, in fact. We’ve certainly “found” some odd/great/weird stuff. To celebrate this, and to confuse, we will continue the rest of this Event information page in the Language of IRCAM…

Ce soir nous présente un festin de mets savoureux snacks audio! Il y a peut-être gâteau, est de savoir s’il y a qualité est une occurrence de moins de possibilité…

$10 for non-members, Bar d’Factory serves drinks and earplugs. Doors open 19:30

Lineup:

Thaddaeus The Exile – The doom bringer to naysayers will launch his latest album across a double set!

Zyklus – Stockhausen influenced post-rock and corrupted dissonance

Meg Travers – Solo explorations free of the demands of MotET’s pressing fame and fortune

Fur Chick – Scientific exploration of a DIY aesthetic

Le <<Intensoband>> – The Intensoband celebrates Noizemaschin!!’s birth-a-versary as only they know how

Chanteuse Vanessa Mazza – Pop-glitch songstress wraps up her residency with the requisite style and flair

Nathan Thompson – …et terminer, mais pas moins, Nathan Thompson brings the quirky gear fetishists to the yard with a vintage briefcase sized 12 string Robo-Guitar – Gen Ottonix

Also, did someone say LASERS OF DOOM?! Lumière Cohérente par Nerf Optique ["LASERS" dans la grossière langue!]

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Many moons ago, way back in the dark days before HDMI and DVI, there was Composite Video.  You know: the yellow coloured RCA sockets standard on most video equipment more than a year or so old.

TVOut is a nice library for Arduino by Myles Metzle that lets you generate a composite video signal with just an Arduino and two resistors.  Variations requiring a little more hardware include overlying text on video and there is also a VGA version.

Arduino and electronics beginners are welcome.

While there are usually one or two spare Arduino’s available for beginners to tinker with and explore, it is preferable if you can bring your own. Please don’t forget to BRING YOUR LAPTOP if you want to get the most out of your visit.

$10 in the tin supports the existence of our geek-friendly hackerspace.