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Sun 26th Oct. 2014

The sound of metal on metal, and clickety-clacks of springs on rods and relays – flawlessly automated. What more could one ask for?

Call for Works

We’re excited to be participating in the Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire 2014, taking place on Saturday 15th November at London College of Communication. If you would like to participate in the event, and bring a project to the table, let us know by dropping us an email.

We’re looking forward to have the automated Glockenspiel on display as well a frame contraption we’ve been extensively experimenting with and possibly other experiments 😉 Please visit this link for details and tickets – it’s free for students [ link ].

Maker Faire

 

Till then, Join us on the regular meetup times, so next one is on Sunday 30th November 2014 7pm at the London Hackspace. Note we have surplus items, let us know of your needs before you come to the space, and we’ll have it ready to do some hacking.

Any queries, please email acoustichacking@gmail.com

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Sun 27th Apr. 2014

Huge thanks for everyone who attended today, it was a very unique meeting. We had guest ‘Kevin’ who is working with a hand-made singing bowl, which when struck properly, can achieve up to 4 minutes of continuous resonance.

In line with his project, there was a sparking interest around various coil designs, such as the ones used as transducers i.e. in speakers. Below you can see what’s called a Tesla Coil (which I wound myself) being used to resonate the bowl, physically changing its shape as a result.

Along with this, as you can see below, we continued from previous meeting messing with motors. Below you can Arduino to PWM control motor to produce tones, and also an amplifier driving a gentle sine wave into a motor. Steel blades sound amazing.

sawblade

hacking with breadboard

Announcements

We now have our little temporary blog, which will probably at some point turn to a proper website. Everything from updates, announcements, information about future meetings as well as contact info, etc… will be posted here as well as the LHS Thread. Name of the blog is also still undecided, if you’ve got an idea, send it through.

Another thing, Acoustic Hacking will be permanently on the last Sunday of each month at 7pm. This means next meeting will be on:

Sun 25th May 7pm

If this is not the greatest time for you or have other ideas, please do contact me or Tim. Agenda for next meeting will be up soon. Again, huge thanks for Kevin and everyone who attended this time. Join us next month!