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The Open Music Crafting Tinker Group Creates The Robot House Music Orchestra

Robots work in the industry, help in households, play football – or make music as an orchestra!

In a series of workshops, participants build and play with a simple, modular and fully analog sounding robot. The basic circuit generates interlinked sound output and has a completely modular, voltage-controlled architecture. It will produce single-voiced drones or can be combined with other modules to create more complex soundscapes.

These workshopa are about the creation of a robot orchestra, where sound synthesis and composition are set by light, graphics or pictographs to shape sounds.

Robot House Music has been inspired by Daphne Oram, whose pioneering achievement, a synthesizer she built in the late 50s, is almost forgotten. She developed the Oramics ‘drawn sound’ system, which consisted of a large machine that enabled patterns drawn on transparent 35mm film to be converted into sound.

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People tinker, hack, fix, reuse, and assemble materials in creative and unexpected ways, often codifying and sharing their production process with others. Do-it-yourself (DIY) encompasses a range of design activities that have become increasingly prominent. DIY practice is not only a set of methods, but communities, new values, impact in the domains of traditional crafts, technology development, and sustainable design.

Reasons for the projct are knowledge, new skills, and the enormous feeling of satisfaction that comes from building your own equipment. The skills learned will be invaluable as you progress through life, and once started, you should continue to strive for making it yourself wherever possible.

Each and every new skill you learn enables the learning processes to be 'exercised', making it easier to learn other new things that come your way.

Alvin Toffler (the author of Future Shock) wrote:- "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."









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Wikipedia on Line Follower Robots


BC875 should be replaced with the BD697 (same layout), 330 Ohm, 5,6K

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T1,T2 BC546, C1 470uF, C2 2200uF, R1 220Ohm, R2 10k, R3 1k, P1 10k, D1 Standard LED, D2 1N4001



2N3904, 2N3906, 0,1uF, LDR, 330 Ohm



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Uwe Schüler has sent this generous donation of electronic components.