Saturday, June 25, 2011

Roth Mobot Lecture/Demo/Performance at Chicago Public Library

Saturday, June 25, 2011
11:00 AM - 12:0 PM
Chicago Public Library
1150 W Fullerton
As part of Chicago's summer Music Series, Roth Mobot will lecture about Circuit Bending technique, demonstrate a few devices, discuss various experimental music principles, and perform on their home made circuit bent instruments.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Roth Mobot's Circuit Bending Workshop Series Mentioned in Reader's "Best of Chicago" Poll

The Chicago Reader named the Experimental Sound Studio "Best Experimental Music Resource" in its recent "Best of Chicago" poll.

As a pilot program for the ESS's expansion into academia - Roth Mobot has been commissioned to conduct a series of advanced Circuit Bending Workshops at the studio.

In addition to their studio and gallery work, the ESS hosts the annual Experimental Garage Sale, brainchild of

Friday, June 17, 2011

Museum of Science and Industry's "Roth Mobot Technology Workshops" Series

CAD design and final printed circuit board
We will be conducting a series of workshops in the Museum of Science and Industry's Fab Lab this summer.

Inspired by a recent visit to the museum and the consistency of one of the museum's workshops (sheep's eyeball dissection) we struck upon how to simplify circuit bending workshops with the use of a common, eminently hackable circuit used as a text book example. Just think of it -- no surface mounted components, no crystal clocks, no unanticipated IC encapsulated components -- to name a few of the many benefits of this ambitious approach.

We designed a simple 555-based oscillator circuit with easily accessible and hackable components. The MSI's Fab Lab made quick work out of autonomously milling duplicate boards on their in-house equipment.