Thursday, May 17, 2012

EGS5 Written Up in The Onion's AV Club

The Onion's A.V. Club has written a nice blurb about's upcoming fifth annual Experimental Garage Sale to be held on June 9th, from Noon - 6:00 PM at Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood Ave. (map)

The #EGS5 is the event for anyone interested in circuit bending, toy hacking, or experimental electronics in general.Circuit benders from all over the Midwest will come together for this FREE one-day event to sell their modified and bent gear, as well as their surplus materials (all circuit benders have a "hording problem").

Vendors: (so far...)
  GetLoFi -
  Unatronics -
  Roth Mobot  - -- Including Tommy's "Blamps!"
  Hack Me Electronics -
  Delp Tronics -
  Tim Kaiser - -- NOTE the "hyphen" !!
  Steven Buck -
  Mark Hoffman -
  None Electronics -

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Martie Sander's & Patrick McCarthy's Final TAD Fellowship Project

Patrick McCarthy & Martie Sanders conducting the Gardentronic Synthesizer at TAD
Roth Mobot's Patrick McCarthy and Sweat Girl's Martie Sanders recently teamed up for their Teaching Artists Development Studio fellowship final project. The results were an informative report, and a community-based experiment that proved to be an elegant interactive hybrid of their art pedagogy.

Martie's and Patrick's research, and more photos, are posted on their project blog --