Exeter Phoenix 2 Sessions 30th May 2017

On 30th May we presented two workshops at Exeter Phoenix. The second session used Scratch to code our Air Piano; the first time we’ve tried that in a workshop and it all went very well! Unfortunately we were so busy that we failed to take any pictures / video of it – so here’s some pictures of the Air Piano build.

Taunton Music Hack 20th May

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded an Arts Council England grant to run a series of three music hack events in 2017. The first session was at the Glass Box Taunton on Saturday 20 May

‘These sessions will run on one day and we will create our own text score that we can perform by the end of the day. We will look at existing text scores, specifically at ones form the English Experimental composers of the 1960s, and see how we can develop our own. We will be using only electronic devices that have been built on the day or existing ones that have been hacked by us on the day plus Raspberry Pi computers to program and create sounds through hardware and software.

Please note that we do not expect participants to have coding, electronic or music skills; this is very much for people who want to try something different and exploration and inquisitiveness are far more important. You do not have to have musical skill and experience to take part and the same philosophy will apply to coding. A willingness to explore and experiment is far more important than programming knowledge.’

We had a good turn out at the Glass Box and lots of willing participants happy to build and create using a variety of devices. Looking forward to the next one at Soundart Radio in Totnes. More details here:

Exeter Raspberry Jam 6th May

Thank you to everyone who came along to Exeter Library on Saturday and for making our Raspberry Pi jam birthday celebrations so successful and fun🎉

Posted by 2.times do on Thursday, 11 May 2017

Exeter Raspberry Jam 1st April

Another well attended and busy Raspberry Jam at Exeter Library. We saw a lot of new people and some familiar faces.

We took along our PlayStation dance mat connected to minecraft which was very popular

as well as the robotic arm and our 3d printer.

The next jam on May 6th will be the fourth anniversary of holding Raspberry Jams in Exeter library – more about that as we get nearer the time!