Farset Labs is running 4 programmes of events for this years Creativity Month; Maker.ie Music/Electronics Workshops, a series of Wearable Tech workshops in tandem with The Design Salon, and a games-dev hackathon with GameCraft.
Wearable Electronics in Fashion – Saturday 18th @ 2pm-6pm
If you want to shake up the status quo, this event is for you. Learn what devices and techniques are available to make smart clothing, plan how you can bring electronics into your design and then integrate it with help from a team experienced in both fashion and technology.
Learn what technologies are available at the introduction event and see some examples of what’s possible. Formulate your plan in discussion with our experts and with other attendees. We’ll then order the necessary parts for you – up to a reasonable limit! – to help you build your project.
At a later full-day workshop event (attend either the Saturday or Sunday), under the guidance of a team of designers and technologists, you will be able to integrate the technologies into your project. The experts on hand will be able to offer assistance, suggestions and troubleshooting.
Guitar Pedal Electronics Workshop – Sunday 19th @ 1pm-4pm
In this workshop, aimed at complete beginners with no previous soldering or DIY experience, we take the student through the process of building a ‘Bazz Fuss’ Fuzz guitar pedal using Maker.ie’s B.I.Y. (Boutique It Yourself.) PCBs and kits.
We begin the workshop by providing a comprehensive soldering lesson, where users will learn the correct and safe way to solder. We include how to solder to a circuit board as well as connecting wires together.
Light Theramin Electronics Workshop – Sunday 19th @ 6pm-9pm
In this workshop participants will become familiar with the skills and basic theory required to make and customise DIY audio electronics projects through the construction of a Light Theremin. A light Theremin is an audio synthesiser that is controlled without actually touching the instrument!. The workshop begins with a comprehensive soldering class and is aimed at the complete beginner.