Jam with the Noisy Robots!
Flick switches, pull levers, press keys and write code to trigger the awesome Mechacoustic Machines
Noisy Toys have built a whole ensemble of mechanised instruments for the Recycled Robot Orchestra. This is your chance to have a jam on them and learn how to make your own Noisy Robots using computer junk: fans, motors and old hard drives.
The Mechacoustic Machines include:
upcycled mechanical violins and a double bass, controlled live with switches and Auto Strummers or sequenced via Arduino
discarnate Heart; a very ‘prepared’ piano with 8 Auto-Strummer switches, 8 piano key filters, a hammer-strike lever and a whammy bar!
Bass Generator and Optical Synth use motors to control the pitch of sounds generated by magnets and LEDs.
drop-in workshop activities will show you how to easily and cheaply make your own Noisy Robots.
Noisy Toys are partners in the Recycled Robot Orchestra.
Come and have a play on this VERY prepared robotic piano. Using controllers on a large console you can flick switches to activate mini motors that strum the strings, pull a lever to strike the soundboard and (believe it or not) there’s even a whammy bar! It sounds big, scary and not at all like a piano. Some come and have a go- it’s made for you to play on.