Make An Atari Punk Console!

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Make An Atari Punk Console!
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Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work.

Our Atari Punk Console kit is designed by Rob Cruickshank. It's a really high-quality kit, and it's easy to assemble. If you’re new to electronics, it’s a great way to get your feet wet! And make some noise!

More on the APC here:, and more from Forrest M. Mims III (who released the circuit in 1980) here:

Date: Saturday April 9

Time: 6pm-830pm

Registration Fee: $5

Material Fee: $15

What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? Soldering experience is an asset, but not required.

About the Instructor: Gerald Grison is a new media artist whose practice incorporates sound, kinetics and optics. Finding inspiration from discarded electronics, his work focuses on the issues of technology and obsolescence. He graduated from the OCADU's Integrated Media program and has since taught introductory classes and workshops in electronics and physical computing at OCADU and at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.
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By: InterAccess