Jam 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, part of M
anchester Science City 2016.