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In this workshop you will learn about electronics and electromagnetic frequencies and build your own EMF detector. The Grim Beeper picks up electromagnetic frequencies which light an LED that controls the sound.

It is believed by some people that a ghostly presence can be associated with a fluctuation in temperature and electromagnetic energy. This has not been proven however an EMF detector is a common tool used by ghost hunters.

Here’s an example – the grim beeper does react differently in different environments and
times of day due to changes in EMF.

The Grim Beeper is made of two parts. An EMF detector which lights an LED when
Electromagnetic frequencies are detected. This light controls the sound of a square wave
oscillator.

In this workshop, you will experiment with electronics and build your own Grim Beeper. You will learn to solder and about basic audio electronics. No experience in electronics is
required.

The workshop will be lead by Tara Pattenden. Tara is an artist and instrument maker and educator who has been working in sound and electronic media for the past 20 years. She performs with Goodiepal and Pals and solo as Phantom Chips. With her Phantom Chips project she makes her own wearable synthesizers that can be stretched and squeezed to create sound, and in this workshop she will be presenting her Lerango drone machine.

The venue is located on the ground floor of Somerset House and is fully wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. If you have any other access requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

For 13 – 16 year olds accompanied by a parent or adult.

You will learn to solder, read schematics and gain an understanding of basic electronics. No previous knowledge required, inductions to soldering will undertake.

If you have any questions about this event or any of our workshops please contact workshops@stagingmhs.local.

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