Dorkbot Melbourne 24, 4pm Sunday 30 November

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Dorkbot Melbourne 24, 4pm Sunday 30 November

Ross Bencina-3-3
[please spread the word far and wide!]
[apologies for duplicates (and for late notice)]

Dorkbot Melbourne 24
>>> people doing strange things with electricity <<<
4pm, Sunday 30 November, 2008
Level 1, 124a Johnston St Fitzroy 3065 (just east of Brunswick St).

This Sunday Dorkbot Melbourne once again brings together inspired and
inspiring minds from all over Melbourne. Everyone with an interest in doing
strange things with electricity is invited to come along and check out the
presentations and participate in lively discussion. Doors open at 4pm,
presentations start at 4.30 sharp. Bring your friends. Bring drinks and
nibblies of your choice. Scheduled talks are outlined below.

::: The Trautonium :::
Chris Rainer

Chris will demonstrate the Trautonium he has built and talk about the
process of making it. For those who don't know, the Trautonium is a
monophonic electronic musical instrument, invented ca. 1929 in Berlin by the
electrical engineer Dr. Friedrich Trautwein. It was first exhibited in
Germany in 1930, and became the first commercially produced electronic
instrument (albeit short-lived) when it was manufactured and marketed by
Telefunken between 1932 and 1935. A handful of examples of this instrument
reside in a few European museums (apparently there is one in Australia!).
Chris made his from scratch complete with hand-wound ribbon controllers and
valve oscillator circuitry.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=383852757
http://www.clatterbox.net.au/instruments/trautonium

::: And maybe more.... :::

::: OpenDorks :::

Please announce yourself to the presenters if you want to make a short
communication (three to seven minutes) about your project, work in progress,
or make a petition for help (material, technical expertise, etc needed).

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