Material Conversations

During this week, we had a chance to play with conductive fabrics, conductive paints and analog electronics. The brief was to experiment with different materials and generate sounds based on how these materials interacted with each other.

Using a 551 timer, we were able to generate different audio frequencies based on the changing resistances of the materials used in the circuit. These signals were amplified and could be heard by feeding them into a speaker.

Other than conductive fabrics and paints, we were able to use ourselves as large resistances and produce interesting results in the process.

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