Saturday, March 10, 2012
CMKT 4: The World's First Hackerspace Rock Band
CMKT 4 (from DeKalb, IL), the makers of Creme DeMentia Contact Microphones, have traveled the US teaching their workshops. In July of 2010, they attended the Detroit Maker Faire, which gave them a glimpse of the growing hackerspace movement. Shortly after, they had developed a kit for building their contact microphones in a workshop setting. They introduced their workshop at OmniCorpDetroit. Since then, CMKT 4 has taught workshops at 40 hackerspaces across the US, as well as several galleries and other venues. From Crash Space in LA, to As220 Labs in Providence, RI, the band has been canvasing the country in an effort to leave no hackerspace behind. CMKT 4 now offers a second workshop (Circuit Bending 101: Build a Bending Buddy), and has made return visits to several hackerspaces. The workshops are intended to provide a unique perspective on DIY electronics, while encouraging the creative use of recycled materials. Make sure not to miss CMKT 4 next time they come to your town!