Dorkbot DC/HacDC meeting, Tuesday, July 7

Dorkbot DC/HacDC meeting, Tuesday, July 7

Just a reminder that the first in a series of HacDC/Dorkbot DC co-presented events is happening this Tuesday — and we’ve added some presenters:

Schedule for next meeting (Co-presented with HacDC)

7 July, 2009
7 PM – 8 PM (ET)

HacDC (Room TBA)
1525 Newton St NW
Washington DC 20010

Keith Sinzinger  :  Tubular Bells: Construction and Processing

Photo by Keith Sinzinger.

Fresh from having performed in the Baltimore Electronic Music Festival Keith will talk about how he conceived of, researched and constructed a set of tubular bells from scrap galvanized pipe. He’ll also touch on some other ongoing musical construction projects. Following a Q&A session, he’ll demonstrate the bells as he generally use them in performance, processed through a variety of electronic effects.

About Fast Forty
Keith calls this genre Intense Ambient: found sounds, altered electronics, scrap metal and other devices, blended to soothe and stimulate. His musical roots were developed in an industrial city (Cleveland), where he grew up in the virtual shadow of a Ford plant. He’s also lived most of his years within a few blocks of railroads. His musical experiments tend to reflect these environmental influences.

DorkbotDC would like to thank HacDC, DC’s hacker space, for arranging this talk and inviting us to co-present with them.


HacDC members Alden Hart (still aglow with kudos from his MAKE Magazine “LED Light Brick” project and blog mentions on MAKE, Boing Boing, and Boing Boing Gadgets) and Elliot Williams (HacDC president and teacher extraordinaire) will show us what they made for the recent Art-o-matic event.

More info here.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

View more articles by Gareth Branwyn


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.