solar sound

At last weekends’ TIK festival I did the solarsoundmodule workshop. One of the most inspiring things in years for me. The little ‘creatures‘ create a minimal sound through a simple circuit using only solar power.  It combines a couple of things that I’m very interested in at the moment:

  • Low energy use: a little solar panel powers the circuit. The light variability influences the sound it makes
  • Soft sounds: I’ve been thinking for some time about a way to create whispering sounds to reinforce silence. The piezo speakers give off a very pure, crisp sound.
  • A workshop format: doing workshops is a way I would like to earn some money. The easy technical way they set up this workshop is very inspiring.

This is my sound creature with the circuit drawing:


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