The Circuit Benders’ Ball — the biennial festival of hardware hacking, art, music, and the creative spirit — is coming back to Nashville in 2017. The fest takes place August 25th through 27th, and pre-sale tickets are now live! Tickets for the three-day festival are normally $15 per day or $45 for the whole weekend, but if you buy in advance, you can get a full weekend badge for only $35. The badge gets you into all festival concerts, panels, and presentations. Workshops carry an additional charge that will be announced closer to the fest.
Buy your badge at the following link, but hurry. There are a limited number of pre-sale badges, and they will sell out.
Make Nashville is a local maker’s group that recently launched an East Nashville makerspace. Each month, they host a public meetup centered around a particular topic. This month, the topic is circuit-bending!
What the heck is circuit-bending? It’s the art of re-purposing old electronic toys and transforming them into musical and visual instruments. Here’s the Wikipedia entry.
If you dabble in bending, bring your creations to show off. If not, come learn about the practice. Tyler Blankenship will be on hand to talk about the 2017 Circuit Benders’ Ball and Modular Art Pods @ Queen Ave.
The FREE meeting happens August 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the makerspace, which is located at 947 Woodland St, Nashville, TN. It’s also a great opportunity to tour the space and inquire about membership. More info at the Meetup.com event page.
Intro to Circuit Bending class at the 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball. Photo by Angelina Castillo.