1. Workshop at the V&A: Intro to Arduino

    As part of the V&A Digital Design Weekend, MzTEK will be running an introduction to physical computing with Arduino. In this workhsop, contribute a piece to the interactive art installation. Thin plastics strips will be attached to a small fan, which activates when a shadow is cast over it.

    Make your own interactive fern

    This Arduino-beginners course will teach you how to control a small fan and to make it interactive by sensing the light in its environment. After a 2 hour workshop you will not only have learned the basics to programming an Arduino and connect electrical components, but also you will have taken part in a collaborative art work, as all the outcomes of the workshop will contribute to a bigger interactive installation.

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    Workshop by Katrin Baumgarten.


    Saturday, 21st September 2013
    14.00 – 17.00


    This workshop is part of the V& Digital Weekend at The V&A Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
    Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

    Places are limited, this workshop is open to all: SIGN UP HERE

  2. Full day Introduction Course to Final Cut Pro 7

    This is a one day hands-on introductory workshop to Final Cut Pro 7. By the end of this intensive course the participants will have gained a thorough working knowledge of this software as well as a few useful industry shortcuts to use the software quickly and effectively.

    £45 (discount for the first 3 registrants)

    This course will teach you how to best navigate this software within your production workflow and takes you step by step through different stages of the process from platform specifications and interface all the way to exporting your material for different platforms. You will learn how to import media, perform a variety of edits, apply transitions and effects as well as basic color grading and sound mixing.




    12th October 2013 10am – 5pm


    This is a women only event. Book Now! Discounts for the first 3 sign ups!

    This is a women only workshops.
    ONLY £45 – first 3 sign up discount


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  3. Mad Hackers Tea Party in Einstein’s Garden


    Stand out in the dancing crowd!

    We’re excited to be heading to sunny (?) Wales for the Green Man Festival 15 – 18th August. Come and find us in Einstein’s Garden at the Mad hackers Tea Party! 

    We’ll be embedding interactive lighting into soft-circuits, so if you’re in town, why not bring a sparkle to your step with the ultimate in festival chic!


    By using conductive thread, lights, and conductive materials, you will learn how to embed a ‘soft circuit’ into fabric, which can then be attached to your favourite t-shirt, bag or even your favourite festival fashion wellington boot!


    This workshop is free & open to all
    Einstein’s Garden – Workshop Dome
    16th, 17th, 18th @ 2.45pm  till 5.45pm




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  4. Merkins & Gherkins

    Yes, you read right! MzTEK will be making interactive merkins as part of the Guerilla Science tent themed Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll, at this years Secret Garden Party !

    Why not come along and embellishing your merkin, whilst you munch on a gherkin (provided).


    We’ll be making merkins that light up when you shimmy, by embedding lights into fabrics using conductive thread and conductive trinkets.

    Merkin & video by Mika Satomi

    When & Where

    Saturday 27th July, 11am -2pm ish
    Guerilla Science tent at Secret Garden Party

    The workshop is £10, open to all. Sign up on the day.