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Technology Will Save Us at Hacked Lab

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Milan 2012: Hackney-based organisation Technology Will Save Us believe everyone should understand how simple devices work, so at the Hacked Lab in Milan they hosted workshops that included a lesson in building an electronic musical instrument.

Build Your Own Musical Instrument by Technology Will Save Us at Hacked Lab

Groups were each given a pack of electrical components and taught how to assemble and solder them together.

Build Your Own Musical Instrument by Technology Will Save Us at Hacked Lab

Once complete, each Lumiphone emits a variety of buzzing sounds that can be used for impromptu performances.

Build Your Own Musical Instrument by Technology Will Save Us at Hacked Lab

In other workshops, groups were shown how to build a sensor that responds to the needs of thirsty plants.

Build Your Own Musical Instrument by Technology Will Save Us at Hacked Lab

Hacked Lab took place at La Rinascente department store in Milan from 17 to 22 April. Click here to see all our stories about the events hosted there.

Build Your Own Musical Instrument by Technology Will Save Us at Hacked Lab

Technology Will Save Us manufacture all the kits for their workshops from their studio on Mare Street, Hackney.


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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.

Movie is by Alice Masters.

  • Sam Ward

    I designed something a bit similar to this for my final project at uni (studying interior architecture and design). This is really needed especially in low economic areas to give young people/kids/adults an interest in electronics