Transmit/Receive: Making and Experimenting with First World War Sound Technologies

Sun 25th October 2015 - Sun 8th November 2015
Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA

Join sound recording professionals Tim Shaw, John Bowers and Tom Schofield over two workshops to explore and rebuild sound technologies of the First World War.

The First World War was a period of great technological innovation.  Many of the communication devices were developed to generate or listen to sound. From radio broadcasts to early underwater microphones, listening was a key strategy in the war effort.

Workshop One - Hydrophones and Morse code transmitters

Sunday 25 October, 12-3pm

Discovery Museum (meet at reception)

At the first event you will build and use your own hydrophone (underwater microphone) and morse code transmitter. You will also explore their use during the First World War. 

No prior specialist or technical knowledge is needed to attend and materials are included in the price.

Workshop Two - Short-range radio transmitters and carbon granule microphones

Sunday 8 November, 12-3pm

Discovery Museum (meet at reception)

At the second workshop you will build and use your own short-range radio transmitter and carbon granule microphone. You will also explore their use during the First World War.

No prior specialist or technical knowledge is needed to attend and materials are included in the price.

Places for workshops are limited. Each session covers different making activities - you are encouraged to attend both although you can also attend one or the other.

Workshops are £6 each (plus booking fee).

All attendees must be aged 16 and over to attend.

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