Ellentriek: Workshops about Electricity and Art

A collaboration between Pianofabriek, Ladda and Constant. A series of workshops investigating the relationship between art and electricity.

‘Ellentriek’ is an important part of our homes, gardens, kitchen’s appliances, music instruments, art... You name it and you find cables, resistors, potentiometers, batteries and much more.
Internetis full of ’Do It Yourself’ tips and tricks, for example how to convert an old electric tooth brush in a helicopter or an old toy into a synthesizer, how to build a mini-robot...
The artistscreate works of interactive art. Electriciansno longer work only with cables and fuses, but also at decors and installations for theaters, museums and artistes...

In workshops led by artists and electricians, makers create their own electric structures and unravel the secrets of oooohm...

A bit of history.

In 2006 De Pianofabriek and Ladda started an artistic and educational project about art and electricity. During a three-days workshop they analyzed the relationship between those two areas. This first edition was very successfully. The participants were incredibly enthusiastic. In 2007 the NPO Constant joined them as a new partner. En 2008, this fruitful collaboration generated a thematic project gradually designed and developed. Open-doors weekends were regularly held to discuss the basics of the project and to allow new people to step in.

An important moment in this project is the creation of the ’ellentriek’ blog. His goal is not only to inform and provide an overview of the evolution of ’ellentriek’, but also and mainly to collect and exchange information, tips and tricks about art and electricity. Participants, students, teachers and visitors can find details about the electronic experiments and adventures of ’ellentriek’. De Pianofabriek, Ladda and the NPO Constant support the principle of the ’open source’ and give unlimited access to information, knowledge and technology.

documentation

Articles

Workshop · 2013

Ellentriek #17: Hack your knitting machine with Knitic!

Ellentriek goes textile: liberating knitting machines In the eighties and nineties electronic knitting machines were readily available. But it was never a simple task to knit an image, a (...)
Workshop · 2012

Ellentriek-Recup

Your copier, scanner or mobile phone is broken and your local thrift store has kindly referred you to the dump? Don’t worry, inside these machines you can find all kinds of treasure, such as (...)
Workshop · 2012

Ellentriek #15 meets Code, Arts & Crafts : Shielded - extend your Arduino

(CC BY-NC 2.0) Some rights reserved, image by _kzr With an Arduino you can collect a lot of sensor data, from smelling gasses to measuring temperature or light and lots more. But how do you (...)
Workshop · 2012

Ellentriek #14: sew - measure - send - receive

Ellentriek is a series of workshops, often collaborative, where artists can come and work together on their own artistic electronics projects, made with open hardware. This Ellentriek is about (...)

Kijk mama, regarde papa, look sis! Invitation CLOSING EVENT 17/12

The ever evolving exhibition organized by Pttl is about to end. Ellentriek takes advantage of the festive atmosphere to present the Ellentrieken valies, a travel trunk full of tools and (...)
Workshop · 2011

Ellentriek #13: Audio special

Ellentriek is all about audio in November. We will learn how to build small own amplifiers and microphones, during two long Wednesday afternoons. With a soldering iron, a couple of components, (...)
Workshop · 2011

Ellentriek in the parc

What are chips - no - not the ones you eat! How do you make a led burn? Can you sew with electronics? Come experiment with Ellentriek. Crocodile clamps don’t bite! (We will work under 5 Volt - (...)
Workshop · 2011

ELLENTRIEK #12 : Ellentriek goes High Voltage - HI VOLTAGE! (New dates)

Ellentriek is a series of workshops where artists can come and work together on their own artistic electronics projects. We work with themes. This Ellentriek has two threads happening (...)
Workshop · 2010

(a little step) Beyond prototyping

Ellentriek (Constant & Pianofabriek) meets Code, Arts & Crafts (iMAL) to propose an advanced level workshop on building Arduino-like constructions. A little step towards autonomy and (...)
Workshop · 2010

Ellentriek #9 Sensor me Sensor you

Are you currently working on an electronic tinkering project? Do you want to discover all kinds of buttons, potentiometers, infrared detectors, movement detectors, gassensors, coloursensors, (...)

Feeds

2015-09-18 16:05:03

Invention: The way to Plan a good Dissertation Examination

As a undergraduate, people can be up against a wide range regarding dissertation assessments, through the short-answer essays of a number of phrases to help take-home tests which can demand time of arranging and also composing. Keep in mind that composition examinations have to have a extensive (...)

2015-09-15 16:55:22

Yet One Academic Writing Service Comes under Scrutiny. Lame Duck or Top Service?

Same day essays is the way-wise academic writing service which has drawn a diverse public. Scholars throughout the world trust their academic problems to this particular service. What is that that magnetizes them above all things? You may learn more about beneficial offers given in this place. (...)

2015-09-14 18:02:12

Another Academic Writing Service Is on Close Inspection. Lame Duck or Top Service?

Grade miner is an expert writing company which has won over – considerable number of customers. Young peope all over the world send their classroom dilemmas to this particular service. What is that that enchants them most? Let’s spot beneficial opportunities provided in this academic company. (...)

2015-09-09 16:52:16

Yet Another Writing Website Is Closely Inspected. Lame Duck or Profy?

Same-day-essay is a expert writing company which has gained a diverse number of customers. Scholars from everywhere entrust their study care-abouts to this academic writing agency. What is that that draws them most of all? Let’s find out about attractions provided in this place. Called an (...)

2015-09-09 10:54:35

Another Academic Writing Service Is on Close Inspection. Lame Duck or Shining Star?

Same-day-essay is the experienced writing agency which has captured the diverse public. Juniors around the world send their study-related questions to this academic company. What draws them most of all? Here take a closer look at benefits available in this writing agency. Since this is an (...)

2015-09-07 17:18:14

Yet One Academic Writing Service Comes under Scrutiny. Amateur or Top Service?

Grade-miners is an experienced writing company which has won over a considerable audience. Learners worldwide trust their academic care-abouts to the service. What is that that draws them above all things? Let’s find out about attractions delivered at this particular academic writing service. (...)

2015-09-04 12:36:18

When you stated your vows, what were you expecting?

I suspect in the event you were like most ladies, you thought you entered a collaboration. You’d enjoy right, distributed electricity? I gamble anything fairly diverse was found by you???ve , though. I bet he loves to have power-over you , consequently? And to guarantee he defines and sustains (...)

2015-09-02 16:17:08

How to help Program Your own Dissertation Proposal

Having to write down a new dissertation proposal depends upon the particular college or university or even organization which you’ re participating in. Even though a new dissertation suggestion isn’ t some sort of need, on the other hand, it’ utes a really helpful work out (and will be to help (...)

2015-09-02 07:52:31

How to create any Expression Paper

> Two Approaches: Sample PapersWriting Your own personal Period Paper C’s may get levels, nevertheless merely an A+ dissertation gets a place with your grandmother’s refrigerator as well as your freezer. Will you be reduction your current minor collegiate butt to get mediocre effects? Very well, (...)

2013-05-07 12:30:53

Ellentriek #17: Hack your knitting machine with Knitic!

Ellentriek goes textile: liberating knitting machines Saturday 18th May 2013 10am – 6pm Pianofabriek Exhibition space Rue du Fortstraat 35, 1060 Brussels In the eighties and nineties electronic knitting machines were readily available. But it was never a simple task to knit an image, a drawing, (...)