Eastern Bloc

Workshops 2015-2016

Printed Circuit Boards

Workshop given by Pipo Pierre-Louis & Grégory Perrin
13 August 2016, 10am - 6pm
Fee : $80 (regular) / $60 (reduced)
To reserve your place, please send an email to lab@easternbloc.ca

This workshop will cover different methods of homemade fabrication of printed circuit boards and explain how to make your own circuit boards with readily available tools. During the workshop, the participants will benefit from the instructors’ experience and advice to experiment and make unique, customized circuits! Participants will also learn how to make an etching solution with household products and try a custom made tool designed by the instructors.

Review of the different techniques:
- presensitized boards
- transfer papers
- acid bath
- sponge friction
- milling

Fabrication of an audio circuit:
- mixing etching solution
- mask transfer
- board etching
- component assembly (if enough time)

* All materials are included in the price of the workshop (copper board, etching solution, transfer paper, protection material and components)

Pipo Pierre-Louis is a composer, sound, video and new media artist born in Quito, Ecuador and residing in Montreal, Canada. Directly influenced by an array of different cultures and a variety of academic disciplines since his early life, he creates new media art, musical compositions, and performances shaped by his personal experiences. His artistic practice is focused on social behaviors, modernism, and environmental activism in a constant quest to translate them using technological media. His extensive knowledge of fabrication and custom made electronics has brought him to work with renowned artists and cultural institutions as a consultant and technician. Presently he is completing a Masters degree in electroacoustic composition under the direction of Jean Piché and Nicolas Bernier.