Sun. 22 Mar 2020

Meet The Makers! DIY touch contact mic workshop


  • Cancelled
  • Meet The Makers! DIY touch contact mic workshop
  • Sun. 22 Mar 2020
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Organised by YSWN Huddersfield Makers
  • Richard Steinitz Building, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
  • £5, booking essential
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Unfortunately we’ve taken the decision to postpone this event in the interests of protecting public health during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. We hope to reschedule it for a future date and will post new details as soon as they are available.


Learn how to make your own working contact microphone using provided parts and simple soldering techniques.

Part of YSWN Huddersfield Makers’ event Meet The Makers on Sunday 22 March, this workshop will take you through the steps of building your own contact mic – a simple yet fascinating piece of kit that captures sound through whatever it touches.

Led by Dr Liz Dobson and suitable for absolute beginners, the workshop is a great introduction to using a soldering iron, solder, cables and how touch contact microphones work.

The event costs £5 to cover the kit needed to make a microphone that you can plug directly into your audio interface or recorder. It will be yours to take home at the end of the workshop.


contact microphone

* We welcome all women (cis- and transgender) plus non-binary people.

Under-16s need to bring a parent/carer (any gender); if you have dependent children in your care then it’s fine to bring them along to the wider Meet The Makers event, although please note that for health and safety reasons this workshop is not suitable for under-10s and we’re unable to offer any dedicated childcare facilities.

The venue has level access and lifts to all floors; if you have any specific accessibility requirements please get in touch via and we will do our best to accommodate these.

If you can’t make the event and cancel via Eventbrite or contact us by 15 March, we’ll refund your ticket costs; unfortunately we’re unable to do so for cancellations after this date.

This event is being delivered as part of the YSWN Amplify programme, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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