Not to geek out on science too much, but how does a contact microphone actually work? Learn the basics of the Piezoelectric effect while honing basic soldering skills. During the first half of the workshop participants will learn the physics of a contact mic, as well as the simplicity of its construction from reclaimed materials. The second half of the workshop participants will learn the basics of DIY electroacoustic instrument design and construction. Participants are encouraged to bring random objects to amplify - sheet metal, cardboard boxes, acoustic instruments, slinkies, coat hangers, textured plastic objects, etc. No previous electronics experience is required!