Live Audio Streaming Workshop: How to Build and Use a Raspberry Pi Streambox
1 March 2022, 11am – 4pm
At Stave Hill Ecological Park, Timber Pond Rd, London SE16 6AX
This workshop is free, funded by Techne. There are very limited places available, please only book if you can definitely attend the whole day.
- Tickets for Techne funded PhD students are available to book by email to Emma at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tickets for a general audience are available to book on eventbrite, however these tickets have now sold out
A practical workshop on how to live stream audio from any location. This workshop is relevant to arts, science and activist projects that could benefit from a real time audio feed.
Soundcamp have put together a very robust and adaptable streaming kit over their many years of work with live audio streaming. These kits can be used with mains power and home internet or with small portable batteries and mobile internet or even solar panels - opening up live streaming to any location and duration.
Grant Smith and Dawn Scarfe (Soundcamp) will begin the session with an introduction to Raspberry Pi microcomputers and their wider applications before leading the group through the complete Streambox build. Participants will construct the Streamboxes in small groups, build DIY microphones (low cost, high-quality mics using Primo EM-272 or PUI AOM-5024L-HD-R capsules), connect to the Locus Sonus live streaming website and test out the new Streamboxes. If time allows, we’ll also test streaming across the Ecological Park using the Streamboxes and the free app Locuscast.
The newly made Streamboxes will become a shared resource for all participants to access from CRiSAP for future projects.
All materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced. No previous programming or soldering experience is needed.
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Soundcamp are an arts cooperative in London, Crete and The Hague, working on transmission ecologies - from DIY broadcasting devices to public sound and radio projects. As part of the Acoustic Commons network, we coordinate the long-form radio broadcast Reveil (2014 - ), and a series of sound and ecology events (soundcamps) on Dawn Chorus day each year.
CRiSAP, Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice
CRiSAP is a research centre of the University of the Arts London based at London College of Communication, dedicated to the exploration of the rich complexities of sound as an artistic practice. Our main aim is to extend the development of the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts and to encourage the broadening and deepening of the discursive context in which sound arts is practised.
The Techne consortium supports outstanding students pursuing the ‘craft’ of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches across the range of the arts and humanities at the following universities: Royal Holloway, University of London | Brunel University, London | Kingston University | Loughborough University, London | University of Brighton | University of Roehampton | University of the Arts London | University of Surrey | University of Westminster.
- - - -lateral flow test (where possible) the evening / morning before coming to the workshop, to ensure a negative result. Face-coverings are also required (where possible), thanks. The workshop will take place inside and there will be handwashing and sanitizing stations. Access & facilities: The room has step free access and an accessible, gender neutral toilet.Covid safety information: To make things as safe as possible for everyone involved, we ask that you take a
Image: Soundcamp, an off-grid streambox