Pocket Sized Radio transmitter

Get started with radio art by learning how to make a battery powered radio transmitter for use in sound installations and performances. Simplify installations with wireless connectivity, or experiment with the sounds of radio interference.

In this workshop we will utilize soldering and circuitry skills to build a miniature radio transmitter modeled after the famous schematic of radio artist and theorist Tetsuo Kogawa. You will be provided with all of the necessary components, and you will leave with a radio transmitter capable of sending transmissions from either a microphone or an audio playing device.

Go to Workshop

Date: Tuesday July 4

Time: 7-10pm

Equipment you Bring from Home:

  • A FM receiver (eg. Radio)

Equipment Provided by Inter/Access:

  • Soldering iron
  • Magic hands
  • Pliers
  • Breadboard

Equipment You Take Home:  

  • Copper Clad PCB/ Perfboard
  • Solid Gauge # 18 Wire
  • Electret Microphone
  • Male 3.5mm mono jack
  • ¼” Bolt
  • 2N3904 General NPN Transistor (2x)
  • 40pF Trimmer Capacitor
  • 100nF Ceramic Capacitor (2x)
  • 10nF Ceramic Capacitor
  • 4pF Ceramic Capacitor
  • 1M Ohm ¼w Resistor
  • 100K Ohm ¼w Resistor
  • 10K Ohm ¼w Resistor (3x)
  • 1K Ohm ¼w Resistor
  • 100 Ohm ¼w Resistor

Registration Fee:

Annual Studio or Workshop Pass Discount: $45 (+ Material Fee: $20)

Regular Price: $60 (+ Material Fee: $20)

What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? Some soldering experience is required for this workshop.


For Easy organization Download this worksheet.

View workshop slideshow here.