On Monday 4/23, we traveled out to Cranbrook Academy of Art to teach one of our SprintShops called “Making Noise.” At Making Noise, we introduce the basics of electricity, electronic components and sound through a hands-on DIY synthesizer build. As always, the Making Noise class was filled with…NOISE! After an intro to the photoresistor and how it affects the pitch of the synth via exposure to light, participants started to get creative and use their smart phones to create different tones and squeaks. Lots of smiles and laughs all around! Most importantly, everyone left the workshop with not just their own working synthesizer, but also a better understanding of how electricity is used to generate sound.