January 25th, 2014 10:00 am until January 26th, 2014
STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam STEIM Concert Space, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134 Amsterdam

Design and build your own PCB with Manu Retamero & Pascual Rocher


Manu Retamero and Pascual Rocher will host an intensive workshop where they will explain how to design electronics circuits using the Eagle software and then translating that design into a working circuit by etching a PCB.


The first half of the workshop will consist of learning to use the basic Eagle tools by copying a schematic to the software and design the board from there. In the second half of the workshop we will switch from the computer to the fysical world an etch that board using a heat transfer system and some homebrewn acid to create a working circuitboard.

This is specially aimed to DIY electronics enthusiasts. From Synth lovers to Arduino programmers designing their own shields or any artist that would have any need of electronic gear in one of their art pieces. It´s recomended to bring the freeware version of Eagle pre-installed on a laptop:

DATES: 25 & 26 of January, 2014
TIME : 10:00 / 18:00 Each day
COSTS: €80
ADRESS: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam


Manu Retamero

After getting an engeneering degree and spending a few years working as a network engeneer, arrived to Barcelona in 2006 where he started to colaborate with Lowtoy and Befaco, using the artistic production center Hangar as base of operations. In 2010 co-founded Familiar, as a consecuence of previous colaborations (that still last to the date)

During these four fears with Familiar organized eight editions of familiar fest, a Noise-ambient-experimental festival in Seville, designed a bunch of electronic devices and offered DIY electronics workshops in places like Laboral centro de arte in Gijón, Worm in Rotterdam, La Friche belle de Mai in Marsella, Oficinas do convento in Montemor o novo (Portugal) and many other spanish cities.

Pascual Rocher

One of the most active and heterodox artist in the electronic-creative scene in the south of Spain.

His first artistic steps were in 1999 with a few expositions of his photografic work in Georgia, Rumania and Etiopia.

Soon after started to investigate electronics field, sonic and visual arts and it´s uses for interactive installations. Collaborations with collectives as Malab and personal works developed a huge and rich variety of artistic pieces.

During the past four years combined these projects with Familiar, coordinating Familiar fest, desiging and testing electronic sound devices and offering DIY electronic workshops.

For more information on the entire event, be sure to check the STEIM MODULAR MONTH newspage!