Circuit Bending & Hardware Hacking plays the antithesis of computer use. Instead of working in front of the screen with the accuracy dictated by the machine, one learns how to take apart the messy backstage of electronic toys, to rewire circuits in order to expand their capabilities, and transform what was a simple toy into a creative and original musical instrument. Step by step, the workshop explores how these toys are built and how to find their unexpected sounds, hidden where the manufacturer would have never thought. The workshop does not require any previous knowledge. Please bring with you 1-2 musical toys, meaning any electronic (on batteries) toy or game that can play any sound, including old simple synths, or any other simple electronic instruments.