Recent Announcements

CMKT 4 is going to the Maker Faire!

posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:27 AM by CMKT FOUR DeKalb   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 12:43 PM ]

CMKT 4 is going to California! Again! This will be their 5th major Maker Faire, and their 2nd time at the Bay Area Maker Faire. CMKT 4 will make their way from DeKalb, Illinois, stopping at as many hackerspaces as possible. This year, they will be focusing on the Southwest. Starting with hackerspaces in Oklahoma and Texas, CMKT 4 will be teaching their world famous Creme DeMentia Contact Microphone Workshop. Workshop attendees will use recycled materials and a few electronic components to make their very own Contact Mic. The Contact Mic turns physical vibrations into an audio signal. They are useful for acoustic instruments, drum triggers, experimental sounds, and much more.

A very special workshop will be held at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. CMKT 4 will be putting on a special afternoon performance to commemorate the occasion, followed by the workshop. The workshop will focus on how we use electronics to create Sci-Fi and Space Sounds. This, like all CMKT 4 workshops, will be followed by a performance from the band.

By the time CMKT 4 reaches the Maker Faire, they will have taught workshops at over 50 hackerspaces across the United States.

Also, CMKT 4 will be appearing on Over The Edge radio May 18th starting at 12 am!! Listen online!!

For a complete listing of events, click here

5/2 Ames Makerspace - Ames, IA
5/3 Columbia Gadget Works - Columbia, MO
5/4 OHM Space - Oklahoma City, OK
5/5 Dallas Makerspace - Dallas, TX
5/6 ATX Hackerspace - Austin, TX
5/7 10-Bit Works - San Antonio, TX
5/8 International UFO Museum and Research Center - Roswell, NM
5/9 Quelab - Albequeque, NM
5/10 (Flagstaff, AZ)
5/11 Heat Sync Labs - Phoenix, AZ
5/12 SYN Shop - Las Vegas, NV
5/14 (San Diego, CA)
5/15 Build Shop - Los Angeles, CA
5/16 Mojave Makers - Mojave Air and Space Port, CA
5/17 Hacker Dojo - Mountain View, CA
5/18 Over The Edge radio show - Berkeley, CA
5/18 Maker Faire - San Mateo, CA
5/19 Maker Faire - San Mateo, CA
5/20 Maker Faire - San Mateo, CA
5/22 Ink Annex - Eureka, CA
5/23 The Curious Forge - Grass Valley, CA
5/24 Bridgewire Reno - Reno, NV
5/25 Transistor - Provo, UT
5/26 (Boulder, CO)
5/27 Lincoln Hacker League - Lincoln, NE

Any cities in parentheses have not been confirmed. If you have any suggestions for those dates, feel free to email us - cmktfour [at] gmail dot com
Check back soon for updates!

Check Out Our New Blog

posted Mar 15, 2012, 9:11 AM by CMKT FOUR DeKalb   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 7:43 PM ]

We have created a Blog, dedicated to our Hackerspace Travels. There are a few posts available for your reading pleasure, and several more in the works. This week on the CMKT 4 Blog; Milwaukee Makerspace: Our 33rd Hackerspace Visit and Columbus Idea Foundry

Previous entries:

Our full blog is located at

CMKT 4 announces Southeast US Hackerspace Tour

posted Feb 2, 2012, 9:58 AM by CMKT FOUR DeKalb   [ updated Feb 9, 2012, 8:09 AM ]

Hackerspace Rock Trio CMKT 4, the makers of Creme DeMentia Contact Microphones, have traveled the country teaching their workshops. In July of 2010, they attended the Detroit Maker Faire, which gave them a glimpse of the growing hackerspace movement. Shortly after, they had developed a kit for building their contact microphones in a workshop setting. They introduced their workshop at Omnicorp Detroit. Since then, CMKT 4 has taught workshops at 30 more hackerspaces, as well as several galleries and other venues. From Crash Space in LA, to AS220 Labs in Providence, RI, the band has been canvasing the country in an effort to leave no hackerspace behind. CMKT 4 now offers a second workshop (Circuit Bending 101: Build a Bending Buddy), and has made return visits to several hackerspaces. The workshops are intended to provide a unique perspective on DIY electronics, while encouraging the creative use of recycled materials. 


Perhaps the most unique part of the workshop, is the fact that it is taught by a rock band. CMKT 4 workshops usually end with a set from the band, from circuit bent soundscapes to straightforward rock. 


CMKT 4 will be heading to Florida, and the Southeast portion of the US, this February. 


2/17 –  Louisville, KY – CMKT 4 Performance w/ Ben Traughber and No Copper, Lisa's Oak St. Lounge, 1004 Oak Street, Louisville, KY, 9pm


2/18 - Knoxville, TN - Contact Mic Workshop, Technology Cooperative, 130 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville, TN, 2pm, $15




2/19 -  Asheville, NC - Contact Mic Workshop, Mojo Coworking, 4 Wall Street, Asheville, SC, 2pm, $15


2/19 – Asheville, NC – CMKT 4 Performance w/ “Nightmare of Noise” Puppet Show, and special guests Hellblinki, Bobo Gallery, 22 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC, 8pm

2/18 – Winston-Salem, NC – Contact Mic Workshop, Fablocker, 1020 Brookstown Ave #17, Winston-Salem, NC, 7pm, $15


2/21 - Raleigh-Durham, NC -- Contact Mic Workshop, Splatspace, 331 W. Main St., Durham, NC, 7pm, $15


2/22 - Charleston, SC - Contact Mic Workshop, Makelab Charleston, 1370 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC, 7pm, $15


2/23 - OFF


2/24 – Jacksonville, FL – Contact Mic Workshop, Shantytown Pub, 22 W. 6th St., Jacksonville, FL, 7pm, $15


2/24 - Jacksonville, FL – CMKT 4 Performance w/TBA, Shantytown Pub, 22 W. 6th St., Jacksonville, FL, 9pm


2/25 - Orlando, FL - Contact Mic Workshop, Familab, 1355 Bennett Drive, Unit 129, Longwood, FL, 2pm, $15


2/25 – Orlando, FL – CMKT 4 Performance w/TBA, Sip, 724 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL, 9pm


2/26 - St. Petersburg, FL -- Contact Mic Workshop, The Venture Compound, 2621 Fairfield Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL, 2pm, $15


2/27 - Atlanta, GA -- Contact Mic Workshop, Freeside ATL, 675 Metropolitan Parkway
         Suite 6066, Atlanta, GA, 7pm, $15


2/28 – Murfreesboro, TN, CMKT 4 Performance w/TBA, Boro Bar, 1211 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro, TN, 9pm, Free


2/29 - Nashville, TN, Contact Mic Workshop, Brick Factory, 209 10th Ave. S, Suite 126, Nashville, TN, 7pm, $15




*For booking inquiries, please email us at cmktfour (at) gmail (dot) com, or contact us via

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