The PAT Department is distinguished by our emphasis on digital musical instruments and performance systems, which permeate our curriculum as well as our research, and performance activities. Our Workshop is an incredibly active place where students and faculty engage in design, prototyping, and fabrication of digital musical instruments, controllers, acoustic systems, and interactive art installations.

The workshop contains a full complement of hand and power tools, electronic components, sensors, test equipment, and embedded computing devices such as Arduino and Bela. In addition to a variety of machine tools—a drill press, band saw, and table saw—we have several specialized tools for digital fabrication: