In February 2010 Befaco was created as an open hardware platform focusing on professional DIY musical hardware, materializing our previous electronic, musical and artisitc research.
Our main activity has been developing and publishing our own modular synthesizer system, nowadays migrated for compatibility with eurorack format (+/- 12v, banana or minijack compatible) due to users needs . As all this public research its publish under CC-AT-SA License, people can build all our designsin in our workshops in Barcelona, Madrid or Berlin or download the schematics, CAD files and technical assembly guides, etching the pcb´s temselves.
Also on 2010 we started the first spanish speaking forum refered to modular synthesizers being a constantly reference for people interested on modular synthesizers, comercial machine bending and DIY electronic crafts.
These workshops are a huge test playground where we can track each module being built by different befaco users and quickly improve each section with new ideas and feedback, developing new modules, perfectioning existing modules or adapting these units to users demands constantly (all these new features are published on how-to-guides on the forum so you are welcome to join the force!)
This project is possible thanks to the support of Hangar an artistic production center in Barcelona, that has been supporting us since the beginning, without this support Befaco would have never existed in this way.
Befaco is registered as an association in Spain with the following VAT number G65642639