Arduino is an affordable computing platform which is particularly useful for designers and artists who want to build small interactive projects. Arduino takes input from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other outputs. In this workshop you will learn how to work with the basic and the wireless Arduino.
2-day introduction to Arduino (11 | 12 June), for those who haven’t worked with Arduino’s before, working on the basic USB Arduino, the lay-out of the board, how to connect hardware and some basic programming skills.
In the following days (13 | 14 | 15 June) more advanced versions and uses, including Bluetooth Arduino’s and the programming possibilities with Pure Data, working on your own small prototype of a wireless Arduino application.
Art students, product developers, computer scientists, hardware hackers, nerds, dancers – everyone is welcome. Some technical affinity is required. Some experience in programming and electronics will come in useful, specifically in soldering and java, but is not strictly necessary.
Download the Arduino software and have a look at www.arduino.cc before the workshop.
Ubi de Feo (It) will lead the first days of the workshop.
Massimo Banzi (It), who invented Arduino, is present during the last two days.