Dates:Saturday May 15 and Sunday May 16, 2010
from 10am to 5pm
In this hands-on workshop weekend we will learn how to build and refine interesting, responsive systems for art, dance, music, robotics and associated delights. We will build on a basic and then deeper understanding of the potential of the connection "pins" of the Atmel microcontroller circuit on Arduino and related boards.
On the first day we work on basic electronics and how to wire useful sensors, and actuators to the pins. For the final day we will make our projects interesting and responsive by expressing our artistic recipes, cutting, pasting and writing programs using the Arduino IDE.
We will cover examples that include image, sound and motion synthesis and a broad range of sensing including inertial sensors and novel e-textile pressure and position sensors. We will draw from my large collection of devices and projects and any devices you bring along.
None. Achievable challenges will be provided for all levels of experience in electronics and programming.
Limited to 12
UC Berkeley Faculty Club: Latimer Room
Syllabus: First Day
Protoyping options and techniques (yes, everyone will learn to solder and sew):
Why you bought an Arduino: the switches built into the pins
Single digital pin tricks:
Lunch Break (option short UC Berkeley walking tour and picnic lunch)
Dual digital pin tricks
Analog pins and converting sensed signals into voltages:
The rich Arduino ecosystem:
Syllabus: Second Day
Lunchtime (optional field trip and lunch at CNMAT).
Moving information between Arduinos and other systems:
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