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Intro to Arduino: Output

April 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | $10 - $20


 

Arduino lights

 

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This workshop will cover an introduction to Arduino: an open-source micro-controller with the ability to quickly and easily interface with a variety of sensors, electronics, and software making it a staple of physical computing in artistic applications.

Class Description:

What if you could use computing power to interact with the physical around you? Arduino is a little computer that’s made to be hooked up to sensors which feed it physical information, so you can do just that. Whether you want to automate a system that waters your plants when the soil gets too dry or create the next interactive sculpture at MoMA, you can do it it by learning the basics in this workshop.

This workshop will cover an introduction to Arduino: an open-source micro-controller with the ability to quickly and easily interface with a variety of sensors, electronics, and software making it a staple of physical computing in artistic applications.

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of output with the Arduino. You’ll learn how to turn on and off an LED and power a motor, and in the process, will be able to learn some skills that you can apply for your larger projects.

Skills Covered:

– Install Arduino software
– Learn a little Arduino code
– Learn about some electrical components
– Learn how a breadboard works
– Power an LED
– Power a motor

What to Bring:

Laptop, USB, and/or Arduino

Cost:

$10 for Members

$20 for Public

Arduino and cord cost $35 if you need to purchase them from Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz on site. Bring your own if you have them.

 

Prerequisites:

A basic knowledge of programming and/or electronics is
helpful but not necessary. We will start from the beginning.

Instructor Bio:

Raphael Arar is an award-winning designer, artist and educator. Currently, he designs for IBM Research and lectures in USC’s Media Arts+Practice program. His artwork has been shown at museums, conferences, festivals and galleries internationally including the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Gamble House Museum, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, and Athens Video Art Festival.

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Details

Date:
April 17, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10 - $20

Organizer

Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
Email:
santacruz@ideafablabs.com

Venue

Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
2879 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Website:
santacruz.ideafablabs.com