MAGICbox introduces new workshop: Introduction to electronics for Arduino

Introduction to electronics for Arduino is a new monthly addition to the MAGICbox workshop, specifically aimed at those who wish to use this interactive medium within their projects.

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This two hour workshop provides an overview of electronics and the Arduino, for people who have an interest in making their own interactive objects.

The Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple micro controller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.

Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.) The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased pre assembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.

The Arduino programming language is an implementation of Wiring, a similar physical computing platform, which is based on the Processing multimedia programming environment.

Workshops take place on the last Wednesday of each month (except during PhD weeks), from 11am – 1pm.

To register for a free place visit: http://smartlabarduino.eventbrite.com/

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