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.
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/