Arduino Noise Workshop
by Martin Bircher
Location: Cartes Studio, WeeGee, Espoo.
Time and date: Friday 21st October at 16-20
Ever wondered how you could automatically turn on granny’s old vacuum cleaner – scaring burglars away – when someone is moving in the hallway? If so, Arduino will be your thing: It is a prototyping platform, which makes it quite simple to add interactivity to your project. With some lines of code, written in the free Arduino sot ware and uploaded to the Arduino board, you have a lot of power at your hand. Arduino applications can be communicating with software on a computer or run stand-alone.
In the Arduino workshop at Cartes Flux 2011 the participants learn how to make some noise with Arduino and how to use different sensors/actuators to control it like an instrument. The workshop is aimed at creative people, who have some basic experience with coding and electronics. The workshop will be held in English. Participants are required to bring their own Mac or Windows computers with them, onto which the Arduino software is installed during the workshop. Take your own Arduino Uno board with you! There will be also few boards for loan.
Martin Bircher – The workshop trainer Martin Bircher was born 1978 in Aarau, Switzerland and lives in Finland, where he works as a full-time Lecturer for Digital Media at KyAMK University of Applied Sciences. He is a media artist and an electronics enthusiast, has a background as an electrician and holds a degree in Fine Arts. He has been using Arduino for over five years in education and own projects. Martin is not only passionate about digital culture but also about sharing his knowledge.