[PD] [PD-announce] Workshop: Starting with Sensors and Interaction, @ ACADIA conference

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Oct 17 19:48:41 CEST 2010


11- WORKSHOP TITLE: Starting with Sensors and Interaction
Instructor: Hans-Christoph Steiner (hans at eds.org), Interaction  
Designer and Artist; Pd, Arduino, and Firmata Developer
Administrative Support:
Duration: 1 Day
Date: Wednesday, 20th (10am-5pm) of October of 2010
Theme:  Using Pd and Arduino to create real-time interaction
The combination of sensors and computers provide myriad opportunities  
for creating interactions.  This workshop will introduce how to use  
computers and sensors to generate real-time interaction in the  
physical world with light and movement.  Pd (aka Pure Data) will be  
introduced as a simple programming enviroment for real-time  
interaction.  Arduinos running Firmata software will be used to  
interface to the sensors, electronics, servos, etc. This workshop will  
be a combination of short lectures, hands-on instruction, and  
unstructured time to work on learning and exploring with support of  
the instructor. While Pd is fairly easy to learn and designed for  
artists, familiarity with basic computer programming will be very  
beneficial. You will be able to apply the concepts learned in this  
course to a wide range of programming environments where Arduino /  
Firmata is supported, including Flash, Processing, and more.

We have the required electronics tools at the venue but your  
encouraged to make arrangements for purchasing the following kit: http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=170Â 
   Students are also encouraged to bring additional hardware and/or  
tools they are interested in working with.  Bring DMX lighting, LEDs,  
projectors, etc. to experiment with real-time lighting control.  Bring  
servos or motor controllers to experiment with motion.  Bring  
accelerometers, rotary sensors; flex sensors, etc. to experiment with  
sensing motion. Bring basic architecture model making supplies to  
build a model to work with. We also recommend that you bring any  
electronics equipment you may have including a soldering iron and  
solder, wire strippers, helping hands, digital multimeter, etc.
Materials required: Bring your own laptop.
Software: Pd-extended (http://puredata.info/downloads) and Arduino (http://arduino.cc 
), both free software, download and install before arriving, we can  
help troubleshoot any problems that arise.
Available Seats: 12 students/ Cost: $150
Skills required:
Location: NYC Resistor, 87 3rd Ave, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY,  

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