Electronic Artworks: A Weekend Workshop

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    Gray Area Art + Technology

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February 4th: 10am-5pm (1 hour for lunch)
February 5th: 10am-5pm (1 hour for lunch)
Cost: $300 ($30/hr x 10).
Discount available for students and unemployed, please email info@grayarea.org for more info.

Instructor: Mark Hellar

Due to the popularity of the maker movement and Internet of Things, opportunities for making artwork driven by electronics is vast, great and cheap! A small internet-connected microcontroller goes for around $3 and programming them to do something interesting can be learned in a weekend workshop.

In this workshop, we will cover building basic electronic circuit building, how to use a microcontroller, interactivity with sensors and how to create an internet-connected thing. In tandem with the practical skills, participants will also engage modes of creative inquiry and will be encouraged to craft an artwork. Some examples might include a new musical interface, an internet-connected data sculpture or interactive space that senses and interacts with its participants.

Required Materials
•Arduino Starter Kit Pro (http://www.oddwires.com/arduino-starter-kit-pro/)
•Bluetooth Transceiver Module (http://www.oddwires.com/hc-05-bluetooth-transceiver-module-rs232-ttl-master-slave-module/)
•NodeMC2 V2 (http://www.oddwires.com/nodemcu-v2-esp8266-development-board/)
•IR Remote Control (http://www.oddwires.com/ir-remote-control-includes-ir-reciever-module-and-led/)

Topics Include:
• Basic electronic circuit building
• What is a microcontroller
• What is Arduino
• Beginning microcontroller programming
• Controlling motion with motors
• Fun with sensors
• LEDs and addressable LED's
• Connecting your project to the Internet
• Wireless control with Bluetooth



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