MAKE THINGS MOVE WITH ARDUINO: THE ESSENTIALS
SATURDAY, 10/5 from 11AM to 2PM
Explore some of the basic concepts of physical computing and Arduino and using Arduino to make things move. In this class you will learn to wire simple electrical circuits and write simple Arduino code. We will explore to program motion using DC and SERVO motors. By the end, you will be able to connect motors to Arduino, trigger motion output, and will be ready to incorporate simple motion into your own Arduino projects, such as toys that move, kinetic sculptures, or basic mechanical devices.
This 3-hour course will include an introductory lecture, as well as collaborative hands-on work wiring and programming.
Some of the contents that will be cover are:
- What is Arduino used for?
- What is physical computing?
- What is electricity?
- Basics of digital and analog
- Basic sensors : switches, dials, brightness, temperature and other sensors
- Basic outputs: lights, motors etc.
- Basics of programming
- Basic of wiring and programming simple motors : DC and Servo motors
- Some ideas for your own projects incorporating motion
Gabriella Levine is a creative technologist interested in the relationship between technology and ecology. She holds a Masters degree in Design and Technology from ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She creates sculptural and robotic works that mimic environmental phenomena and animal behavior. She is the COO of Protei Inc, manufacturing robotic biomimetic sailboats. Her work has exhibited work internationally including Ars Electronica, MIT Media Lab, Meta.Morf Electronic Arts Biennial (Norway), and the American Museum of Natural History. She received the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts Award, the first Artist in Residence at Instructables, the NYU Task Force Green Grant. She teaches at various New Media institutions (ITP, CIID), and has presented globally at symposia and lectures including the Open Hardware Summit 2011 (NYC), Startup Festival (Bangalore), and Unreasonable at State (US State Department).
For more information visit her website: gabriellalevine.com
WHAT TO BRING
– Your computer
– An Arduino starter kit. *At minimum you should bring an Arduino, USB cable, computer, DC motor, Servo motor, and if possible : a few pushbuttons, potentiometer, H Bridge, transistors, photocell, some wires, breadboard, some resistors & diodes, and LED’s.
Starter Kits can be bought online at : http://www.adafruit.com/
*We will provide basic tool kits that include digital Multimeter, wire snipper, wire stripper, screwdriver, needlenose pliers, but you are welcome to bring yours.