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Physical Computing with Arduino

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This seven-week course gives you the main skills to accomplish a project using the Arduino Development Board for creating interactive instruments and objects. The class meets Monday evenings from 7-9PM from October 9th through November 20th.

Week​ ​1:​ Introduction​ to​ Arduino​ ​​and ​the​ arduino​ IDE.​
The Blinking LED: ​Turn ​​on​ ​a​ light-emitting​ diode​ learning​ ​​the​ basic​ ​rules ​​to​ plug​ and​ ​play​ ​an ​Arduino.​
Materials: ​Resistors,​ color​ LEDs.


Week ​2:​ ​The​ ​Arduino​ IDE ​and​ the​ ​basics​ ​​of ​Arduino​ ​Coding.
​Building​ ​a​ ​Simon​ ​Says: Learn ​the​ first​ lines​ ​of​ ​​code​ to​ ​​send​ ​and​ ​receive electrical​ ​signals​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Arduino and learn the​ ​main​ ​concepts​ ​of​ ​Physical​ Interface.​
Materials:​ Resistors,​ ​​leds,​ ​buttons.


Week​ ​3: Sensors​ ​and​ basic​ ​​electronics
My​ first​ ​Theremin: Use ​sensors ​of​​ different​ ​kinds​ track​ ​the​ electrical​ ​changes​ of​ ​the ​measurements​
​​of​ this​ ​​sensors​ ​and ​​transform​ ​this​ signals​ in​ ​sound ​​frequencies.
Materials:​ ​Photoresistors,​ ​infrared​ ​distance​ ​sensors,​ ultrasonic​ distance ​​sensors, ​​thermal sensors, ​etc,​ small ​​speakers.

Week 4: Motors
The​ ​Robotic​ ​Drum​ ​Machine: Create​ ​a ​​mechanical​ ​drum​ ​stick​ ​that​ ​is​ activated​ by​ a​​ ​button​ input,​ or​ ​is​ triggered​ automatically ​from​
the​ ​code. ​​The​ ​drum​ ​stick​ ​can​ ​hit​ ​any percussive​ ​instrument​ to​ ​create​ a ​​musical​ ​rhythm.
Materials:​ ​Step​ ​motors,​ ​DC​ ​motors,​ Resistors,​ ​motor​ voltage​ drivers​​ ​(Arduino’s​ motor​ shields).

Week ​​5: ​Connecting​ ​Arduino​ ​with​ ​the​ computer.​ (Controlling​ Music​ and​ Visuals)
​ Design a​ ​​physical​ controller: Connect Arduino​ and​ Pure​ Data​ ​using ​​a USB ​cable and via​ Bluetooth.​

Week​ ​6:​ ​Final ​Project​ development

Week 7: Demo Day!
Present your work to friends & family.


About the Instructor

Sebastian Gonzalez Dixon is an Interaction ​and​ Sound​ Installation​ Artist​. He ​​investigates ​and​ ​develops ​​electronic ​​systems​ ​for​ ​the​ ​processing​ of​​ ​audio ​​and video​ ​signals.​ ​His​ ​works​ ​concentrates ​in​​ the creation​ ​of​ ​immersive ​​environments,​ ​smart objects​ and electronic​ instruments,​ for​ different​ kinds​ ​of​ ​interactive ​​experiences.​ ​He has lectured ​​in art​ ​and​ technology​ for​ ​the​ Performing​ Arts career​ at​ ​​Pontifical​ ​Xavierian ​University, Bogotá and​ ​the ​Digital​ Arts​ ​career​ ​at​ Unilatina​ University,​ ​Bogota.​ ​His​ ​artworks​ have​ been presented​ in​ ​events​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Sonar​ Festival​ Barcelona,​ Flussi​ ​Festival​ ​Napoles,​ ​and​ ArtBo​ Art​ Fair, Bogotá .


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