Learn to Program Arduino

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Price: $30.00 /per person
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Introduction to working with Arduino - Programming and Circuit Building for Sensors

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. http://www.arduino.cc/

Some experience with electronics, programming, or both, is useful, but not required.

You will learn:
• How to connect the Arduino to your computer
• How to blink an LED
• How to read input from a pushbutton and light sensor
• How to make sound with a piezo buzzer
• How to program color shifts with an RGB LED
• Build your own capacitive touch sensor with conductive fabric, including working with Arduino libraries.
• How to approach more advanced topics and attach other sensors and actuators to continue learning on your own!

The class fee includes an extensive parts kit with an Arduino compatible board and all the other parts you need. You must bring a laptop with the free Arduino IDE software installed. (We will have an install day the Hack Night before) https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

Instructor Bio:
Christine Shallenberg is a multimedia artist whose work ranges in scale from intimate biometric monitoring to mediated light and sound installations to participatory choreographies for audiences. She currently co-engineers the JCSpaceRadio collaborative, engaging in a casually critical dialogue with frequencies through workshops, performances and interactive installations. In addition, she teaches Wearable Technology and Soft Computing and Data Visualization Collaborative at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As Lighting Designer for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, she designed Second Hand, Antic Meet, Nearly 902 and more than 30 unique Event performances seen around the world. Her work has been recognized through a DCASE Chicago project grant and residencies at Links Hall, Chicago and Signal Culture, NY.