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May 18, 2007



Call for Participants

ARDUINO BASIC & BLUETOOTH WORKSHOP; DIY wireless interative networking for artists & designers :: 11 | 12 & 13 | 14 | 15 June 2007 :: Mediamatic Amsterdam.

Arduino is an affordable computing platform which is particularly useful for designers and artists who want to build small interactive projects. Arduino takes input from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other outputs. In this workshop you will learn how to work with the basic and the wireless Arduino.

WORKSHOP APPROACH: We offer a 5-day workshop. Depending on your experience you can also register only for the first two, or only for the last three days. We start with a 2-day introduction to Arduino (11 | 12 June), for those who haven't worked with Arduino's before. We will work on the basic USB Arduino, the lay-out of the board, how to connect hardware and some basic programming skills.

In the following days (13 | 14 | 15 June) we will deal with more advanced versions and uses, including Bluetooth Arduino's and the programming possibilities with Pure Data. In these three days you will work on your own small prototype of a wireless Arduino application.

TARGET GROUP: Art students, product developers, computer scientists, hardware hackers, nerds, dancers - everyone is welcome. However, note that some technical affinity is required. Some experience in programming and electronics will come in useful, specifically in soldering and java, but is not strictly necessary. We advise you to download the Arduino software and have a look at http://www.arduino.cc before.

TRAINERS: Ubi de Feo (It) will lead the first days of the workshop. Massimo Banzi (It), who invented Arduino, is present during the last two days.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: Check the full programme. For more information about this workshop call Deborah Meibergen of Klaas Kuitenbrouwer + 31 (0)20 6389901 or workshops[at]mediamatic.net. Register here.

LOCATION: Mediamatic is located in the centre of Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 5, fifth floor, 1011 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

COSTS: 5 days EUR 200,- | 3 days EUR 125,- | 2 days EUR 100,- (incl. VAT).
Including coffee, tea, juice, fruit and cookies but without lunch.

Posted by jo at May 18, 2007 12:08 PM