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(this workshop is part of the ACADIA conference: http://www.acadia.org)

WORKSHOP TITLE: Starting with Sensors and Interaction
Instructor: Hans-Christoph Steiner (hans@eds.org), Interaction Designer and Artist; Pd, Arduino, and Firmata Developer
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Duration: 1 Day
Date: Wednesday, 20th (9am-5pm) of October of 2010
Theme:  Using Pd and Arduino to create real-time interaction
The combination of sensors and computers provide myriad opportunities for creating interactions.  This workshop will introduce how to use computers and sensors to generate real-time interaction in the physical world with light and movement.  Pd (aka Pure Data) will be introduced as a simple programming enviroment for real-time interaction.  Arduinos running Firmata software will be used to interface to the sensors, electronics, servos, etc. This workshop will be a combination of short lectures, hands-on instruction, and unstructured time to work on learning and exploring with support of the instructor. While Pd is fairly easy to learn and designed for artists, familiarity with basic computer programming will be very beneficial. You will be able to apply the concepts learned in this course to a wide range of programming environments where Arduino / Firmata is supported, including Flash, Processing, and more.

We have the required electronics tools at the venue but your encouraged to make arrangements for purchasing the following kit: http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=170Â  Students are also encouraged to bring additional hardware and/or tools they are interested in working with.  Bring DMX lighting, LEDs, projectors, etc. to experiment with real-time lighting control.  Bring servos or motor controllers to experiment with motion.  Bring accelerometers, rotary sensors; flex sensors, etc. to experiment with sensing motion. Bring basic architecture model making supplies to build a model to work with. We also recommend that you bring any electronics equipment you may have including a soldering iron and solder, wire strippers, helping hands, digital multimeter, etc.
Materials required: Bring your own laptop and a physical computing kit from NYU Bookstore or Adafruit: http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=170
Software: Pd-extended (http://puredata.info/downloads) and Arduino (http://arduino.cc), both free software, download and install before arriving, we can help troubleshoot any problems that arise.
Available Seats: 12 students/ Cost: $150
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Location: NYC Resistor, 87 3rd Ave, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY, nycresistor.com

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