We're launching the Omniversity, housed at the Manchester Digital Laboratory. The MadLab has been one of the country's most successful hack and creative digital culture spaces, attracting thousands of visitors to the region and bringing in national and international talent to lead free workshops and events. Every evening is double-booked with free community-driven events around open platforms and professional development. Building off the back of this success, and the huge network we've built, we're offering the Omniversity - an expert-lead series of training programmes, designed to be affordable and lead by industry veterans and in-the-trenches professionals, rather than full-time tutors. We'll be teaching people platforms from the near-future, without the cost overheads that more formalised training providers impose.
This brings us nicely to the course of the Beginners Guide to Arduino & Physical Computing...
Physical Computing’ and Arduino devices have made physical interaction affordable and available to non-experts. Whether creating interactive installations, information systems, prototyping products, or making new interfaces, there is a whole world of DIY electronics, interaction design and rapid prototyping available through this platform.
But what can you do with an Arduino? Here are some of our favourite projects using the Arduino- Joe Saavedra's SOBEaR, the responsible robot bartender, Sosolimited’s HBO Snow Window, & last but not least the MadLab/HACman collaboration : Project-A-Sketch
To find out more & book onto the course please see here > http://omniversity.madlab.org.uk/booking/?regevent_action=register&event_id=7&name_of_event=Beginners+guide+to+Arduino+and+Physical+Computing
Hope to see you soon!