SAT & Sun 9AM — 2PM

from June 30
to July 8

$315.00

for 20 hours of instruction
+ $65 of materials

east side collective

2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702

 
 
class information
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Arduino is an important tool tool for artists who want to make interactive artwork

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CREATE ART THAT REACTS TO THE WORLD AROUND IT

Arduino was created for artists and others who don’t have a background in programming to make it easier to create interactive artwork

In four intensive 5-hour class sessions, you will learn how to use a microcontroller to create interactive art. For your project, you can create art that reacts to changes in sound, light, color, proximity, motion, body gestures, temperature, humidity, or touch. You can even include buttons and knobs as additional input devices.

This is a beginner level course. You will learn just enough programming and electronics to bring your artistic vision to light.

This course is carefully designed to start at zero and only spend time on the technical details you need to create your project. We keep technical terms to a minimum and carefully explain them. We also give you the resources to continue learning on your own after the course. If you already know some programming or electronics, you can leverage that knowledge to make your project more complex.

At the end of the class, you will have created your own interactive  art object, and you will have gained the knowledge and experience necessary to go on to create bigger and more complex work!

 
 
 

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This course is for sculptors, installation artists, DIY makers, designers, fashion designers—anyone interested in creating interactive artwork.

 
 
 

The course culminates in a public exhibition of the students’ work at the student showcase. See past showcases here.

 
 
                                                                                Daniel Rozin's "last chance to shine"

                                                                               Daniel Rozin's "last chance to shine"

 
 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Key Skills 

 

+ Familiarity with the Arduino environment

+ Basic programming and debugging skills

+ Using existing code libraries

+ Reading data from buttons and knobs

+ Reading various sensor data

+ Controlling LED lights 

+ Display text and graphics on an LCD

+ Output sound/music

 
 
 

Materials

students must have:

+ Laptop (Mac or Windows)

 

materials PROVIDED and yours to keep:

+ Arduino-compatible microcontroller

+ USB cable

+ Buttons and potentiometers (knobs)

+ One LCD or OLED display

+ AC adapter

+ Breadboard and jumper wires

+ One strip or grid of LEDs Pixels

+ A sensor of your choice

 
 
 

Requirements

No prior electronics experience

No prior programming experience

 
 

FOR INSPIRATION

Artists Working in this Medium

 
 

DANIEL ROZiN

 

ANOUK WIPPRECHT

 
 

jen lewin

 
 
about your instructor
 
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“Mickey is great at distilling ideas down to the most important take-away. This is helpful when you’re a beginner and don’t know what data to pay attention to.”

— dadageek student

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Mickey Delp is an electrical and computer engineer with expertise in analog and digital circuit design and embedded systems programming. He is the founder and Chief Inventor at Delptronics, a maker of unique electronic musical instruments.
 

 
 
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Mickey is a frequent presenter at Dorkbot and Nerd Nite, and co-developed and co-runs the Nerd Nite Austin Ambassador program.

Mickey is also an electronic musician who performs solo and with various projects around Austin. Check out his performance at the dadageek student showcase in March 2017.

 
 

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