Jan 12, 2019 | 10:00 AM | Saturday

Sat Jan 12, 10:00 AM - Sat Jan 12, 1:00 PM

Dadageek HQ

2015 East Riverside Dr. Building 7BA, Austin, TX 78741

Community: Austin

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Description

In this 7-session course, you will learn how to control LEDs with a microcontroller based on sensory inputs.

Event Details

For your project, you can choose a sensor to make your art react 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 great for beginners and is geared toward sculptors, installation artists, public artists, designers, live performers, lighting techs, landscape architects, DIYers—anyone interested in creating dynamic light-based work.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, then you may be able to leverage that knowledge to make your project more complex.

At the end of the class, you will have created your own interactive light-based art object, and you will have gained the knowledge and experience necessary to go on to create bigger and more complex light installations.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Setup and usage of the Arduino microcontroller programming environment
Basic programming and debugging skills
How to control LEDs (brightness, color, patterns, etc)
How to read buttons and knobs
How to read data from various sensors

CLASS MATERIALS
Students must have:
Laptop (Mac or PC)
Micro USB Cable

dadageek provides:
Arduino-compatible microcontroller
Breadboard, wires, resistors, button, potentiometer
One strip of RGB LEDs
One sensor of your choice
All materials are included and yours to keep!
For your class project, you may wish to purchase additional materials

REQUIREMENTS
No prior electronics experience
No prior programming experience

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
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 of Delptronics, a maker of unique electronic musical instruments. Mickey has been teaching electronics workshops—in p

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