Intro to Arduino
with Scott Cazan
Date & Time
April 5, 2014, 1pm–5pm
April 6, 2014, 1pm–5pm
April 12, 2014, 1pm–5pm
Machine Project
$225 for members
$250 for non-members

Instructor Scott Cazan will teach you about Arduino and explore many of its artistic applications in this three-session class.

An Arduino is an open-source micro-controller with the ability to quickly and easily interface with a variety of sensors, electronics, and software making it a staple of physical computing in artistic applications. We will cover a variety of topics such as basic electronics, hardware sensors, programming in the Arduino language, and what can be done when you combine all of these things. All materials are included in the cost of the class.

A laptop running OS X, Windows, or Linux with a USB port.

A basic knowledge of programming and/or electronics is helpful but not necessary. We will start from the beginning.

Class 1
Saturday, April 5, 1pm–5pm
Setting up the Arduino hardware & software
with Scott Cazan

Why microcontrollers?
Basic electronics and making things blink
Basic introduction to the Arduino programming language
Reading Schematics
Making some basic circuits with a potentiometer

Class 2
Saturday, April 6, 1pm–5pm
More programming!
with Scott Cazan

Sensors (switches, knobs, & light sensors)
Controlling software using sensors

Class 3
Saturday, April 12, 1pm–5pm
Introduction to pulse width modulation (PWM)
with Scott Cazan

Controlling DC & Servo motors with Arduino
Using Arduino with other programs (Processing, Max/MSP, etc.)
Questions and further applications!