CADA - Atmosferas Digital Arts Center is organizing "Let's Get Physical - Physical Computing with Arduino", Lisbon, 3-6- May, Massimo Banzi.
About Arduino (www.arduino.cc) Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board and a development environment that implements the Processing language. Arduino can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects or can be connected to software on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, Max/MSP). The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.
The Arduino Project was developed out of an educational environment and is therefore great for newcomers to get things working quickly.
About the Workshop The Arduino philosophy is based on making design rather then talking about it. It is a constant search for faster and more accurate ways to build better prototypes. We have explored many prototyping techniques and developed ways of thinking with our hands.
This workshop has a strong practical component. At the end of the workshop participants will devellop a mini-project.
About Massimo Banzi (It) Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of Arduino. Currently teaches Physical Interaction Design at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. Has worked on interactive design projects for clients like Prada, Artemide and Adidas. He is the co-founder of the Interaction Design Lab (www.interactiondesign-lab.co= m) Personal site: http://www.potemkin.org.
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