Workshops

Upcoming workshop
Aug 8 - 9, 2015

Intro to Electronics For Artists

Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work.  This workshop, geared to artists, is for those new in electronics, or for those who need a refresher.  Keeping math at a minimum, you will learn the basics of electricity starting with Ohm’s Law, and work your way up to building simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs.  You will learn how to interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices.  Fear not: math will be kept to a minimum in this workshop.

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Aug 13 - 27, 2015

Circuit Board Design in EagleCAD

Learn how to design and print your own custom circuit boards using EagleCAD software.  This workshop series will take you through the workflow for designing and printing circuit boards.  You will learn how to create a schematic, design a circuit board, customize parts, and prepare files to send to the PCB manufacturer.  With boards being so cheap these days, there's no reason not to have awesome custom circuit boards in your projects!  

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Upcoming workshop
Aug 25, 2015

Surface-mount Soldering

Surface-mount is the new black. Learn about component package sizes, footprints, soldering techniques and how to troubleshoot hand-soldered surface-mount boards.

 

Registration Fee: 

Members: $45

Non-Members: $60

 

Materials Fee: $15

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Jul 30, 2015

Atari Punk Console

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  To get on the Waiting List, please email us.

Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console! In collaboration with Maker Festival.

We will run this workshop in two timeslots:

6-7pm (10 people)

7-8pm (10 people)

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Jul 27, 2015

3D Scanning

In this workshop you will learn how to scan an object using the NextEngine 3D scanner, work with the NextEngine software, modify the model and export it for 3D printing.  This event is a Satellite Event of Maker Festival.  All participants will receive a Member rate ($45) for this workshop.

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Jul 6 - 20, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 (Series)

Raspberry Pi 2 is a powerful mini-computer used in many interactive works.  Using the RPi2, you will learn to write code in Python, scrape data from common web sources, and use sensors and actuators with the board.

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Jun 30, 2015

Intro to Rhino 5

Rhinoceros is a powerful 3D modelling software that can be used for many applications.  In this introductory workshop you will learn to navigate Rhino 5 and create 3D models that can be exported for printing. 

 

From Rhino3d.com: 

Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translateNURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.

Special features include:

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Jun 25, 2015

signalJam~

signalJam~ is an event for live coding audio compositions for users of Max MSP or Pure Data. This event is all about play, experimentation and improvisation. This is not a workshop, rather it is a creative play space for all levels of skill! 

This event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $10.  To track enrollment, please register ahead of time.

 

Rules of signalJam~:

Because of the open nature of this live coding session, we need to set some perimeters to ensure that it is fun and accessible for everyone.

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Jun 23, 2015

3D Modelling for 3D Printing

Have you still not used a 3D printer yet?  We've got two new Ultimaker 2 3D printers and a NextEngine 3D scanner in the studio, so you should learn to 3D model so you can 3D print.  In this workshop you will be introduced to 3D modelling using 123D software, and learn the design rules for 3D printing, how to prepare your files, choose filaments, and set up the 3D printer to print (you'll print, too!).

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Jun 11 - 18, 2015

Max for Ableton Users

This is an exciting time for electronically produced sounds because the lines between instrument, environment, gesture, and performance are all mixing into a pumping aural cocktail. In these workshops you will learn basic approaches and techniques used to create interactive and generative sonic experiences. This is ideal for participants looking to create interactive audio installations or learn some nifty tricks to enhance their audio performances with technology.

 

Part 1: Introduction to Max For Live and MSP

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Past workshop
May 28, 2015

Interfacing Arduino and Max 7

Custom electronics allows you to create unique interfaces and experiences for your interactive installations. Learn how to approach electronics projects from a graphical flow programming approach. Connect switches and sensors to Audio and Video, or control output like LED's based off of audio and video events!

Materials: We'll loan you an Arduino for the workshop, which you're welcome to purchase at the end of the workshop if you like.

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May 16, 2015

Wearables and Collaborative Performance

In this full-day workshop you will learn to use Bluetooth and Arduino (in the form of the LightBlue Bean) as well as various body sensors to create generative designs through collaborative performance. You will get your feet wet with writing Arduino code, reading and managing sensor data, sending wireless messages and interfacing with Processing.  You'll learn to think conceptually about the body and its relationship to time, space, and technology.

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