Feb 25, 2016
One of the most essential techniques when creating an interactive work is determining when a user is present to engage with the piece. In this workshop, you will learn how to use a webcam to detect a participant in an interactive installation, using the webcam feed as input to initiate interactive events.
Feb 20, 2016
In this workshop, participants will follow the workflow of 3D scanning an object, manipulating the model, and exporting files. Participants will work with the NextEngine 3D scanner and Autodesk 123Design.
The workshop will focus on creating files for 3D printing. You are welcome to register for Intro to 3D Printing! and learn to print your files in the afternoon.
Feb 20, 2016
In this workshop, participants will learn the workflow of 3D printing an object from digital files. Steps include manipulating the model, exporting files, and printing the object on IA's Ultimaker 2 printers. You will learn to prepare files for 3D printing using Autodesk123Design.
The workshop will focus on printing two kinds of objects. These include:
- an object from a 3D scan, and,
- an object designed entirely in 3D modelling software (Autodesk 123Design or Rhino).
Feb 11, 2016
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of digital audio and how to use live audio to make sound reactive work using Max 7! To do this, we will be using microphones to affect video in real-time. Additionally, you will learn how to create a simple audio player which you can control programmatically.
Feb 4, 2016
Max 7 is a visual programming environment. In this workshop you will learn the ins and outs of the Max 7 environment as well as some universal concepts at the core of most programming languages (and electronics). To do this, we will cover the basics of manipulating both pre-recorded and live video feeds in real-time!
Jan 23, 2016
The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work.
Jan 16 - 17, 2016
Learn the basics of electricity and build simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs. You will interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices commonly used in new media and electronic artworks.
Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2015
Back by popular demand! Learn how to control robotic lights, theatrical dimmer units and addressable RGB LEDs! Participants will explore different ways of controlling sample lighting units (provided) using Arduino, Processing, and openFrameworks, and will consider ways that a small breadboard circuit can be scaled up to a large artwork. We will have samples of many different types of lighting fixtures to control, and discuss ways that you can create your own lighting fixtures.
Nov 21, 2015
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!