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. 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.
Dates: Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9
Time: 10am - 4pm
Registration Fee: $150 (Members); $200 (Non-Members)
Material Fee: $10
What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? None.
What to Bring: A notebook, pens/pencils, eraser, ruler, and calculator.
About the Instructor: Rob Cruickshank, an IA board member and our resident genius, is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist. He works in various media including electronic and robotic installations, sound art, electroacoustic music, and photography, and has been exhibited in Toronto, and internationally. Rob has developed a number of workshops at InterAccess, providing an opportunity to learn electronics, and has assisted numerous artists with the technological challenges of realizing their works.