Rob Cruickshank
May 4 - 11, 2019

Intro to Arduino for Artists

This two-part workshop is intended for people new to electronics, programming or Arduino. Arduino is a platform specifically intended for non-technical people doing creative projects with electronics.  It's easy to use but getting started can be overwhelming if you are trying to figure it out for yourself. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • What is Arduino, and what can you do with it?
  • Basic intro to digital electronics
  • What is a program? How do you write one?
  • Program structure, variables, functions, arithmetic operations, conditional operations, etc.
  • How do we sense the outside world, and how do we translate these readings into physical things like motion or light?
  • How to use pre-written libraries for more advanced functions.

There will be lots of time to experiment, and to share or try out ideas!


Part 1: Saturday, May 4

Part 2: Saturday, May 11

Time: 1-4pm

Registration Fees:

Annual Studio or Workshop Pass Discount $95

Regular Price $140

Prerequisites: None!

What to bring: A laptop computer and if you own an Arduino, please bring it with you! A few computers will be available for those who don't own one - contact us in advance to reserve one. We will cover the installation of the Arduino programming environment, but if you come to class with it pre-loaded, that's great!

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.

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Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.

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