Creative Coding with Arduino Uno
In-person at InterAccess - Register Here!
Welcome to the Arduino Uno Beginners' Workshop! This hands-on workshop is designed for individuals who are new to the world of Arduino and are eager to dive into the realm of electronics and programming. The Arduino Uno is a versatile and user-friendly microcontroller board that serves as an excellent introduction to the principles of electronics, coding, and hardware interfacing. Whether you're an artist, designer, hobbyist, or just curious about technology, this workshop will provide you with the foundational skills to kickstart your Arduino journey.
Introduction to Arduino Uno: Understand what Arduino Uno is, its components, and its significance in the world of DIY electronics.
Assembly Basics: Learn how to assemble the Arduino Uno board, connect it to a computer, and understand the various pins and components on the board.
First Steps with the Arduino IDE: Get acquainted with the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE), where you'll write, compile, and upload your code to the board.
Your First Arduino Sketch: Write your first simple program (or "sketch") to make an LED blink – the "Hello World" of the Arduino universe.
Understanding Inputs and Outputs: Dive deeper into the world of digital and analog pins, and learn how to read inputs (like buttons) and control outputs (like LEDs and motors).
Hands-on Projects: Engage in a series of mini-projects that will allow you to apply what you've learned, from building a simple light sensor to creating a mini musical instrument.
Troubleshooting and Best Practices: Learn how to diagnose common issues, understand error messages, and adopt best practices to ensure smooth project development.
Resources and Next Steps: Discover online resources, tutorials, and communities that can support your continued learning and exploration with Arduino.
Join us for this exciting workshop and embark on a journey of creativity, innovation, and endless possibilities with Arduino Uno!
About the Facilitator
Vladimir Kanic is the creator of living algae sculptures that use spectators’ breath as food and convert it into oxygen while mitigating the effects of climate change. His worldbuilding practice imagines living algae sculptures as beacons of decarbonized future, where social and climate justice are collaborative public acts as essential as breathing. The sculptures are powered by multiple Arduinos and lots of creative coding.
Vladimir studied Creative Computing at the Goldsmiths University in London and graduated OCAD University as the Governor General’s Academic Medal and Sir Edmund Walker Award recipient. He is currently completing his MFA at York University.
- Laptop with Windows or MacOS
- Arduino IDE
Interested participants without access to this equipment may email email@example.com to inquire about renting equipment provided by InterAccess. Access to equipment is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis and is not guaranteed.
Please make sure to prepare and test out this setup well before the workshop. If you run into any issues with installing or using this software, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for troubleshooting advice.
Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at email@example.com.
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.
InterAccess’s Fall 2023 Education Programming is made possible through the support of EQ Bank.
Cover image courtesy of Vladimir Kanic