WHISPERING MACHINES - Arduino and DIY electronics workshop at Duke

TIME AND LOCATION
Time: Tuesday April 12 and April 19
11am - 2pm
Location: East Duke Building (room tba)

INSTRUCTOR
Olivier Perriquet

DESCRIPTION
The workshop is an introduction to Arduino and DIY electronics. Arduino is an 
open-source electronics prototyping environment widely used in the art 
community to design interactive objects or systems sensitive and responsive to 
the analog world. Since a few years, building electronic interactive systems 
has become quite accessible and requieres only reduced technical skills: the 
aim of the workshop is mainly to « demystify » these technologies and to learn 
the basics in a lively atmosphere. Each participant will build a simple 
machine that sends and receives signals. All the machines will eventually 
interact in a single communicative system, inspired from Chinese Whispers. 
Errors typically accumulate through retelling, noise in the transmission 
channels, miss-communication and the probable oddness of the machines may add 
to the experience and set the ground for exploring some key concepts of 
cybernetics, such as feedback mechanisms and order from noise.

BOOKS & ONLINE RESSOURCES
official arduino website (including many resources, references and tutorials)
http://www.arduino.cc
technical programming ref. + basics in electronics (free download)
http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/arduino-programming-notebook/3524028

REQUIEREMENTS
A laptop running OS X, Windows, or Linux with a USB port

PREREQUISITES
A basic knowledge of programming and/or electronics is helpful but not 
necessary.
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Oivier Perriquet
Visiting artist - Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

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