Making Art with Electronics and Microcontrollers with Andrew Salamone
2021 July 13-August 12, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9pm
Microcontrollers, like Arduino, have made it possible to create practically any electronic device all by ourselves. By using programming code to digitally control electronic components, we can make things move, talk, or light-up with just a few lines of text, but these overwhelming possibilities are also why getting started with microcontrollers and electronics can be so intimidating!
Starting with the basics of writing code, wiring, and circuit design, Making Art with Electronics and Microcontrollers will introduce techniques for incorporating electronics and microcontrollers into art projects. The workshop will be in 3 parts: electrical, mechanical, and digital, and the goal is for those processes to be integrated by the end of the workshop. We’ll go over electronic components, like DC motors, servos, and LEDs. And after learning how to add lights, motion, and interactive sensors to your work, we’ll combine them into a finished art project.
Purchasing this $36.99 kit from Amazon is a required supply for the workshop.
Same-time online sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9pm, starting July 13 and ending August 12, 2021.Register
Andrew Salomone is a multimedia artist, teacher, and writer. His work is based on the dynamic relationship between traditional crafting processes and new technologies. He has lectured on internet art practice at Parsons The New School for Design and worked as a resident artist in The Museum of Art and Design’s Open Studio Program. He contributes to arts and culture publications like Vice’s Creator’s Project and Motherboard, and has written numerous tutorials as a staff writer for Make Magazine and Craft Magazine. Salomone is an adjunct professor at The Visual Studies Workshop.