Making Art with Electronics and Microcontrollers with Andrew Salamone
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.
Kits with all of the necessary supplies to do the workshop exercises will be provided to all students (by mail) at no additional cost.
Same-time online sessions will be Saturdays September 12, 19, 26, and October 3 from 9:30am-12:30pm with check-in sessions in between on Wednesdays September 16, 23, and 30th from 6-7pm.
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.