Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  CPD wideformat course

Interactive Kinetics: Electronics for Art and Design


led by: Dr Paul O’Dowd
dates: 17-18 July 2014
times: 9.30am - 4.30pm
This course has finished and will run again in the summer of 2015

This course is an introduction to interactive technologies with the Arduino micro-processor based physical computing platform.  The Arduino is a small, cheap and accessible electronics platform that is easy to get started with – it can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can influence its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, sounds and other actuators.  Even if you don't know a lot about electronics you can get good results fairly quickly. You will develop as small piece of kinetic art that includes sensors, actuators and programming – leaving you familiar enough to reproduce and continue to practice in your own time.   Full technical support will be given throughout the course.  All materials and resources will be provided.
TechLab creative electronics studio equipped with power supplies, soldering stations, scrap materials and computers for programming with the Arduino computing platform.
Course Tutor
Paul O'Dowd is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, whose research into 3D print draws heavily from his PhD in robotics.   He is also a co-founder of RustySquid Limited, a Bristol based company applying robotic technologies to the performing and visual arts.  Paul's skill set is based around the interface of software and hardware, and his interests link physical objects and intelligent behaviours.
Maximum 8 participants