|Electronics for Artists
is a two day course first presented in November 2010 at the Digital Media
Centre at South Hill Park in Bracknell.All material and
examples are available as open source download here.
The first day of the course is a general introduction to electronic
components and tries to gives
a feel for how circuits work. It provides plenty of
opportunity to try experiments on the circuits suggested and should
give people enough understanding to feel they can build and modify
circuits in future.
In the second day of the course we use the Arduino programmable
controller to create a simple organ with lighting effects using the
electronic skills from day 1. The focus is on techniques that are
useful to make interactive installations and can be picked up easily.
The course is suitable for people with no past experience in electronics
or computer programing.
Each stage of the course introduces new ideas that build and develop
throughout the day. There are lots of fun circuits ending up with an
electronic organ and a chain-light sequencer.
Flickr set of photos for the first presentation of the couse.
notes are licensed under a Creative
Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
If you would like me to run the course for your group or organization
then please contact me via the guestbook
or blog to discuss options.
(Open Office Format)
Electronics for Artists
Electronics for Artists
Arduino Sketches for Part 2 of the course
Want to develop your electronics skills further? Here are some
to build an Atari Punk
Console - an
introduction to the more practical side of building electronics.
Electronics - new book
out from O'Reilly. Getting storming reviews and very similar in concept
to this course. Also available on amazon.co.uk. One brave
beginner is writing a blog as they
are building the circuits.
also had a very good series
of videos about
different electronic components. Good refresh for those that have done
the course or introduction for those that haven't.
of Electronics is the classic text book for those that want
to do deep in to the subject without having their head explode! It's
packed with information, but is a surprisingly readable. Probably not
suitable for absolute beginners though. Buy a copy when you've built a
few circuits and want to know what's really going on.
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