This workshop will introduce attendees to the Arduino development ecosystem, basic electronics prototyping, the use of sensors/displays on the arduino platform to provide input/output, and using Bluetooth, WiFi and MQTT to send/receive information/triggers remotely to trigger actions and events, including triggering musical and visual compositions.
The first half of the workshop will focus on developing a working knowledge of the Arduino development platform. This will range from simple operations such as flashing an LED up to streaming sensor values to a live web portal.
The second half of the workshop will focus on taking these sensor values and using them to generate real-time audio experiences.
This is a great introduction to both the practical world of electronics, and the concepts of physical computing inherent in the burgeoning field of IoT.
Attendees can bring their own laptops. It would be helpful if attendees can install the (free) Arduino IDE ahead of time to keep things running smoothly!
This workshop is facilitated by Andrew Bolster, a Data Scientist and Systems Researcher with a wide range of skills and experiences across technical, business, and entrepreneurial fields. Andrew is the Founder/Director of Farset Labs amongst other things! andrewbolster.info/
Future Labs is kindly supported by Belfast City Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.