Join internationally renowned light artist Aphra Shemza and programmer Jamie Howard this November for an Interactive Light Art Workshop. Partnering with Ugly Duck, the team will provide a hands-on two-day workshop where participants will learn how to create a sound reactive light sculpture.
Not only will each participant walk away with a stunning interactive sculpture, they will also develop invaluable skills in the following areas; soldering, basic micro-electronics, prototyping on a breadboard, testing components, circuit integration, Arduino and Arduino programming in C++.
Although no prior knowledge about electronics or Arduino is required participants must be over 18, have manual dexterity and competent computer literacy. This workshop is challenging but rewarding. It will start from the basics and leave participants with the skills and confidence to integrate electronics into their projects in the future.
Price: £145 (not including any ticket fees)
*As the material cost for this workshop is high, we will only be able to run the workshop with a minimum number of 6 participants.
Materials for the workshop included in the price:
Custom made Perspex sculpture
Individually Addressable LED tape
Arduino Nano equivalent
Materials above including soldering irons and wire cutters etc… will be provided however participants must bring a laptop with them.
Day One, 10am-5pm:
Introduction to Arduino and software on your computer, run test program
Introduction to soldering
Create circuits on breadboard and test components with example code
Soldering your circuit onto a PCB
Start circuit integration into the Perspex module
Day Two. 10am -5pm:
Finish Circuit integration
Introduction to C++ coding
Learn how to program your module with example code
Learn to change parameters and variables in the code to effect the outcome