Interactive Light Art Workshop

Oct 26 2019 10:00 - Oct 27 2019 17:00

SPACE 4, 113 Fonthill Road, N4 3HH London

“Aphra and Jamie are very passionate and dedicated, they have taught us SO much over the course of these two days!” female, 25-35 yrs

Join internationally renowned light artist Aphra Shemza and programmer Jamie Howard this October for their Interactive Light Art Workshop. 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.

Materials for the workshop included in the price:

  1. Custom made Perspex module
  2. Individually Addressable LEDs
  3. Arduino Nano equivalent
  4. USB cable
  5. Microphone
  6. PCB
  7. Capacitor
  8. Resistors
  9. Wire
    Materials above including soldering irons and wire cutters etc… will be provided however participants must bring a laptop with them.
    “With no prior experience of coding or electronics, it was exciting to learn something new and achieve a very colourful result in a weekend, with the expert, kind and patient guidance of Aphra and Jamie.” female, 55-65 yrs


    Day One, 10am-1pm:

    • Introduction to Arduino
    • Introduction to soldering and best practice
    • Practical soldering tasks
    • Introduction to programming in C++
    • Code: Constants, variables and the Blink program

    1-2pm: Break


    • Introduction to your circuit for today; resistors, capacitors, LEDs, breadboard and microphone.
    • Practical circuit building on a breadboard
    • Testing your components
    • Code: Programming conditional statements, input and output
    • Code: Processing sound using code
    • Code: What is a library, downloading and using a library

    Day Two, 10am-1pm:

    • Introduction of the PCB
    • Introduction of the external power supplies
    • Practical soldering tasks

    1-2pm: Break


    • Testing your circuit
    • Circuit integration
    • Code: Creating and using functions to expand your program
    • Code: Learn how to change parameters and variables in the code to affect the outcomes and make your module unique
    • Code: Finalising and debugging your code

    For any further information please contact: | +44 (0)7981337752