Great opportunity from our friends over at FuturEverything!!!
DIY PACWOMAN – Lighting and LED Game Controller.
A MzTEK TECHI WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN
Saturday 14th May @ Handmade: Digital | DIY | Craft
Victoria Baths – 10am – 4pm
This workshop will cover how to use the basic electronic components (switch, potentiometer, resistor, capacitor etc) and introduce how to control a micro-controller, Atmega 168 using the open-source Arduino software. ( http://www. arduino.cc )
You will create your own lighting patterns, such as texts and images and also develop a simple game, using a bespoke led-matrix circuit.
Check out this example video of the DYI PACMAN game: http://www.mztek.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/pacman_small.mov
ALL YOU WILL NEED IS:
– a power supply (output: 12V, over 1A): Yes! Finally something to do with all those old phone chargers! Please check your power chargers for a mobile phone, a computer or other electronic devices.
– a laptop if you can, with Arduino software installed. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you will still be able to take part in the workshop. A small number of laptops are available to use on the day.
No prior computer programming experience is needed.
This fantastic workshop will be lead by Eunjoo Shin, http://www.ejoo.org, http://www.comms.me Eunjoo Shin, an artist, explores interaction design, sound and public installation. Her art works have been featured in many venues, including FILE festival 2009 in Sao Paulo, Peadhead at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York and Seoul Art Center in Seoul. Her work, Vocal Trio was selected as one of the best interaction desgins by the Korean Federation of Design Associations, and published in the design yearbook, CREATIO 2009.
To book or for further information please email Janine McGinnies at Janine@futureeverything.org or call 0161 834 1300