Week 6:02 Creative App Development Face to Face Event -Day 1

We began the day with a tour of the Campus and then we got stuck into the nitty gritty with some hands on practical experience with Arduino and some ‘simple’ electronics. I say simple this was very intense but invaluable for me as I’m particiluarly interested in how this could be applied to my fine art project ‘Shell’.

Digital – Analogue
We learned about how analogue is different to digital and that analogue is complex but given a value which we tell the computer to read given

Arduino UNO

 

Arduino Leonardo

 

We learned about components:

Breadboard

 

10k resistors
Sensors – such as a light sensor (we talked about how I could you memory wire and heat to open and close a flower for example)
Diode
Coil (How the current returns back to where it came from unless a diode is in place – as a diode has one directional flow)

Simply put there are sensors and actuators

Code
We learned how to write simple code using Arduino (JavaScript)
If.. then statements
    
Loops
End

We wired an arduino to a breadboard and components so that we could

Control a switch on/off

Control a set of LED’s Red-yellow-green

Control a potentiometer (variable resistor) to control an array of neo pixels which were given a colour (which could have been any one of 244 colours) – Great potential for a pixelation project.

We were set a task to create a paper prototype which could collect the following data and represent it on an interactive screen.

Ages
<29 nbsp="" p="" starfish="">29-45 Jellyfish
>46 Fish

Gender

Continent

Vote on the workshop
Good  
Not Good  
Okay

We used our knowledge to design an interactive board which

✔️Unique plastic bottle button press for jellyfish/fish/starfish
✔️A variable pixel led which could be varied so that the light turned from pink through purple to ✔️blue/pink/purple blended light – as a measure of a delegates maleness  or femaleness at that moment.
Bubble number for the continent
✔️red – yellow – green lights for the vote

(Paper prototype image here)

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