The Omniversity is being run by HACMan’s good friends (and landlords)
MadLab, without whose support we’d not be able to meet in such a handy and
soldering iron friendly environment, If you know anyone who might be
interested, please forward this on to them!Beginners guide to Arduino and
‘Physical Computing’ and Arduino devices have made physical interaction
affordable and available to non-experts. Whether creating interactive
installations, information systems, prototyping products, or making new
interfaces, there is a whole world of DIY electronics, interaction design
and rapid prototyping available through this platform.
What you need to be familiar with
You’ll need to know how to use your computer, edit files, and save them.
Some programming background is useful, but not essential; if you’ve ever
Arduino programming language very familiar. If you’ve written Macros in
Excel or any desktop software, you’ll find this will help you understand
Software and costs
All software is freely available and copies will be distributed with the
course materials on the day.
We will be using the Arduino IDE, version 0021, which can be downloaded
from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software for all platforms.
We will also be using the Processing IDE, version 1.2.1, which can be
downloaded from http://processing.org/download/ for all platforms.
Equipment you’ll need
You will need to bring a computer, ideally a laptop, with a recent version
of Linux, Windows or OSX installed. You will need a USB interface on this
To prepare for the course…
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