The Maker and DIY movements using simple electronics are seeing exploding adoption by artists and designers. A quick look at sites like kickstarter demonstrate the breadth of products and inventions--everything from robotics to new product launches and art pieces that sense and react to the environment. Arduinos, programming, soldering, and electronics are all simpler than they look and within your grasp. In this course, you'll be guided through the selection and construction of your own project, with tutorials and lectures tailored to the specific interests of the class. You'll leave class with a working project that incorporates bits, electrons, and art.
No programming or electronics experience required. In-class personal laptop access strongly encouraged. Internet access required to retrieve course materials.