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November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$40 – $50

This beginner-friendly, in-person workshop will introduce you to the process of combining electronic inputs and outputs. Using an Arduino microcontroller board and user-friendly software, we will copy and paste code from the internet to send to the Arduino, creating functionality with the components we connect through simple circuits.

The hands-on workshop will begin with a quick overview of the Arduino and the various components in your take-home kit, as well as installing the free open-source software that allows us to send instructions to the Arduino. We will then proceed to try a few examples as a group to get comfortable with the workflow, followed by more individual explorations based on your unique interests.

By the end of the three hour workshop you will be able to connect simple components together (buttons, LEDs etc), as well as know how to search online for basic wiring instructions and example code others have prepared. This is a low voltage (safe) and easy workshop that will pose few barriers for anyone comfortable using a computer and a search engine. No prior experience necessary!

Register through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/electronics-for-artists-designers-makers-workshop-tickets-201813568817

Space is limited, masks are mandatory, must be double-vaccinated and social distancing will be maintained and all participants must adhere to our COVID-19 policy: https://www.edvideo.org/about/staff-contact/covid-policy. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop if they have one available to them, if not we can provide for participation in the workshop.

Please email Maddie at [email protected] if you have any questions. To ensure willing participants have access to educational opportunities, please email Maddie at [email protected] if you face financial barriers. Space permitting, we can provide discounted or complementary admission.

Thoreau ‘Theo’ Bakker is a Canadian artist, working with both traditional and technologically mediated sculpture. He combines new technology with old techniques, incorporating 3D scanning and virtual reality with mold making, casting and composites. Creative / research interests include pop aesthetics and mass production, drawing visual inspiration from consumer goods and toys. His experience with electronics began at the Diyode Maker Space in Guelph, and grew as a graduate student in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University in Toronto.

[Image Description: Coloured Image. Image depicts a neatly arranged display of simple electronic components – buttons, LEDs and colourful cords on a light grey background. The same image of the electronic components with the background removed has been layered on top in varying sizes. In the top left corner of the image black text on a white background reads: Ed Video Media Arts Centre Presents: Electronics for Artists, Designers & Makers Workshop. In the bottom left corner of the image black text reads: Facilitated by Thoreau Bakker. Sat. Nov, 20th 2-5pm EST at Ed Video Media Arts Centre, 404 York Rd, Guelph.]

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