January 2, 2008
Josh Kopel is a techy of techies. A co-founder of Make Philly and an all around master of things made by hand to beep, blink, and transmit ones and zeros, Josh has started “The Hacktory.” The Hacktory promotes the use of technology in the arts and is incubated as a project within Nonprofit Technology Resources: providing classes for artists/craftspeople/makers, community events, shared facilities and equipment, artist-in-residents programs, art sales, and materials exchange. This Saturday, The Hacktory leads a class in Arduino building.
What is an Arduino and why would I want to build one? The Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Basically a small circuit board, the Arduino senses environmental stimuli by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using its own programming language and development environment in correspondence with open-source software.
The $200 enrollment fee is a little steep but includes all materials (Arduino board, prototyping supplies, and electronic components). Enrollment is limited to 14 people, so reserve your spot as soon as possible.
Editor’s Note: The class is sold out! But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still check out MakePhilly or their sweet events. Check out the MakePhilly and Hacktory website for future events, and this fun write up by Martin on a past MakePhilly event.
The Hacktory: Arduino Class
Saturday, January 5, 2008
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Nonprofit Technology Resources
1524 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130