- 1 Summary
- 2 Instructors
- 3 Curriculum
- 3.1 Week 1 - Intro/Assembly
- 3.2 Week 2 - Digital input/output
- 3.3 Week 3 - Analog Input/Output, PWM
- 3.4 Week 4 - Interfacing
- 3.5 Week 5 - Catchup / Oscilloscope / Your own projects
- 3.6 Week 6 - Advanced Motor Controll
- 3.7 Week 7 - Designing your own PCBs
- 3.8 Week 8 - Etching your own PCBs
- 3.9 Week X - Enclosures, Linkages, Framing
- 3.10 Week Y - Advanced Interfaces
- 3.11 Week Z - Multiplexed displays
- 3.12 Final
- 4 Grading
- 5 Students Pages
- 6 Reference
VIS 147B # ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR ART II 4 units;
A continuation of the electronics curriculum design of programmable microcontroller systems for creating artworks that are able to respond to complex sets of input conditions, perform algorithmic and procedural processing and generate real time output.
Prerequisites: VIS 147A.
Spring 2009 - Vis 147B
My work: http://roberttwomey.com
I also work at the Experimental Game Lab (http://www.experimentalgamelab.net/)
Office Hours: Thursdays 4-5pm, electronics lab (VAF 106)
Office Hours: Email! Atkinson Hall 2503
Week 1 - Intro/Assembly
- Assemble your Freeduino:
- INSTRUCTIONS: http://mcukits.com/2009/03/12/assembling-the-freeduino-board-kit/
- verify values of resistors and capacitors (see charts in Practical Electronics for Inventors)
- check polarity (+/-) on capacitors, LEDs
- care with soldering
- Download and install Arduino 0015 software: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
- Assignment: Assembled, functioning Freeduino, communicating with computer, able to upload test sketches, before next class.
- NOTE: We have a newer, beefier processor than the original Arduino. You need to tell the Arduino software this.
- (if you had problems uploading, this may have been why)
- In the Arduino software, under Tools->Board, select the Duemilanove w/ Atmega 328.
Week 2 - Digital input/output
- USES OF THE ARDUINO ON THE WEB:
- to make a 3d scanner http://hackedgadgets.com/2009/04/02/3d-arduino-scanner/
- with 2 servos (to be demonstrated), and an IR range-finder: http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R144-GP2Y0A02YK.html
- Have you seen anything you like?
Week 3 - Analog Input/Output, PWM
- lights, fading
- sounds, tone generation
- Basic motor control (DC motors) see week 5
Week 4 - Interfacing
- Serial Interface
- Processing, MaxMSP, and many more.
- Computer -> Arduino
- Arduino -> Computer
Week 5 - Catchup / Oscilloscope / Your own projects
- Discuss homework.
- The Oscilloscope (Ah-ha!)
- Wikis (take it away Chris)
- HOMEWORK: Look on-line to find an interesting project someone has made with an Arduino. Register for this Wiki (instructions below), and post a link to the project you found, along with a short paragraph describing your interest in the project. PLEASE WRITE A PARAGRAPH describing your interest in the project, what aspects are relevant to your own possible final project, etc.
Places to look for projects:
- all of the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) yearly shows...
Week 6 - Advanced Motor Controll
- Demos of high-voltage and advanced motor control
- Discussion of pre-final project (your homework for the next two weeks)
Week 7 - Designing your own PCBs
- Eagle CAD http://www.cadsoft.de/
- Freeduino design: files: http://www.freeduino.org/files/freeduino_V1.16-WestfW-All-070918.zip (NOTE: slightly older version)
- from this page http://www.freeduino.org/freeduino_open_designs.html
- board layout
Week 8 - Etching your own PCBs
- Radioshack brand copper board etchant.
Week X - Enclosures, Linkages, Framing
- Made in a dorm room...
- Made in a machine shop...
- Made in an art studio
- Tim Hawkinson
- Where are you?
- Input devices
- large foam dance pads (3x3') approx $10 at frys. http://shop4.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&query_string=dance+pad&cat=0&submit.x=0&submit.y=0
Week Y - Advanced Interfaces
- Arduino on the ethernet
- Wireless Radio (cheap as heck)
Week Z - Multiplexed displays
Dot matrix LEDs.
- Tu-Th 9 or 9:30 a.m. Tuesday June 9, 8 – 11 a.m.
- schedule http://blink.ucsd.edu/Blink/External/Topics/Policy/0,1162,18016,00.html
- 35% Final Project
- 25% Semi-Final Project
- 10 % Attendance
- 30 % Assignments (weekly)
- Select text, right click, "Find in Reference". Your new best friend. essay writing help
- Interfacing to hardware: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/
- Lowtech Sensors and Actuators: http://lowtech.propositions.org.uk/
- Good classes at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP): ITP Physical Computing
Many different options. All share a common programming environment, common code, and a similar physical layout. The board we are using does not require an external USB adaptor, which means all we need to do to program (and power) it is to plug it into the computer with a USB cable.
Here are some of the variants:
- Arduino Duemilanove http://moderndevice.com/diecimila.shtml
- Bare Bones Freeduinos
- Off-board Serial
- FTDI breakout board (with DTR reset) http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8772