Location: The Swedish School of Textile
Date: March 22-26th 2010
In this five days workshop, we aim to experiment with the mapping of the body movements and technological audio/visual feedbacks.
The workshop start with introduction to , and basic electronics circuit knowledge. We will also explore with Farmata library for Arduino to exchange data with software on your computer.
Two full days of individual project development is planned after the introduction. In this time, the participants are asked to explore the wearables outside the context of everyday wearability, positioning them as costumes and theatrical tools for expression. Through this hands on experience, we aim to get familiarized with the characteristics of fabric sensors and soft circuitry as well as use of Arduino and .
For 3rd and 4th day, it is also possible to bring your own on-going project and develop it during the workshop, instead of working with the theme project. If you plan to do so, please prepare the small presentation to introduce your idea to the group on the 3rd day morning.
Day1 (22nd) 13:00-16:30
-introduction to the workshop schedule and 3rd and 4th day arrangement
-Introduction to “HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT”
-introduction to fabric sensors (on/off, bend, tilt, stretch, stroke, potentiometer)
-Introduction to Arduino
Day2 (23nd) 09.00-16.30
-Introduction to Arduino (connection to computers) 9.00-12.00
-Design Seminar: presentation of KOBAKANT projects 13.00-15.00
Day3 (24nd) 09.00-16.30
-Introduction to the workshop project theme (movements, placement, wearability, interaction scenario design)
-design sketch and planning
-presentation to the group
Day4 (25nd) 09.00-16.30
Day5 (26nd) 09.00-12-00
presentation of participant’s work/exhibition, discussion
Arduino/Lilypad Firmata library
(A library that implements the Firmata protocol for communicating with software on the host computer. This way, you do not have to make your own protocol.)
Processing Arudino Library
(A library for processing that lets your sketch communicate with arduino via serial port. It will automatically understand Firmata protocol.)