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Workshop: Interface Hacking #2 with Jesse Howard

 

Over the past several years, there has been a blurring between physical and digital worlds.  The use and behavior of many everyday objects has become increasingly tied to software and digital information, while digital fabrication and electronics prototyping platforms offer techniques through which relatively complex, or extremely specific objects can be quickly prototyped, tested, and used. 

In this half-day workshop, we will explore these techniques to build digital/physical tools for communicating around and with Spring House. With a "hackathon" approach, we will form teams to create working prototypes through programing, digital fabrication, and physical making. The workshop will begin with an introduction to the Arduino prototyping environment, and explore how different sensors can be used to make objects that (digitally) respond to physical input. Ultimately, these objects will be developed into playful tools related to everyday tasks around Spring House. From a physical "Slackbot" to a real-time lunch-notifier: let the hacking begin.  

We have reserved a few spots for non-members so be sure to sign up. Material costs: €10,- estimate, depending on what you want to use. 

We are exited to see what will be created in our House! For a glimpse of his previous work, check out his website www.jessehoward.net

Date: Wednesday May 25
Time: 17:00-21:00
Spring House, De Ruyterkade 128, Amsterdam