Robotic Arts Intro Fall 2017 (IA277.01)

09/12: Arduino is here --- [Connecting/Architecture/Digital IO]

How are your day bugs and night bugs?

First things first,

  1. Let's take a look at what everyone has done with the day bugs and night bugs!
  2. Documenting the bugs!

Today, we will go over together:

  1. What is arduino?
  2. Architecture (hardware) of arduino
  3. Overview of Arduino IDE (software)
  4. Basic coding structure
  5. What is a variable?
  6. Blinking LEDs with arduino
  7. Digital input and Digital output
  8. Conditional logic
  9. Using switches
Week 3 Slide

and we we will work on:
  1. Using 2 or more digital outputs
  2. Using 2 or more switches
  3. Expanding simple switches

arduino documentary (2010)

Marshall McLuhan - The Medium Is The Message[1977]

Arduino vs Arduino
arduino as a political object

name arduino
Italian name arduino on

Meiwa Denki

Christine Sun Kim

Printer Shake by Joe Winter

CĂ©leste Boursier

Ryota Kuwakubo


Handmade Switches

    Make a simple circuit with arduino using the button sketch.
    Design 2 switches:

  • 1 ---One that uses different parts of the body and its movements and gestures to be activated (other than a simple press)

  • and one that either:

  • 2a --- uses tools or objects to be activated

  • or

  • 2b --- needs two or more people to be activated


  • Medium from Abstracting Craft: The Practiced Digital Hand by Malcolm McCullough
  • Come up with two questions from the reading