Erin Lewis is an emerging Canadian ar,st working in crea,ve electronics, wearable technology, and sculpture/installa,on. She is a graduate of OCADU with a BFA in Integrated Media and Wearable Technology. Her work has been shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Ontario Science Centre, Discovery Channel Canada, Discovery.com, in the Toronto Star newspaper and various physical compu,ng websites. She teaches Wearable Technology in the Department of Con,nuing Studies at OCADU and at Interaccess Media Arts Centre, and works as a researcher at OCADU’s ‘Social Body Lab’. She has a par,cular fondness for data feeds, vegetables, and kiOens.
What is an Arduino?Arduino is an open-source microcontroller boarddesigned to make the process of using electronics inmultidisciplinary projects more accessible.What’s with the funny name?It’s an Italian male name!
What the Heck is a Microcontroller?A microcontroller is small computer on a singleintegrated circuit containing a processor core, memory,and programmable input/output peripherals. Microcontrollers make it easy to digitally control devicesand processes with greater ease and less space thanstraight analog functionality.
An Arduino For Every JobThere are many different kinds of Arduinos to meet thevaried needs of artists, designers and hobbiests. There are big Arduinos (Arduino Mega), smallArduinos (Arduino Mini), slim Arduinos (Arduino Fio),Sewable Arduinos (Lilypad Arduino) and standardArduinos (Arduino Uno, Leonardo).