Introduction to Arduino

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Introduction to Arduino

  1. 1. Introduction to Arduino David A. Mellis 1 June 2010 Open University Photo by Jean-Baptiste Labrune
  2. 2. Contents Introduction Related Tools Projects
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. What is physical computing? Prototyping with electronics. A connection between software and the world. Tinkering, hacking, kludging, breaking...
  5. 5. Inspiration Hacking Toys Circuit Bending Illustrations by Elisa Canducci Junk
  6. 6. What is Arduino? An open-source electronics prototyping platform.
  7. 7. What can you do with it? Robotics Music Sensor networks Interactive objects Interactive art Interactive spaces Interactive ...
  8. 8. Arduino Hardware Photos by SparkFun Electronics
  9. 9. What’s a microcontroller? Photo by SparkFun Electronics
  10. 10. Arduino Software
  11. 11. Input and Output Sense Sensor Actuator Sight Light, camera, color, IR LEDs, displays, lights Touch Buttons, pressure, rotation, Stepper motors, servo motors, DC temperature, bend motors Hearing Microphone, ultrasound Speakers Smell Gas sensors, artificial noses Fragrance emitters Taste Artificial tongues Flavor emitters Also... RFID, GPS, accelerometers, compass Wireless communication
  12. 12. Arduino Community International (distributors in U.S.A., U.K., Italy, Sweden, Russia, India, China, Japan, etc.) Large (the forum has over 100,000 posts) In lots of organizations (Arduino is used at IDEO, Rockwell Group, MIT, Stanford, CMU, etc.)
  13. 13. Arduino Philosophy Simple, cheap, and easy Standard tools and components Open-source
  14. 14. Related Tools
  15. 15. Max/MSP
  16. 16. Pure Data
  17. 17. Quartz Composer
  18. 18. Processing
  19. 19. Flash
  20. 20. Projects
  21. 21. Earthwalk Jens Franke & Thomas Gläser
  22. 22. Earthwalk Jens Franke & Thomas Gläser
  23. 23. Collabolla Nathan Waterhouse, Gary Stilwell, Jennifer Bove, Simone Pia Photo by Ivan Gasparini
  24. 24. Drawbot AS220 Labs
  25. 25. Color Mixer Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
  26. 26. High-Speed Photography Synoptic Labs Photo by David Lindes
  27. 27. Luxus Christian Flindt, Marcus Hannerstig, Pontus Stalin 
  28. 28. Biomimetic Butterflies The Barbarian Group
  29. 29. Breathalyzer Genii CTP Photo by Christian Spanring
  30. 30. Binary Bridge Freddie Eksteen, Helge Fischer Neda Hajmomeni, Mey Lean Kronemann
  31. 31. Binary Bridge Freddie Eksteen, Helge Fischer Neda Hajmomeni, Mey Lean Kronemann
  32. 32. Tuned Stairs Fabrica
  33. 33. Tuned Stairs Fabrica
  34. 34. Waves Daniel Palacios
  35. 35. Hacking Espresso Machines Tim Hirzel & others
  36. 36. Meggy Jr. & Peggy Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
  37. 37. ArduPilot Chris Anderson and DIY Drones
  38. 38. Shall we get started?

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