THIS SCHEDULE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS WHILE WE TRANSITION THIS COURSE TO ITS NEW ONLINE FORMAT. THE FUNDAMENTAL MATERIAL COVERED WILL BE THE SAME BUT THERE MIGHT BE CHANGES IN ORDER AND SPECIFIC DETAILS.

Day 1: Get your basic tool chain working

Day 2: Delve deeper into the toolchain and begin forming project ideas

Day 3: Technology, Design, Guest Lectures and start working on projects

Day 4: Individual work with consultation

Day 1: Get your basic tool chain working

Morning

Afternoon

Homework


Day 2: Delve deeper into the toolchain and begin forming project ideas

Morning 9am - 12:30pm

  • One-button show and tell
  • Design Thoughts 1: Bill Verplank Interaction Design Sketchbook
  • Button vs Knob. Continuous vs Discrete Gestures
  • Sensor Lecture 1: FSR, Bend, Photocell, Pot, Softpot, Hall Effect, Piezo, Homemade Sensors, Textiles
  • Continuous Sensing in Teensy
  • Scaling data on the Teensy, Mapping Data in your DAW
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • Linnstrument Case Study
  • Raul Lecture on Conceptual Context of Physical Interaction
  • 12:15 - 12:30 Break

Lunch and Projects 12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • Lunch and Present your ideas to the class

Afternoon 1:30pm - 5pm

  • Materials for Makers Lecture
  • Sourcing Parts and Materials
  • 3:00 - 3:15 Break
  • Sensor Lecture 2: Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Encoders, Capacitive - Sensors, IMU and Serial Protocols (i2c, SPI and UART)
  • MIDI Clarified
  • Hands on Lab 2: Knob In, MIDI CC Data out

Homework

  • Homework: Make a plan for one of your ideas

Day 3: Technology, Design, Guest Lectures and start working on projects

Morning 9am - 12:15pm

  • Hands on Lab 3: Soldering
  • Sensor Lecture 3: Sensing Systems - Wii, Leap Motion, Sensel, Cameras, etc.
  • Physical Interconnects - Advantages, Options, Demonstration”
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Break
  • Ben, Raul and Sasha talk about their work

Afternoon 1:30pm - 5pm

  • Present the plans and receive concrete feedback in breakout groups.
  • 2:30 - 2:45 Break
  • Bridget and Jim talk about their work
  • Optional Bonus Lectures based on class interest
  • 3:45 - 4:00 Break
  • Work on Projects with assistance
  • Optional Bonus Lectures based on class interest

Day 4: Individual work with consultation

Morning TBD

  • Group check in about the state of your piece
  • Individual working with consultation
  • Optional Bonus Lectures based on class interest

Afternoon TBD

  • Optional Bonus Lectures based on class interest
  • Individual working with consultation


Optional Lectures

Please note that given the time constraints of this one week workshop, we can only provide a short introduction to each of these subjects and pointers to places where you can go to learn more.

  • Motors, Kinetics and Mechatronics - The Basics, Further Resources and Interesting Work.
  • OSC: Open Sound Control
  • CAD Design
  • Haptics
  • Max/MSP
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Audio Effects