Any artist, creative or designer looking to get into robotics can learn the fundamental concepts of electronics and programming through the Arduino board on March 15 and 22.
Toronto-based artist and Electronics Studio Technician, Lorena Salomé will share insights from her own creative practice as she leads participants through the introductory Creative Studio Workshop. Lorena Salomé incorporates various technologies in her work using everyday objects and dismantled electronics to make sound sculptures and robots.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform that, through a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board, we can tell Arduino what to do. Over two four-hour sessions, Salomé will show participants how to control LED lights with push buttons and light sensors, measure distance with an Ultrasonic sensor and learn how to control motors.
Salomé has taught electronics and video in several organizations such as OCAD University, University of Windsor, Interaccess, ArtexArte gallery (Argentina) and rural schools in Argentina. The skills taught through this workshop will give artists, designers and creatives basic electronics knowledge to start any possible robotics project.