Intro to Physical Computing and Arduino

Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
2 W 13th Street, 10th Floor Lab
About This Dorkshop: 

Mystified by what physical computing really is? Learn the basics in this one-day workshop using Arduino and basic electrical components with instructors, Ryan Raffa and Matt Ruby.

dorkShops are free and open to the public. No experience necessary.

Some Arduino boards are available to borrow for the workshop, but please bring your own board if you have access to one. Come with the Arduino program loaded on your laptop, tools that you have (wire strippers, voltage meter, etc.), and your ideas and questions.


Phys Comp in your world
1. Where is it used?
2. Any cool projects? Where can I get more info?
3. What is electricity?
4. Simple circuits, common uses

Phys Comp Basics
1. Schematics - What do all these parts do?
A. Draw a schematic
B. Walk through the circuit
2. Breadboard that shiz - Put that on breadboard and see how it works
A. Build the circuit


Phys Comp in code
1. Do what's on your breadboard in code?
A. Walk through Arduino program
B. Code from scratch
C. Show library
D. Show
2. What do I plug into this?
A. Sensors
3. Where to go from here?

For those curious to know more about Arduino - here's the trailer for the new Arduino documentary including footage from the March 2010 Arduino dorkShop at Parsons (~ 1:15). Do you recognize people in the audience?? :)

TRAILER Arduino: The Documentary (available on HD) from gnd on Vimeo.

Or watch the full documentary:

Arduino The Documentary (2010) English HD from gnd on Vimeo.

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