A FUTUREMAKERS EVENT BY MICHAEL SMITH-WELCH, MATT BARINHOLTZ, MICHAEL GUBBELS




WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION, EXPECTATIONS, & SCHEDULE

• IDEA LIBRARY, RESOURCES, & DISCUSSION NOTES





RESOURCES FOR DAY 1





"Gestural Engineering"

A link to the web site of Arthur Ganson, whose work was in the videos playing as you entered the room.





"Handmade Electronic Music"

A link to the web site of Nicolas Collins, whose book informed the "toy take-apart" activity that we started with.





"Design Blocks"

A link to the software we used to make quick geometrical designs.





"Scratch"

A link to the software we used to begin making video games.





"MaKey MaKey"

A link to the tool we used to make quick video game controllers.





"Hack A Banana"

This is a YouTube link to Jay Silver's TED talk we watched at the end of the first day. Jay was co-inventor of the MaKey MaKey.

READINGS FROM DAY 1





"The Gears of My Childhood"

A short essay written by Seymour Papert, former director of the MIT AI Lab (among other things).

DISCUSSION FROM DAY 1/ FOR DAY 2

Think about how you would best document the process of building in this workshop.

Come prepared tomorrow to share different ideas for presentinng the experimentation you carry out over the next couple of days.

On the last day of the workshop (Thursday) we'll have an exhibition of your documentation along with what you build.




RESOURCES FOR DAY 2





"Zimoun"

This is a link to the web site of the artist whose work was playing as you came into the workshop on Tuesday.






"Arduino"

This link takes you to the main page for the Arduino community that is centered around the Arduino micro controller environment.





"Arduino on the Adafruit Learning Page"

This is an excellent resource for all things Arduino.  Spend some time here, have a look around.






"Using MaKey MaKey as Arduino"

This page includes intructions and links for turning your MaKey MaKey into an Arduino micro controller.





"Motor Control Sketch"

From this link you can down load a simple Arduino sketch to control a motor.  After downloading the sketch, put it in your Arduino folder.




RESOURCES FOR DAY 3






"Olafur Eliasson"

The video playing as you cme in documents a work by the artist Olafur Eliasson.





"LED Arduino Sketches"

From this link you can copy a set of simple Arduino sketches to control a series of LEDs. 





"Other Lab"

The video we watched as a group Wednesday morning was produced by Other Lab, an incredible invention workshop in San Francisco.





"Arduino Playground"

This link takes you to the Arduino playground, a great place to learn about possible Arduino projects.





"First Digital Camera"

When thinking about prototyping, think about how this idea - the digital camera - may have come about to look like this!

RESOURCES FOR DAY 4





"Theo Jansen"

The video playing as you entered the room today showed the work of Theo Jensen.  This link will take you to his site.





"MaKey MaKey Arduino Pin Mappings"

This page from the MaKey MaKey forum will tell you how the various connections on the MaKey MaKey are mapped when it is an Arduino.




"Re-setting the MaKey MaKey"

This page will will show you how to turn your MaKey MaKey back from an Arduino to it's original setting.

READINGS FROM DAY 4





"Sowing the Seeds for a
More Creative Society
"

An paper written by Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab.

POST-CLASS RESOURCE POSTINGS 





"Notes and Images of the Motor Circuit"

This page is a resource for setting up the motor circuit we used during the workshop, along with some relevant links.