Code, Arts & Crafts vs Ellentriek

6 November - 7 November 2010
Code, Arts & Crafts vs Ellentriek

(a little step) Beyond prototyping

Code, Arts & Crafts (iMAL) meets Ellentriek (Constant & Pianofabriek) to propose an advanced level workshop on building Arduino-like constructions. A little step towards autonomy and sustainable prototypes.

When building a physical computing construction using a microcontroller, you are often confronted with breadboards, loose wires and headerpins. Furthermore, an Arduino board itself is quite big. In this ‘Ellentriek vs. Code, Arts & Crafts’ session, we want to try to go a step further using our expertise and ‘the little grey cells’.
While building and constructing we will try to solve following questions:

  • How to ‘miniaturise’ an Arduino microcontroller?
  • How to program Arduino pro mini’s, freeduino nano’s, Ardweenies, …?
  • Which microcontroller suits you best?
  • How to build your own microcontroller?
  • How to translate your breadboard trial version to a pcb
  • How to make pcb’s with a laserprinter?

This 2-days workshop will be hold under the leading of Fabrice (CA&C) and Marc (Ellentriek).

On Saturday evening (7pm), Dirk Oosterbosch will give a presentation on Fritzing, a plateform and software for the documentation and sharing of protypes, and the making of pcb layout for professional manufacturing.

If you have specific questions/needs with regard to your project, please let us know so we can prepare better. Contact Marie-Laure.

In parallel, the Processing workshop hold by Yannick (CA&C) will take place on Saturday afternoon, from 2-6pm! To participate, please fill in the registration form! (only for Processing)

Practical Info

Workshop on Saturday and Sunday,

Presentation Fritzing: Saturday, 19:00

This workshop is free & multilingual (FR/NL/EN)

Sorry, workshop fully booked!

Location: iMAL

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This workshop is organized in collaboration with Constant vzw and De Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats.

Code, Arts, & Crafts is supported by the French Speaking Community of Belgium (digital art commission).