1. Electromagnetic Field Workshops

    TWO AMAZINGLY GEEKY WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN AT THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD FESTIVAL…

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    Introduction to interactive and wearable technology, using the Arduino and/or LilyPad Arduino.

    This workshop will focus on the principles of interactive and physical computing using the Arduino. We will introduce some basic interaction using sensors and lights, which can also be applied to the LilyPad Arduino, a wearable micro controller used to make interactive cloths and textiles.

    This will be a 2hour workshop over the weekend of the EMF camp. Time and day tbc.

    There will be opportunities throughout the weekend to develop projects, and learn more about soft-circuits and e-textiles.

    MzTEK will provide an Arduino Uno, sensors and LED’s to borrow.  If you would like to use an Arduino LilyPad you will need to provide your own kit.  Please see our MzTEK EMF wiki page for where to purchase items.

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    sketchPatch generative art badge making

    sketchPatch is an online programming playground, using the programming language Processing. The workshop is a game of tag, in which everyone contributes to each others work as they are passed around the group.

    At the end of the day we will print sketches out and turn them into BADGES!

    So come and join sketchPatch.net in a round of sketchTag!

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    Where & When

    The workshops will be held at Electromagnetic Field Festival, for which you will need to purchase ticks here… Electromagnetic Field

    There is no additional tuition fee for these workshop, but you may need/want to buy your own kit.

    To sign up get in touch at info@mztek.org or add your name to the MzTEK EMF wiki page.

    Visit our EMF page for more info 

  2. Arduino Basics At Access Space – Sheffield


    Interaction designer Katrin Baumgarten will guide you through the steps to making a simple interactive bubble machine using an Arduino, sensors, electronics and some programming.

    This workshop will give you enough knowledge to get you started creating all kninds of interactive crazyness… such as Katrin’s tea pot Raging Roger!, commissioned by MzTEK for Chi-TEK.

    Katrin Baumgarten holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and an MSc from Imperial College London in Innovation Design Engineering. Her projects revolve around human-technology interaction and explore future possibilities within technology and art. She loves to see the magic that appears when an inanimate object suddenly starts to move and respond to external stimuli in ways normally attributed to humans.

    This workshop is suitable for beginners, so just come and have a try, and most of all, fun!

    WHERE

    Access Space
    3-7 Sidney Street
    Sheffield
    S1 4RG

    WHEN

    Saturday 9 June, 2012
    10am – 5pm

    Sign up! it’s FREE!!!!!!!

    This workshop is a women only workshop… and it’s FREE! – so you’ve got nothing to lose!
    To book a place contact Access Space on 44 (0)114 2495522 

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  3. DIY Pacduino Workshop, V&A Museum

    Create LED light patterns or program your own PACMAN-like game.

    This fabulous workshop covers how to use the basic electronic components (switch, potentiometer, resistor, capacitor etc) and introduce how to control a micro-controller, Atmega 168 using the open-source Arduino software.

    In this workshop you will create your own lighting patterns, such as texts and images and also develop a simple game, using a bespoke pre-designed led-matrix circuit.

    Check out this example video of the DIY PACMAN game

    Where & When

    5 November – 10am  – 4.30pm

    V&A Museum Sackler Centre, South Kensington, London

    Prerequisites

    – a power supply (output: 12V, over 1A): Yes! Finally something to do with all those old phone chargers! Please check your power chargers for a mobile phone, a computer or other electronic devices.

    No prior computer programming experience is needed.

    To Register

    As usual, this is a women only workshop.  All bookings to be made through the V&A.
    Tickets are £80 or £64 concession
    Please call 020 7942 2211 to book or sign up through the web site.

    The Instructor

    This fantastic workshop will be lead by Eunjoo Shin, www.ejoo.org, www.comms.me Eunjoo Shin, an artist, explores interaction design, sound and public installation. Her art works have been featured in many venues, including FILE festival 2009 in Sao Paulo, Peadhead at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York and Seoul Art Center in Seoul. Her work, Vocal Trio was selected as one of the best interaction desgins by the Korean Federation of Design Associations, and published in the design yearbook, CREATIO 2009.

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  4. Chi-TEK Workshop Festival for Women

    A day of introductory techy workshops for women

    MzTEK has teamed up with our friends at School of Everything to bring you a day of techy tinkering.

    Workshops include Shiver My Tea Cups, Make-a-Mic & Soft Circuit Ghosts. The day will be structured for you to chose 3x 1hour 30mins workshops to attend throughout day. Spend the day picking up skills in Arduino, soldering, noise making, sensors & more!

    No experience necessary – just enthusiasm for tech, and tea!

    This workshop is part of the MzTEK project Chi-TEK, a celebration of women working in arts and technology, and offers a tongue in cheek take on what women can really achieve around a kitchen table.

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