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Physical Computing with Firefly in Los Angeles

Event Details

Physical Computing with Firefly in Los Angeles

Time: August 27, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Los Angeles
Street: 308 E 9th St, Unit 503 Los Angeles, California 90015
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.somewheresomething…
Phone: 323.382.8939
Event Type: workshop, los angeles, firefly, arduino, somewhere something
Organized By: Somewhere Something
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2016

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Event Description

Somewhere Something is offering a one day introduction to Firefly workshop. Firefly is a set of comprehensive software tools dedicated to bridging the gap between Grasshopper, the Arduino microcontroller and other input/output devices like web cams, mobile phones, lights, motors and many more. It allows near real-time data flow between the digital and physical worlds – enabling the possibility to explore virtual and physical prototypes with unprecedented fluidity.

Through lectures and demonstrations, participants will learn how to sense various data sources (environmental, behavioral, web-based) and use the information to create interactive prototypes controlling actuators including servo motors and LED lights. This workshop is suitable for those interested in interactive environments, design robotics and fabrication, and implementation of the Internet of Things. Requires purchase of the Arduino Inventor's Kit.

Topics Covered

  • What is Firefly? What is Arduino?
  • How to navigate the user interface.
  • How to sense data and accurately scale (or remap) values to work with a specific design problem.
  • How to wire and power your prototype correctly.
  • An overview of sensors and actuators available and where to purchase them.
  • How to use Twitter data to control your design.

About the Instructors

Biayna Bogosian and Jason King are co-founders of Somewhere Something and have over two decades of combined experience in architecture, design technology, and teaching. We strive to make our workshops fun and informative, helping participants integrate new design technologies into their workflows.

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