The home of Arduino
“Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. You can tell your Arduino what to do by writing code in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment.”
Shenzen makers video
Second episode of the WIRED documentary series. The video takes "a look at how the Maker movement has been appropriated in a frenetic manufacturing hub like Shenzhen, before exploring how the city’s attitudes to open source hardware are so different to those of the West, and what this might mean for both sides of the argument in the near future. Future Cities is part of a new flagship documentary strand from WIRED Video that explores the technologies, trends and ideas that are changing our world." WIRED magazine. 2016.
"This website is for Anyone and Everyone who wants to share their hackerspace stories and questions with the global hackerspaces community." Hackerspace community wiki with loads of intereting and useful stuff here including: how to get started; articles; video lessons learned; education; theory; movies and documentaries; events; community; lists and maps; music playlists and plenty more.
Simone Giertz video
YouTube channel from the Queen of Intentionally Shitty Robots. 'A shitty robot, says Stockholm-based Giertz, "is one that solves a problem that doesn't exist, or solves a problem that does exist, but in a bad way". ... People think it's about the robot uprising, or a commentary on people being so lazy that they can't even make themselves breakfast," Giertz muses. "Electronics are getting more and more accessible now - you don't have to be an engineer to start building things. I really want to spur [on] that democratisation of technology."' Text by Sam Rowe in WIRED July 2016.
Physical Computing and Fabrication
Course documentation from University of Victoria, Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Via GitHub.
In the course they "survey physical computing and digital fabrication techniques by modelling, fabricating, programming, and repurposing objects as both bits and atoms. This process of converting objects from this material into that material involves negotiations between screen media and tactile media." Includes a comprehensive and useful bibliography
Processing and p5.js tutorials video
A list of links to useful and interesting resources. When the featured resources get tired, they come to this list to rest - they never go back. Links usually appear here with the most recently added at the top of the list.
» A kit of no parts MIT thesis
"Recipes for materially diverse, functionally transparent and expressive electronics". MSc thesis. MIT 2011 Author: Hannah Perner-Wilson. PDF of thesis available.
» What is a media lab? Book overview
"Where did media labs come from and why do they occupy such an important role in contemporary discourse?" Book. 2016. Authors: Wershler D, Parikka J, Emerson, L. Online overview
» What is a media lab? Interviews from the book
Interviews from the book, "conducted with scholars/practitioners/directors affiliated with labs and digital humanities centers."
» Vehicles Book 1984
A series of thought experiments on synthetic psychology by a leading brain researcher. Braitenberg's vehicle are hypothetical, self-operating machines. Book. 1984. Author: Valentino Braitenberg.
» Make: Getting Started With p5.js Book 2016
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