Over the past couple of years, the Arduino has given artists, designers and programmers the ability to rethink the ways in which the physical and digital worlds coexist – going beyond keyboard and mouse into creating electronic objects and installations which can sense and respond to the physical world in new and interesting ways.
Needless to say, we at the Madlab love the Arduino – and for this reason we’ve put together a 1-day workshop covering the basics – what you need to know, a hands-on introduction into what you can make it do, how to get the most out of the platform and some ideas for where you can take it next.
The workshop will be on Friday the 26th of February, from 10am until 5pm. Cost is £65 which includes a starter kit from our friends at Oomlout containing all the bits you need to get going including the Arduino board itself. Attendees will need to bring a laptop, and if they like some lunch (although there are plenty of places nearby if not). Prior computer programming experience would be desirable but not essential and we will aim to accommodate everyone, regardless of their skill levels or confidence.
We really hope that you’ll come down and check this out – we’ve kept the costs as low as we can, to give more people the chance to get involved!
Note: The second price is for those who already have all the parts from the starter kit. If you're one of these people then you can take advantage of the cheaper workshop price, just don't forget to bring everything with you on the day!
When & Where
Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.
We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.
Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!
Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/