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FrankenToys Workshop

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ASMbly Lab 2017

Unit 4, St John’s Centre

Merrion Street

Leeds

LS2 8LQ

United Kingdom

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Become a Brain Surgeon for Toys with @ShrimpingIt's 'Cockle' Internet of Things platform.

This experimental workshop transplants a new 'Internet of Things' brain into an existing electronic toy. Workshops will be structured around mixed teams of designers, consumers and technologists, with each team designing for a single toy.

We will select and supply 4-8 mainstream electronic toys having built-in inputs (like buttons, switches or sensors) and outputs (like lights, motors, sound), and work with teams to redesign the behaviour of the toy using @ShrimpingIt's 'Cockle' Internet of Things platform as the brain transplant. These will be combined with additional hardware as necessary (e.g. an MP3 player module for sound control, PISO shift registers, opto-isolators for detecting inputs, darlington and mosfet arrays for controlling outputs).

This workshop is part of Playful Anywhere's ongoing research to develop family friendly workshops for the Toybox project

As places are limited, we please ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time of the workshop or let us know if you are running late. If you have not registered for your workshop by the start time, we reserve the right to reallocate your place/s on a first come first served basis.

Duration 2.5 Hours

Aimed at 16+

Please bring: Participants may choose (but do not have to) to use their own laptops

Cefn Hoile is instigator of the @ShrimpingIt open hardware company based in Morecambe, UK. His work focuses on enabling non-programmers to imagine and create behaviours for digital objects. He facilitates physical computing workshops and engages in bespoke prototyping consultancy for a wide variety of clients. He is also currently completing a PhD at the University of Lancaster.

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ASMbly Lab 2017

Unit 4, St John’s Centre

Merrion Street

Leeds

LS2 8LQ

United Kingdom

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