Interactive Light Art Workshop @ Ugly Duck, London [from 12 to 13 January]

Interactive Light Art Workshop

12 - 13
10:00 - 17:00

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Ugly Duck
47-49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL London, United Kingdom
“Aphra and Jamie are very passionate and dedicated, they have taught us SO much over the course of these two days!” female, 25-35 yrs

Following the resounding success of their first workshop, join internationally renowned light artist Aphra Shemza and programmer Jamie Howard this January for their Interactive Light Art Workshop. Partnering with Ugly Duck, the team will provide a hands-on two-day workshop where participants will learn how to create a sound reactive light sculpture.

Not only will each participant walk away with a stunning interactive sculpture, they will also develop invaluable skills in the following areas; soldering, basic micro-electronics, prototyping on a breadboard, testing components, circuit integration, Arduino and Arduino programming in C++.

Although no prior knowledge about electronics or Arduino is required participants must be over 18, have manual dexterity and competent computer literacy. This workshop is challenging but rewarding. It will start from the basics and leave participants with the skills and confidence to integrate electronics into their projects in the future.

Price: £150 (not including any ticket fees)

*Because the material cost for the workshop is high, the workshop will only run when it reaches a minimum number of participants.

Materials for the workshop included in the price:

Custom made Perspex module
Individually Addressable LED tape
Arduino Nano equivalent
USB cable

Materials above including soldering irons and wire cutters etc… will be provided however participants must bring a laptop with them.

“With no prior experience of coding or electronics, it was exciting to learn something new and achieve a very colourful result in a weekend, with the expert, kind and patient guidance of Aphra and Jamie.” female, 55-65 yrs


Day One, 10am-1pm:

Introduction to Arduino
Introduction to soldering and best practice
Practical soldering tasks
Introduction to programming in C++
Code: Constants, variables and the Blink program
1-2pm: Break


Introduction to your circuit for today; resistors, capacitors, LEDs, breadboard and microphone.
Practical circuit building on a breadboard
Testing your components
Code: Programming conditional statements, input and output
Code: Processing sound using code
Code: What is a library, downloading and using a library
Day Two, 10am-1pm:

Introduction of the PCB
Introduction of the external power supplies
Practical soldering tasks
1-2pm: Break


Testing your circuit
Circuit integration
Code: Creating and using functions to expand your program
Code: Learn how to change parameters and variables in the code to affect the outcomes and make your module unique
Code: Finalising and debugging your code
For any further information please contact: [email protected] | +44 (0)7981337752
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