Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule

This page is subject to change…

  •  January 25
    • Introductions
    • Housekeeping
    • Why are we here? What’s the class about?
    • Example work, get excited
    • Electricity, breadboards, basic tools of the trade.
    • Assignment :
      • Create a circuit with a switch that doesn’t require the use of your hands. Make a post in this blog about it (Due Jan. 30).
    • Reading :
  • February 13
  • February 15
    • Roberto Casati – Design Lecture, rm. 116 Arts Center
    • Analog output, tone & servo
    •  Assignment:
      • Post a response to Roberto Casati’s talk on the blog
      • Make a musical instrument using tone and/or one or more servos.
  • February 20 
    • show your work
    • Start your stupid pet trick (Due February 27th). Show off your knowledge of all things I/O (incorporate an input and output that demonstrates some basic algorithmic processing) . (here’s a great version of this concept)
  • February 22 
    • General tips and building tricks
    • Debugging
    • Assignment:
      • Finish the stupid pet trick
  • March 27
    • Show your work from the previous week
  • March 29
    • functions& objects
    • Assignment:
      • make an art piece or a game using object oriented programming.
  • April 3 
  • April 5
    • arrays & text
    • Assignment:
      • Either make some sort of data visualization, or create a generative text output.
  • April 10
    • Show your work
  • April 12
    • In Class: Get one byte going between your Arduino and Processing
    •  Assignment:
      • Write on this blog a paragraph or two about what computing means to you at this point. Is it adding something to your life? Is it helping you become a better person? What are you getting out of it, what do others get from it?
      • Make a physical controller or physical output for something you have made in processing with serial communication
  • April 17
    • Show controller
  • April 19
    • Image Processing and Tracking
    •  Assignment:
  • April 24
    • Show your image or video project
    • Assignment (due April 26)
      • Brainstorm ideas for Final Project, bring ideas to class on Wednesday, including the concept, technical requirements, and any equipment needs
  • April 26
    • Talk about project ideas. Discuss feasibility and requirements.
    • Networking
    • Assignment:
      • Create rough prototype of final project
  • May 1
    • Present prototypes
  • May 3
    • Assignment:
      • continue working on final
      • do user testing with final project
  • May 8
    • Final project workshop
    • Assignment:
      • Finish Final Project
  • May 10
    •  Final projects due
  • May 11
    •  The IM show!