Spotlight: Hardware

2013-06-08 00:00:00 2013-06-09 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Hardware The physical world and the digital world will soon be indistinguishable. The demand for bringing digital interactive experiences into something tangible continues to grow and that is in great part due to the accessible technology emerging which can support such a thing. 3D printing and micro-controllers mean… Toronto FITC Toronto



If you’ve seen a piece of interactive, robotic, or electronic art recently that made you say “How’d they do that?” there’s a pretty good chance that the answer involves the word “Arduino.” This tool is proving to be endlessly versatile as it inspires growing numbers of artists, hobbyists, and makers to take on interactive projects.

Why is it the essential tool in new media practice? In a nutshell, it’s an easy-to-use, all-purpose glue between any behaviour you can code and any real-world objects that run on electricity. We’ll look at some examples of innovative projects using Arduino and electronics, and then take a peek under the hood to see how they work.