Dates: July 24 + July 25, 2010 from 10am to 5pm FULL
During this hands-on workshop we will survey Arduino platforms, libraries, shields and programming techniques for a broad range of musical and sound applications. We will learn how to synthesize useful wave shapes including square, sine, triangle and pulses, how to manage polyphony and timing and how to playback and record sampled sounds.
Thanks to Angela Sheehan from Soft Circuit Saturdays for filming this in the challenging, busy, noisy environment of Maker Faire.
The current growth of the Arduino platform is fueled by the many new boards that make it easier to squeeze Atmega processors and their associated peripherals into ever smaller spaces or unusual places such as clothing.
Now that I have assembled the world's largest collection of e-textile materials and associated tools I am trying to figure out the smallest winning subset that can form a portable lab. Here is the first cut for your comments.
These are built by sandwiching a piece of porous, spacing fabric (e.g. tulle) between two sheets of piezoresistive fabrics (from Eeonyx). For the square pad depicted below rectangular sheets are placed at right angles and wrap around the frame. On the inside they are stapled to a conductive strip on each edge. The four edges are wired to the analog inputs of a suitable microcontroller, e.g. uOSC, Teensy or Arduino.
For sensitive touch use the Eeonyx resistive fabric made from spandex.