Thursday 26th at 4pm is the first Processing and Arduino meetup at 091Labs. From Thursday 2nd September on we will be meeting regularly once a week at 6pm in the space. For starters we will be following the O'Reilly Online course 'Processing and Arduino in Tandem' Creating Your Own Digital Art Tools
Starting Tuesday 31st 11pm GMT O'Reilly will stream the course which you can follow for free online, quick go sign up http://training.oreilly.com/arduino/, but it you cant make it to every class we have pooled together to download the course video which we will be following week by week 6pm every Thursday at 091Labs.
So What is Processing? from - http://processing.org/about/ Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community that since 2001 has promoted software literacy within the visual arts. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing quickly developed into a tool for creating finished professional work as well.
* Just check out all the crazy fun stuff people are doing with this at http://processing.org/exhibition/ *
What is Arduino? from - http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Introduction “It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer”
Put them together and you get really great interactive art works and installations.
But first you will need to get yourself some materials the list can be found here http://training.oreilly.com/arduino/ We are currently looking into getting these bits and pieces together from local suppliers details of which we will add to the wiki asap.
As the weeks go by we will also build a resource of documentation and links on the Wiki. http://091labs.com/wiki/?id=processing_and_arduino_meetup
Looking forward to seeing you there