Building “Things-that-Think”: Two-day Workshop on Open Source Hardware

Building “Things-that-Think"
Event Start Date & Time
2013-02-22 10:00:00 AM
Event End Date & TIme
2013-02-23 05:00:00 PM

(22-23 Feb 2013, Technopark Club, Trivandrum)

About the Workshop

“Join us for two days of experimentation and exploration of how to build things that combine usefulness, art, science, and whimsy, designed as an introduction to what you can create using a combination of software and hardware. No prior experience with electronics is required. We’ll use some open hardware components and some arts and crafts materials to work on a variety of projects. The workshop will cover three different projects, and you’re guaranteed success on each one.

First, we’ll work with paper and LEDs to create paper­craft art that incorporates lights. Then, we’ll use LEDs and textiles to explore the basics of wearable computing and e­textiles. Finally, we’ll work with open hardware prototyping boards and sensors (and potentially mobile phones) to give you an introduction of the many things possible when combining code and hardware.

When I say no hardware experience is necessary, I mean that. We will start from the beginning, and you’ll be surprised how quickly and easily basic elements can be grasped. The activities in the workshop are adapted from a project called Hackademia which introduces students from all backgrounds to hands­on technical skills. You can learn a bit more at hackademia.com.” 
— Dr. Beth Kolko, University of Washington, US

Venue
Technopark Club, Technopark

Target Audience
The Workshop is directed at anyone interested in Open Source Hardware, and specifically for engineering students, teachers, young professionals and also for school children with special aptitude for the subject.

Fees
A fee of Rs. 1000 (for students) and Rs. 2,000 (for others) will be charged, which will include lunch and tea. ICFOSS will support the registration fee of up to 10 students who lack the finances to make the fee payment.

Registration
Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. For ensuring your seats, kindly contact Hasiya at +91 471 2700012 (or hasiyanoohu@icfoss.in).