The workshop will introduce users to basic circuit building and sensing techniques using a microcontroller. Participants will build a theremin-styled analog musical instrument using a photocell, an Arduino microcontroller, and a small loudspeaker. Participants will be able to use light to change the pitch of their digital instrument and learn how to write code to quantize musical notes to a Western musical scale. This workshop will use the new Arduino web editor to write the requisite program and load it onto the microcontroller via USB.
This workshop is part of the CREATE a Multimedia Masterpiece series for those interested in expanding their knowledge of the tools and processes for creating professional videos, podcasts, social media content, video games, or other interactive experiences. Workshops in this series are sponsored by the CREATE digital studio, located on Gelman's first floor. The CREATE digital studio provides the equipment and expertise to facilitate effective digital communication, whether in person or online. If you are looking for personalized assistance with a multimedia project, consider booking a consultation with the CREATE digital studio.
All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.
In-person attendance of this workshop is open to anyone whose GWorld allows them to tap into Gelman Library.