Somerset House Studios

Music Hackspace Workshop with Kacper Ziemianin

07 & 08 Oct 2017
New Wing

This workshop was developed as a result of the 'DIY electronics' Kacper Ziemianin's class at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague.

During the workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of working with Arduino micro controller and interfacing it with a computer software in order to generate, control and manipulate sound. We will use open source hardware and software (Arduino / pure data) to create a sound control patch using buttons, switches, potentiometers and sensors. We will start by looking at the basics such as setting up Arduino and running sketches, analog vs digital pins, Arduino programming environment, basic electronic, etc. From there we will get a bit more advanced by looking at the serial communication, connecting various sensors to Arduino, reading and remapping values from sensors, and controlling sound parameters with them. By the end of the workshop every participant will have built a project that he/she can take home and develop further.

In the meantime we will look at some interesting examples of projects made with Arduino, where to look for more information and where to go next.

Please note: All participants are required to bring a computer with installed Arduino IDE and PureData, both of which are available for Windows, Mac and Linux and are free.


Here's an example of what you can do with Arduino and Pure Data if you work hard: