Week 5: February 28th
1. Midterm presentations
2.Intro to connecting your paper paper + textiles interfaces to Arduino and MaxMSP and Processing.
a. How to wire  switches + sensors to Arduino
b. reading sensor values

Example of a button with a pull up resistor:

Example of  a button with a pull down resistor:

Assignment:

1. Download MaxMSP here, and download Max2Arduino here.

2. Connect one of your paper or fabric switches to an Arduino digital pin and have it turn on an led when the switch is pressed. Use the Arduino Button code find in the Example menu. Document your results in a video, upload to the class Vimeo account and post on the blog.

3. Connect one of your paper or fabric pressure sensor to an Arduino analog pin and have it dim an led when the sensor is pressed. Use the Arduino AnalogInput code find in the Example menu. Note: Use PWM capable digital pin.
Document your results in a video, upload to the class Vimeo account and post on the blog.

4. Make groups of 2-3 people and purchase a toy piano or any other battery operated toy with sounds (more than 3) to be hacked on week 7: March 21st.

Readings:

Pulp Based Computing : A Framework for Building Computers Out of Paper by Marcelo Coelho, Lyndl Hall, Joanna Berzowska and Pattie Maes

Paints, Paper, and Programs: First Steps Toward the Computational Sketchbook by Leah Buechley, Sue Hendrix and Mike Esenberg

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