Intro to Arduino: Sensors and Interactive Circuits

August 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AS220 Industries
131 Washington Street Providence RI 02903

Intro to Arduino:  Sensors and Interactive Circuits

Thursday August 1, 6-8pm

This workshop will introduce the basics of physical computing with Arduino. Participants will learn how to build circuits with sensors and motors while covering the fundamentals of coding in this open-source platform.


• Creating a sketch

• Uploading a sketch to Arduino

• Building Arduino circuits

• Working with sensors

• Working with motors

• Controlling LED’s and motors with sensors

Laura Splan is a Brooklyn, NY artist working at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Her conceptually based projects examine the material manifestations of our mutable relationship with the human body. These projects reconsider perceptions and representations of the corporeal with a range of traditional and new media techniques. Her frequent combinations of textiles with technology challenge values of “the hand” in creative production and question notions of agency and chance in aesthetics. She often combines the quotidian with the unfamiliar to interrogate culturally constructed notions of order and disorder, function and dysfunction. Splan’s recent work uses biosensors (electromyography, electroencephalography) to create data-driven forms and patterns for digitally fabricated sculptures, weavings and works on paper as well as for performances with sensor-actuated apparatus.

Splan’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. as well as abroad in Iceland, South Korea, England, Germany, Sweden, and Austria at venues including the Museum of Arts & Design (New York, NY), Stadtgalerie Lehen (Salzburg), and Beall Center for Art + Technology (Irvine, CA). Reviews and articles including her work have appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, American Craft, and Discover Magazine. Her research and residencies have been funded by The Jerome Foundation, The Pollack Krasner Foundation, and The Institute for Electronic Arts. Commissions for her transdisciplinary projects have been supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gen Art New Media Art Exhibition, and Davidson College. Her work is included in the collections of The Thoma Art Foundation (Santa Fe), The NYU Langone Art Collection (New York City), and The Science Center (Philadelphia).


This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts