Bob Gallup: How to Hack Electronics


Prototyping is central to any design process. From study sketches for paintings, to architectural models, to thumbnails and design comps. Prototypes allow us to see, touch, feel and refine an idea before committing to it. This is no less the case in the expanding world of ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things, and tangible interaction. Only the tools differ. Starting from zero, through hands-on activities with a microcontroller and electronic components, this workshop explored the basics of tangible digital prototyping. We learned how to connect LEDs, buttons, and knobs, then program the microcontroller to define behavior. This knowledge can help you better understand the tools and process of designing and developing tangible products.

 

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