Schedule

January

Tues 10 - build server, where to find parts? components of a 'computer', how to close a circuit, debugging, syllabus Intro, resources, Assign: Reading Response 1 & Project 1.

Thurs 12 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: Project 1 is to be brought into class. The code should be able to run free of errors and you should be able to demonstrate it in person.

review love poems, demonstrate how they run, LED throwies, physics of current, where to research, Assign Project 2

Tues 17 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: Documentation of Project 2

DUE: read Reading Response 1 before class. Review project page for how to turn in reading responses

Discuss DUNNE (Herzian Tales), breadboard design, multimeter basics, discuss public art [CHRISTO DVD], Assign Project 3.

Thurs 19 - solder Like a Boss [make the blinky light kit], CHRISTO cont.; Lab workday

Tues 24 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: write Reading Response for Chapters 1 & 2 from Natural Born Cyborgs

Discuss chapter 1 & 2 of NBC, learning the schematics and symbols, Assign Project 4

Thurs 26 - (work day) NO CLASS

Tues 31 -

DUE: Documentation of Project 3

Critique documentation on server, Lab: Arduino Hello World

February

Thurs 2 -

DUE: Documentation of your Project 4 should be completed and ready for presentation in class.

Critique Project 4, Assign Project 5

Tues 7 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: write a Reading Response for Elsenaar article. [PDF HERE] Also, bring in current design mockup ideas for Project 5. We will review these in class

Quiz on components and symbols, Craftsmanship v. junkware v. documentation, quick prototype, sketchup & unfold

Thurs 9 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: Bring in the progress on your Project 5. This is required and we will give feedback on improvements in class.

DUE BEFORE CLASS: write Reading Response for chapters 3 & 4 from Natural Born Cyborgs

Discuss NBC chapters 3 & 4, LAB WORK DAY

Tues 14 -

Thurs 16 - LAB WORK DAY. Bring in Project 5 to work on in class.

Tues 21 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: Completed Project 5 and documentation. Prepare a demonstration before class.

Critique of Project 5

Thurs 23 - LAB: relays and potentiometers

Tues 28 - Discuss NBC Chapters 5 & 6. Review arduino language basics. LAB: arduino triggers (digital inputs) and make a light box.

DUE BEFORE CLASS: write Reading Response for NBC chapters 5 & 6.

March

Thurs 2 - Analog Input/serial out, FINAL Project introduction

Tues 6 - (Spring Break) NO CLASS

Thurs 8 - (Spring Break) NO CLASS

Tues 13 - class demo on spacial awareness, LAB arduino digital inputs

Thurs 15 - LAB arduino digital inputs 2

Tues 20 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: Completed Project 6 and documentation. Prepare a demonstration before class.

Critique of Project 6, discussion and assignment to groups for Final Project. Introduce Final Group Project.

Thurs 22 - LAB arduino analog inputs

Tues 27 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: Present as a group your Phase 1 for Project 7 -- what is your group proposal?

Critique of Project 7 and feedback on group ideas.

Thurs 29 - (work day) NO CLASS

April

Tues 3 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: write Reading Response for NBC chapters 7 & 8.

Discuss NBC 7 & 8, LAB workday

Thurs 5 - LAB workday

Tues 10 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: Present as a group your Phase 2 for Project 7 -- It LIVES!

Pre-critique of FINAL project in action, LAB workday

Thurs 12 - (work day) NO CLASS

Tues 17 - LAB workday

Thurs 19 - (work day) NO CLASS

Tues 24 -

DUE BEFORE CLASS: FINAL Project should be completed and documentation uploaded for demonstration.

Critique of Final Project

Thurs 26 - Lab Day, required to be in class & FIX complaints made at critique

May

Tues 1 - FINAL Project demos