Schedule overview


January 8 (Tue) 14:00-17:00

Introduction to the physical computing and the design brief (1h)
Introduction to Basic Electronics (1h)
Simple circuit exercise (1h)
  • – power, LED, button
  • How to install Arduino
    Introduction to Basic programing (1h)
  • – connect Arduino 101
    – digital write (LED blink)
    – digital read (push button)
  • Assignment:Arduino programming task

    (2 LED, 1 blink LED with one push button)



    January 9 (Wed) 14:00-17:00

    Introduction to Basic programing II (2.5h)
  • – sensor input (digital/ analog)
    – actuator output (digital / analog)
    – fade example (map, constrain)
    – servo library
    – tone library
  • Assignment: Bucket challenge (sensor + actuator)


    January 11 (Fri) 9:30-17:00

    Exploratory workshop on prototyping tools (optional)
  • -3D printer
    -laser cutter
    -embroidering machine
    – …etc


  • January 13 (Sun) 14:00-17:00

    14:00-15:00 Home work evaluation (bucket challenge)
    15:00-17:00 Introduction to the Design Brief: “Quantify self”

    Homework: Research on “Quantify self”



    January 14 (Mon) 14:00-17:00

    Interaction design workshop (hands-on) (2h)
  • – how to map interaction to actuation
    – movements to action
    – how to read movements with sensors
  • The outcome will be a short movie

    Brainstorming exercise (1h)
  • – concept development


  • January 15 (Tue) 9:30-17:00

    Soft Electronics
  • – eTextiles materials and techniques
    – fabric sensors
    – SMA
    – thermochromic ink
  • Advanced Arduino programming
  • – H bridge + motor, Peltier junction, solenoid
    – Bluetooth wireless connection
    – processing
  • Assignment: Discuss the scenario of the project. Fix the project plan


    January 16 (Wed) 9:30-17:00

    The first Project critique
    Project development
    group tutoring


    January 17 (Thu) 9:30-17:00

    Project development

    Extra session 17:00- 18:00

    Documentation movie critique
  • – Do and Don’t from kick starter movies

  • January 18 (Fri) 9:30-17:00

    Project development (optional)


    January 19 (Sat) 9:30-17:00

    Pre-presentation
    Project development


    January 20 (Sun) 9:30-17:00

    Project presentation


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