How an Italian Microcontroller is Changing Music

How an Italian Microcontroller is Changing Music

Talk given at Campus Party Berlin in August 2012 about the Arduino platform and its impact on the arts community.

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Becky Stewart

August 23, 2012
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  1. How an Italian Microcontoller is Changing Music Twitter: @codasign_ @theleadingzero

    http://codasign.com becky@codasign.com
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  3. What is a microcontroller?

  4. microcontroller processor memory programmable interrupts

  5. http://www.antiquetech.com/pictures%20full-size/TMS1000.jpg 1974 TI begins selling TMS 1000

  6. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/TI_SpeakSpell_no_shadow.jpg

  7. Di!cult to re-program if at all http://www.mikroe.com/img/publication/pic-books/programming-in-basic/chapter/01/fig0-22.gif

  8. http://www.wingstech.com.ph/Content/images/products/130-114.jpg 1993 Atmel introduces programmable chip with Flash, PIC 16C84

    with EEPROM
  9. Need peripheral things like voltage regulator and other components Use

    a programmer to upload new code
  10. BASIC Stamp education platform Around since 1990s http://www.colinfahey.com/basic_stamp_computer/2002june02_basicstamp_large_adj01.jpg

  11. since 2001 by Ben Fry and Casey Reas while at

    MIT Media Lab IDE and language based on Java
  12. Wiring is an open project initiated by Hernando Barragán during

    his masters in 2003 under Massimo Banzi and Casey Reas. http://www.maartenlamers.com/ThisIsWiring/images/wiringboard1.jpg
  13. 2005 at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea

  14. Why is accessibility to development important?

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  21. Musical Microcontrollers

  22. Video - https://vimeo.com/38598247# http://afroditipsarra.com/index.php?/on-going/rolandpad/ Roland' s TR-909 drum machine combined

    with soft circuitry RolandPad by Afroditi Psarra
  23. Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLzyOmzL9Vg&feature=player_embedded Dry the River Listening Posters by FOAM

    Posters that let you listen to the band over a tin can. http://www.foamagency.com/Dry-the-River-Listening-Posters
  24. micro blackdeath by Martin Howse Noise synth art project based

    around Atmel microcontroller.
  25. micro blackdeath by Martin Howse Noise synth art project based

    around Atmel microcontroller.
  26. Singing Pig in Wig by me Hand knit toy that

    sings a di!erent song with each wig.
  27. Singing Pig in Wig by me Hand knit toy that

    sings a di!erent song with each wig.
  28. Video - http://www.itv.com/news/london/2012-04-20/imogen-heaps-musical-gloves/ Imogen Heap’s Gloves by The Gloves Team

    Gloves as musical controller and bolero as visual feedback. http://imogenheap.com/thegloves/
  29. art + electronics + code

  30. becky@codasign.com @theleadingzero @codasign_ http://codasign.com