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Mechatronic Art, at Iceland Academy of the Arts

Dates: 7 – 17 March 2017
Language: English
How to apply: Motivational letter of no more than 50 words + link to your portfolio/webpage
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Application Deadline: 20 feb 2017
Number of incoming KUNO students: 2
Teacher: Áki Ásgeirsson

Description: A two week (5 day) workshop investigating how artists can utilize the Arduino platform for the creation of electro-mechanical artworks. Fundamentals of electronics will be introduced and students will learn how to write simple computer programs for the Arduino microcontroller. Mechanical movement, interactivity and artistic use of electric equipment will be explored. At the end of the course, participants will have produced a new art piece and gained understanding of the possibilities of computer code, mechanics and electronics in the modern technological environment of artists.


Material: The Iceland Academy of the Arts will provide a limited amount of Arduino boards and electrical components during the course. Students that want to continue to explore the Arduino or use it in future projects are adviced to buy their own boards before or during the course (ca 35€ in europe or ca 6000ISK/50€ in Iceland).


Electronics assignment = 10%

Programming assignment = 10%

Final project = 30%

Report and documentation of final project = 30%

Attendance = 20%

Grades: 0-10 ( 5 required to pass, 10 is maximum)

Detailed course schedule:

Tue 7.3 13:00-17:00

Thu 9.3 13:00-17:00

Mon 13.3 13:00-17:00

Wed 15.3 13:00-17:00

Thu 16.3 13:00-16:00

Fri 17.3 13:00-14:00 exhibition of results