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Developing with the eSp8266: DiY proceSSeS for builDing interfaceS Miguel Vargas, Santiago Gaviria and Julián Giraldo Colombia

The ESP8266 is an Arduino-compatible microcontroller that integrates WiFi capabilities in a miniature footprint, making it an appealing tool for artists and designers who need to deploy projects requiring remote or networked interactions between different components in an installation.

We’ll cover a design process for prototyping and developing custom devices based on the ESP8266 showing how to sketch a circuit in a protoboard, making bakelite boards by DIY methods, and finally using Open Source CAD, software to model boards for industrial manufacturing. The process emphasizes on good documentation as pivotal in collaborative projects where members contribute work on different schedules and locations. Participants will go thru the experience of building one of the exposed projects and integrate its components from kits provided. The three projects consist on: the “Biostation”, with sensors for measuring humidity and temperature on air and soil, as well as gases and dust density; the “Automator showing how to control an electrical or mechanical object; and the “eMotion”, a wearable that uses an accelerometer/gyroscope sensor to detect motion accurately.

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The workshop introduces participants to the ESP8266 showcasing three fully-fledged projects, that expose different sensors and actuators that capture input from the environment and control physical objects.

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Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

Exhibition Catalogue ISEA2017  

Catalogue of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA2017 and the International Image Festival. See the Design Case 'Experiments...

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