This years Geek Fest in the form of 3D Camp is taking place on Saturday the 11th June at the Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) building at the University of Limerick. I am very honoured to have been asked by its creators (Gabriela Avram & James Corbett)
to give a talk on my FYP in Masters of Science in Interactive Media, a project I have talked about before on this blog while building it during the course. It will be held at 12:30pm in room CSG001 where I will run thorugh a brief history of my background coming from art and design, not having ever touched electronics prior to the course and how I built and created an interactive project where you can pedal through anywhere in the world on Google Streetview using an exercise bike with readymade “off the shelf” programmes, software, and hardware, cheaply and easily. During the lunch break people interested in trying out the bike may do so as it will be fully set up for use in one of the demo rooms in CSIS.
My husband Keith and I will also be hosting a 45minute Arduino workshop at 1:30pm upstairs in one of the computer labs in the CSIS building. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. For 3D-Camp, this is a beginners Arduino workshop and will suit people who are completely new to Arduino. For this tutorial we will be looking at how to set up an Arduino development environment, write and upload a small programme to the device to help you gain a basic understanding at getting started with the fun of Arduino.
You can read the press release on 3D Camp “Here” to find out more information on other workshops, keynote speakers and talkers, times and places. Its free to attend and take part in so theres no excuse for you not to pop along for some geeky fun for the day! Hope to see you there!