Schedule

Week 1 – Overview, Arduino, Electronics

Monday 9/21: Intros, Class Overview, Signal Flow-chain, Examples, Sketching exercises
Wednesday 9/23: Arduinio
Lab 1 (Due 9/28): Arduino Basics
Homework 1 (Due 9/28): Finish survey, Electronics Tutorials, Safety Class, Download Max
Reading 1 (Due 9/28)Cook: Principles for Designing Computer Music Controllers

Week 2 – Max/MSP, Sensors, Serial Communication

Monday 9/28: Max/MSP, Create new user accounts
Wednesday 9/30: Gestures – discrete vs continuous, continuos sensors, Serial communication, Scaling and filtering data in Max and/or in Arduino
Lab 2 (Due 10/5): Arduino into Max/MSP and Max practice
Homework 2 (Due 10/5): Button/Knob sketch
Reading 2 (Due 10/5): Verplank: Interaction Design

Week 3 – More Sensors, Start Brainstorming

Monday 10/5: Sensors – brainstorm and lecture, Interaction Design Framework
Wednesday 10/7: Advanced sensors, Values for interfaces
Lab 3 (Due 10/12): Accelerometer, Proximity, encoder, soldering
Homework 3 (Due 10/12): Sketch 10 ideas
Reading 3 (Due 10/12): TBD 

Week 4 – Sound Design

Monday 10/12: Sound Design 1 – Synthesis, Audio Effects, Data Sonification
Wednesday 10/14: Present Ideas
Lab(Due 10/19): Sound Design in Max
Homework 4 (Due 10/19): Research Ideas
Reading 4 (Due 10/19): The Sonification Handbook

Week 5 – Form Groups, Start Prototyping

Monday 10/19: Form groups, Start Prototyping exercises
Wednesday 10/21: Sound Design 2 – Synthesis, Audio Effects, Data Sonification, Mid-quarter check in
Lab and Homework 5 (Due 10/26): 3 Prototyping Exercises
Reading 5 (Due 10/26): TBD

Week 6 – Robustness and Planning

Monday 10/26: Design and Robustness, Materials and Prototyping,Connectors, Modular design, testing & evaluation
Wednesday 10/28: Project Plan

Week 7 – Guest Lecture, Alternative outputs and tools

Monday 11/2: Guest Lecture
Wednesday 11/4: Alternative outputs – solenoids, motors, lights. Multiplexing. Alternative boards and tools.

Week 8

Proof of Concept Due.

Monday 11/9: Work on Projects
Wednesday 11/11: Max for Live

Week 9

Monday 11/16: Guest Lecture
Wednesday 11/18: Work on Projects

Week 9.5 – THANKSGIVING

Week 10

Monday 11/30: Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 12/2: FINAL PRESENTATIONS!!!

Wrap up, Clean up, Mandatory documentation sessions

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