Credits: 3

Schedule: 30.10.2018 - 16.11.2018

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

The course is divided into three weeks.

1st Week
  • Lectures and examples on creating art with electronics
  • Learning about basic electronic components
  • Learning how to use basic electronics tools (multimeter, soldering iron, oscilloscope etc.)
  • How to read and create schematics
  • How to prototype circuits on a breadboard
  • Building example projects

2nd Week
  • Lectures and examples on creating art with electronics
  • How to use and program Arduino and other microcontrollers
  • How to use various types of sensors
  • How to use motors and other actuators
  • Basics of PCB design
  • Presentation of project ideas
3rd Week

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Course is graded pass/fail.

Additional written feedback will be given to the students individually.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Contact teaching:
36h (lectures, demonstrations and tutoring)

Student's personal work outside the contact teaching hours:
45h (includes time for reflection and planning). 
This amounts to 15 hours of personal work for each week outside the classes.

The student is required to attend minimum 80% of the scheduled classes.

Attending at least 80% of lectures and presenting a final project is required to successfully pass the course. (3 credits)

Additional credit may be awarded if the final project shows exceptional effort and quality of work.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Course materials will be provided during the course:

Additional course website:

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

1st Week
  • Tue – Voltage, Current, Resistance, Basic Components and Tools
  • Wed – LEDs, Oscillators, Timers and Sequencers
  • Thu – Simple Synthesizer
  • Fri – Driving Larger Loads (Transistors, Relays), Soldering Exercise

2nd Week

During the second week we are going to look into digital electronics and programming microcontrollers. Each student will build a small robot during the week that builds on the knowledge learned during the course.

  • Tue – Arduino Basics
  • Wed – Making Things See, Hear and Feel (Sensors, ADC, I2C)
  • Thu – Making Things Move and Blink (Different Motors and Actuators/Lights/Robotics & Mechatronics)
  • Fri – Communication (Serial, OSC, MIDI, Keyboard, HID)

3rd Week

During the 3rd week, each students works on their personal project. Detailed project guidelines will provided in the beginning of the course.

  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri


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