Fachmodul als Blockmodul / Subject Module as Block Module
Instructor: Florian Wittig
Credits: 6 ECTS, 3 SWS
Capacity: max. 8 students
Date: 24-25 November 2018, 10:00-16:00; presumably 01-02 December 2018, 10:00-16:00
Location: Marienstraße 7b, Room 002
First Meeting: 24 November 2018
Printed Electronics can turn everyday objects into interfaces for the digital world. We will use screen printing with conductive ink to print our own designs on different material and use them as buttons or sliders with the help of microcontrollers such as Arduino. This way we we create objects which serve as input devices for digital functionalities.
We will first take a look at the basic qualities and possibilities of printed electronics, as well as the characteristics of the tools we are going to use. Here we focus on the screen printing method and the concept of capacitive sensing with Arduino. Students will design their own objects which we will print on and connect to an Arduino during the second part of our class.
The subject will be connected to Prof. Jens Geelhaar's class: »IDMC - Interface Design Masterclass / Moholy-Nagy Machines.« There will be an introduction to the machines of the Bauhaus Form & Function Lab at Marienstr. 7b, focusing on the 3D MID technology. In our workshop we will then think of possibilites of connecting printed electronics and 3D MID to create a completely new kind of interactive objects.
Basic knowledge regarding microcontrollers and electronics components is helpful, but technical pre-requisites are not required. We encourge you to also take part in Prof. Jens Geelhaar's project module. Students who are not taking part in the Interface Design project module are requested to first consult with Jens Geelhaar about the projects which they would like to work on during this class.
Please register at the faculty's module registration. Students who are not able to take part in the faculty module registration, please register until November 4th by email with the Subject Printed Interfaces WiS18 to: f.wittig (at) gmx.de. Your email should contain the following information:
Active participation; planning & fabricating an object containing a printed circuit, documentation.
Graduates enrolled in the Faculties of Media, Art and Design, and in the MediaArchitecture program.
Open to students of other departments, please ask the staff at your department wether the credit points can be taken into account.
November 24 - First meeting, Overview, Introduction to printed electronics, Brief introduction to the BFFL & 3D MID technology, Arduino basics & capacitive sensing
November 25 - Introduction to screen printing, Collecting ideas, Designing circuits
December 1 - Printed electronics & inkjet, Prototyping, Individual project work
December 2 - Test prints, Arduino keyboard library, Project work continued, Student presentations
January 18 - Screen Exposure (optional) January 19 - Screenprinting sessions 1
January 20 - Screenprinting sessions 2, Project work discussions, Information on the write-up
January 26 - Screenprinting sessions 3, Individual project work
January 27 - Final presentations