Processing 101: A better way for your Arduino to talk to the world


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Have you gotten as far as getting never-ending streams of numbers from various sensors out of your Arduino’s analog input but don’t know what to do with all of that information yet? Bored with pie charts, bar graphs, and other lackluster ways to present data? Or maybe you are looking for interesting new ways to create art? 

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Come to the Processing 101 Workshop on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 PM.

Processing is a great programming platform that allows you to develop both simple and highly complex static and dynamic graphics based on inputs you choose. Inputs can range from single preset values to real-time streams of data. You can use processing to create beautiful art, to develop visually interesting presentations, or to organize information in better ways. 

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The workshop will go over the basics of the Processing platform through a series of programming exercises that will allow you to create some fun graphics. You will learn how to develop static visualizations as well as animated and interactive ones. We will also go over integrating data streams as inputs, which would be useful if you are looking to interface with the Arduino platform. 

If you have never heard of Processing, but are looking for new ways to work with data and information, or if you do know about Processing, but haven’t had the chance to explore it yet, this workshop is for you. No programming experience is necessary for the course. You will need a laptop with the latest Processing version installed (Processing.org).

The registration ($50) covers two and a half hours of instruction as well as color printouts of the graphics you develop. To reserve your spot, you can give us a call (206 357 9406) or come down to our shop on Broadway East.