Megan Leslie

Member of Parliament, Halifax

Summer Electronics Lab Workshop Series

Starts: August 6th, 2011 - 11:02pm
Ends: August 21st, 2011 - 4:00am

Where: Centre for Art Tapes 1657 Barrington St. Suite 220

Summer Electronics Lab Workshop Series

1-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays,  August 6 - August 21

Location:  Centre for Art Tapes
1657 Barrington St. Suite 220

Registration

To sign up, phone 422-6822 or email cfat.communication@ns.sympatico.ca . Seats in workshops are available on a first come first serve basis. To secure your seat in a workshop, please register by paying in full at least five days before the workshop series. A workshop may not run if there are insufficient participants. Refunds will only be given in the event of a workshop cancellation.

Cost                  1 workshop: $50 + tax
                         3 workshops: $125 + tax

Schedule


Saturday, August 6
Linux
Stephen Kelly

This workshop will introduce participants to Linux, an open-source operating system. The fundamentals of computer operating systems will be covered. Participants will learn how to build a computer from used hardware, install a Linux operating system, and install open-source software applications.

Sunday, August 7
Linux Projects
Stephen Kelly


This workshop will introduce participants to using the Linux command-line interface, writing shell scripts, and programming input and output devices such as the parallel port and serial port. Participants’ specific technical challenges and goals will be addressed. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of Linux.

Saturday, August 13
HTML5 and CSS3
Daniel Espeset

This workshop will introduce participants to HTML and CSS, the core building blocks of the web. Participants will learn how to build, design, and customize webpages, manage a custom domain, and make and host search-engine friendly online websites. Emphasis will be placed on visual presentation and experimentation.

Sunday, August 14
Javascript Programming
Daniel Espeset

This workshop will introduce participants to Javascript, the programming language that powers the modern web. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Javascript programming and use powerful open-source libraries to make webpages dynamic, interactive, and animated. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Saturday, August 20
Arduino
Lukas Steinman


This workshop will introduce participants to Arduino, an open-source electronics prototyping and physical computing platform. It will cover the fundamentals of microcontrollers and computer programming for sensing and control applications, and participants will learn how to sense the environment with various sensors as well as control lights, motors, and other actuators. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of electronics. For more information on Arduino, visit www.arduino.cc.

Saturday, August 21
Processing
Lukas Steinman


This workshop will introduce participants to Processing, an open-source programming language and environment. It will cover the fundamentals of computer programming for graphics, video, and audio applications, and participants will learn how to manipulate data in real-time to create emergent and interactive works. For more information on Processing, visit www.processing.org.


To sign up for any upcoming CFAT workshop please contact:
Brendan Dunlop
Communications Coordinator
Centre for Art Tapes
1657 Barrington St. Suite 220
Halifax, NS. B3J 2A1
cfat.comunication@ns.sympatico.ca
902.422.6822

Tutorials: Are you unable to attend one of the workshops? Are you looking for a course that isn’t listed here? Do you already have training, but are looking to freshen up? Please give CFAT a call at 422.6822 or drop us an email at cfat.production@ns.sympatico.ca. We can arrange one-on-one tutorials with knowledgable instructors in a variety of areas. Tutorials are priced at a rate of $25 per hour; CFAT will cover the cost of renting the facilities for the duration of the tutorial.

Free Thursdays: Members can book in-house facilities for free on Thursdays. This can be a good way to get familiar with software following a workshop and before a big project.


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