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Artscience SAM

Sensors Actuators and Microcontrollers

The course will be given by Johan van Kreij and Lex van den Broek

The world of sensors and Actuators combined with Microcontrollers like Arduino / Teensy / Beagle /RaspBerry / is huge and can be very complex if you are a beginner or even an advanced user. This SAM-course of 8 (maybe 7 this year) days will introduce you to the hybrid world of Analog- and digital electronics. How to connect sensors to an Arduino and sending the measured data to miscellaneous software within your computer? How to drive (actuate) motors or lights?

The goal of the course is that you work on your own project and try to apply the techniques we show (analog, digital and code) into your own project. Subjects like ‘Serial communication, Operational Amplifiers, Max objects, Sensors, Field Effect Transistors, Current, Actuators, Voltage, Resolution and much more subjects will be addressed. We will mainly work with Arduino boards. If you have one yourself already, great! If you do not have one, you can borrow one at the EWP – let us know.  

There will be 7 days in total, starting at 10:00 and ending at 16:00. We will start on Monday March 27th and end the course on Thursday April 6th . On Wednesdays there will be no lessons.

SAM course (22/23): March 27 2023 – April 6 2023

Day one ... blog ... content will come ...


ArtScience Ba1

Introduction to Electronics
Artscience Ba1/Ma

Location: Synaesthesia Studio in Amare (6.64)

Academic year 2022 – 2023:
The lessons will take place in week 46.

Monday 14/11 10:00-16:00 Lesson 1
Tuesday 15/11 10:00-16:00 Lesson 2
Wednesday No lesson
Thursday 17/11 10:00-16:00 Lesson 3
Friday 18/11 10:00-16:00 Lesson 4

Introduction to Electronics ba1
Keynotes lesson 1


Introduction to Electronics ba1
Keynotes lesson 2


Introduction to Electronics ba1
Keynotes lesson 3


Some intro circuits to make: