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Introduction to the Interaction Workshop

This course is mandatory for all users of the Interaction Workshop. The short introductory lecture and practical exercise takes about 2-3 hours to complete. Once you have successfully soldered the electronic kit and acknowledge how the Interaction Workshop functions, you will be granted access to the room.

For questions and inquiries, contact Rickard


Presentation/slides PDF [updated 28 September 2010]

Recommended book:

Interesting books:


Soldering is a process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint, the filler metal having a relatively low melting point. (from wikipedia,


  • Heat up properly all the parts you want to join. Larger parts take longer.
  • The solder flows toward the hottest point. Iron on one side, solder on the opposite.
  • Do not preload the iron tip with solder and try to apply it to the parts. It won't work and/or will produce an unreliable joint.
Online resources:

Applications and toolkits that are commonly used in the workshop


Download and install Processing (current version 1.2.1) using the instructions and notes on this page


Download and install Arduino (version 0020) from


Download and install Phidgets from for your specific platform (Windows, OSX, Linux)

workshop/workshop_introduction.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/11 20:25 by camille