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 +====== Introduction to the Interaction Workshop ======
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 +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 [[mailto:​rickard.astrom@dh.umu.se|Rickard]]
 +
 +
 +==== Documents ====
 +
 +Presentation/​slides {{:​workshop:​2010.09.28.intro_soldering.pdf|PDF}} [updated 28 September 2010]
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 +
 +Recommended book: 
 +  * [[http://​oreilly.com/​catalog/​9780596153755|Make:​ Electronics,​ Learning Through Discovery]],​ Charles Platt
 +
 +Interesting books:
 +  * [[http://​www.learningprocessing.com|Learning Processing]],​ Daniel Shifmam, order it from [[http://​www.adlibris.com/​se/​product.aspx?​isbn=0123736021|adlibris.se]] or [[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Learning-Processing-Beginners-Programming-Interaction/​dp/​0123736021/​ref=sr_1_1?​ie=UTF8&​s=books&​qid=1254249111&​sr=8-1|Amazon.co.uk]]
 +  * [[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Programming-Interactivity-Designers-Processing-openFrameworks/​dp/​0596154143/​ref=sr_1_1?​ie=UTF8&​s=books&​qid=1254249193&​sr=1-1|Programming Interactivity:​ A Designer'​s Guide to Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks]],​ Joshua Noble
 +  * [[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Getting-Started-Arduino-Make-Projects/​dp/​0596155514/​ref=pd_sim_b_2|Getting Started with Arduino]], Massimo Banzi
 +  * [[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Processing-Programming-Handbook-Designers-Artists/​dp/​0262182629/​ref=pd_sim_b_6|Processing A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists]], Casey Reas and Ben Fry
 +
 +
 +==== Soldering ====
 +
 +//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, http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Soldering)
 +
 +**Important:​
 +**
 +  *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: ==
 +
 +  *http://​www.solderinguide.com
 +  *http://​www.curiousinventor.com/​guides/​How_To_Solder
 +  *http://​www.sparkfun.com/​commerce/​tutorial_info.php?​tutorials_id=106
 +  *http://​www.ladyada.net/​media/​common/​soldering.pdf
 +  *http://​radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov/​telescope/​soldering.htm
 +
 +
 +==== Applications and toolkits that are commonly used in the workshop ====
 +
 +
 +== Processing ==
 +
 +Download and install Processing (current version 1.2.1) using the instructions and notes on this page http://​www.processing.org/​download/​index.html
 +
 +== Arduino ==
 +
 +Download and install Arduino (version 0020) from http://​arduino.cc/​en/​Main/​Software
 +
 +== Phidgets ==
 +
 +Download and install Phidgets from http://​www.phidgets.com/​drivers.php for your specific platform (Windows, OSX, Linux)
 +
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