Below is a list of workshops that I have taught (or co-taught) in the past.

Hacking the TinyScreen

This workshop was taught by //benitez_vogl during Smart Fabrics 2015.
In this workshop participants will work with the TinyScreen to create their own wearable device. The amazingly tiny screened pendant features the possibility of playing video or image slideshows or working with other TinyCircuit modules to create other tiny applications. During the workshop we will walk through the specs of the hardware, video or image conversion and uploading your image or video sequence to the TinyScreen hardware. Multiple day workshops can also cover the basics on designing a case for the TinyScreen with 3D printer on hand if you want to print your own design. At the end we will cover other add-on modules that are available via TinyCircuits and speak to other possible applications for the TinyScreen.

The kit for the workshop included:

  • 1 TinyScreen
  • 1 TinyDuino processor board (with built-in Li-Ion Charger)
  • 1 Li-Ion Battery
  • 1 TinyShield USB (for programming)
  • 1 TinyShield SD Card
  • 1 3D printed case
  • 1 USB Cable
  • 1 microSD Card

  • Arduino Workshop

    This workshop has been taught once at The Fashion School (2013) and once in the Archtecture Department (2015 by //benitez_vogl) at Kent State University.
    Introductory workshop on the basics of the Arduino, basics of electronics, breadboard, LED and wiring. In the workshop we build simple sketches and upload them to Arduino and use simple sensors to introduce a more complex negotiation of the Arduino environment.

    New Atlantis Workshop

    I was part of the faculty for the New Atlantis Project Workshops at L’Ecole Superieure D’Art D’Aix-en-Provence, France in both 2009 and 2010. New Atlantis was a research project shared between l’École Superieure d’Art d’Aix en Provence (ESAA) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), which invited both students and faculty to explore the possibilities of using Virtual Reality and other game based technologies in a networked, multiuser environment.

    3D Contact Scanning Workshop

    Introductory workshop for the Microscribe 3D scanner at the Advanced Output Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007.