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Hardware Suppliers: Microcontrollers, Interfaces and sensor/actuator kits.

In recent years, the market for such devices has opened up very much to an amateur audience, with very user-friendly kits to make physical devices that include digital control. And VVVV is an ideal software toolkit to couble them with high-performance PC applications. Here are a few links.

Kits

  • Phidgets a modular microcontroller-sensor-actuator system, competitive pricing, large range of modules (even a nifty mini joystick), but closed source.
  • Convenient starter kits for the Prototyping Interfaces book.
  • Sparkfun Inventor's Kit.
  • Arduino possibly the cheapest microcontroller with a usb port on the market. Open Source, with a friendly community. Read more about vvvv and Arduino.
  • C-Control by Conrad, rather old project, but keeps developing.
  • MakingThings develop the Teleo Board and the new, rather powerful MAKE controller.
  • Parallax maker of the basic stamp, one of the first microcontroller kits geared at beginners.
  • Interface Z is selling midi I/O cards, sensors, and giving on its site a full documentation on how do yourself a lot of things ( sensor carpet, etc...)

Interfaces

Other Stuff

Books

  • Prototyping Interfaces book
  • Arduino Cookbook, Michael Margolis, ISBN 1449313876, English
  • Making Things Talk, Tom Igoe, ISBN 1449392431, English
  • Programming Interactivity, Joshua Noble, ISBN 144931144X, English
  • Physical Computing by Dan O'Sullivan, Tom Igoe, ISBN 159200346X, English
  • Practical Electronics for Inventors, Paul Scherz, ISBN 0070580782, English
  • Bauelemente (Elektronik, Bd.2), Klaus Beuth, ISBN 3802319575, German
  • Digitaltechnik (Elektronik, Bd.4) Klaus Beuth, Olaf Beuth, ISBN 3802317556, German

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Shoutbox

~1d ago

domj: Day 2 of Schéma workshop, stream now live. Starting at 15:00 CET https://www.twitch.tv/dominikjancik Yesterday dind't work out due to time issues.

~1d ago

udo2013: hello. does anyone know why with fractals no camera works? does this have something to do with raymarching?

~3d ago

manuel: Anyone doing stuff with hololens ?

~5d ago

domj: Here's the Schéma presentation from yesterday's meetup: https://youtu.be/_oqonrkE3xU

~6d ago

joreg: @guest am afraid we can't manage this. if someone wants to take this on, let us know..

~6d ago

guest: @joreg, please stream :-)