Refs & Material

RECOMMENDED TEXT AND MATERIALS:

Software:

Processing, http://www.processing.org

openFrameworks, http://www.openframeworks.cc

Books:

Getting Started with Processing
Casey Reas and Ben Fry.
Published June 2010, O’Reilly Media. 208 pages. Paperback.

Processing: A Programming Handbook
for Visual Designers and Artists

Casey Reas and Ben Fry (Foreword by John Maeda).
Published August 2007, MIT Press. 736 pages. Hardcover.

Algorithms for Visual Design Using the Processing Language
Kostas Terzidis.
Published May 2009, Wiley. 384 Pages. Hardcover.

Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects
Tom Igoe.
Published September 2007, O’Reilly. 428 pages. Paperback.

Getting Started with Arduino.

By Massimo Banzi. Examples use Processing to communicate with an Arduino board.

Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers.

By Dan O’Sullivan and Tom Igoe.

Materials:

SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino

sku: KIT-10057

$89.95

Description: This new version of the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) now includes a flex sensor, a softpot, and a newer better trimpot with all new overlays! The SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino is a box of goodies to get the very beginner started with programmable electronics. It includes all the bits you need to build 12 basic circuits, no soldering required! On top of that, we’ve joined forces with Oomlout to offer a small booklet to get you started. The SIK comes with everything pictured and a 36 page color printed ‘starter’ guide. The guide will take a complete novice and get them:

  • Blinking LEDs
  • Controlling a toy motor
  • Controlling a servo
  • Making (bad) music
  • Responding to buttons
  • Twisting a volume knob
  • Detecting ambient light
  • Reading temperature
  • Controlling big devices
  • Mixing LED colors

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=10057

Sensors and Actuators

http://www.parallax.com/

http://www.sparkfun.com

http://www.robotmarketplace.com/store.html

http://www.servocity.com/

General Electronics

http://www.jameco.com/

http://www.mouser.com/

http://www.allelectronics.com/

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