Interaction with Arduino & Max – Workshop series / On-demand

Pricing excluding kit, components to be purchased separately – see kit list in requirements section 

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Want your Arduino to control audio, video, generative 3D visuals, or even Ableton Live? Combine Arduino with Max 8, a powerful visual programming environment opens up many possibilities for interactive installation, generative art, multimedia performance, and more! You will learn very basic electronics, introductory Arduino skills, and how to use sensors and inputs to control Max 8!

By the end of this workshop series you will be able to:

  • Create Arduino based electronic prototypes

  • Control audio in Max 8 with sensors and your own custom hardware interfaces

  • Utilize Max to map software interactions to physical electronic systems

  • Apply interaction design concepts for developing installations and performances

Session Study Topics: 

  • Max 8 to control Digital and PWM output

  • Switches and Digital inputs mapped to states in Max 8

  • Analog sensors, smoothing data and creating meaningful interactions

  • Strengths, weaknesses and limitations of hardware and software.


About the workshop leader:

Kyle Duffield is a Toronto based Interactive and Experience Design Professional who creates immersive interactive installations and brand activations. He is also known for his affiliation with the studio and former gallery, Electric Perfume. As an educator, and technical consultant, he has facilitated interactive media workshops and projects with institutions across Canada, Shanghai, and online. Currently, Kyle is participating in Cycling 74’s Max Certified Trainer Program, and is focusing on creating unforgettable technological experiences.