Classes

Altlab offers fun, cheap, and interesting classes!
Next classes, please check the calendar and online registration here.

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Pratical Classes:

Blender Beginners Class

(for people new to Blender and 3D)

This is your friendly introductory class to Blender.  In this seven-hour class we will:

  • Get an introduction to Blender User Interface
  • Learn 3D-Navigation
  • Cover Object-Mode and Edit-Mode functionality
  • Show you how to get more help in the future for all your projects

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer and a 3 button mouse!
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by altLab’s member Ferdinand Meyer.

Next Classes : to be defined
Preço : 25€ – Membros do altLab só pagam 10€ :P
Pack : Beginners + Intermediate + Advanced por 60€ – Membros do altLab 25€
Where : @ altLab 

 


Blender Intermediate Class

(for people that know Blender a little bit or went to the first class)

This is your intermediate class to Blender.  In this seven-hour class we will:

  • Get an introduction to 3D Animation (bouncing ball)
  • Learn materials
  • Cover Blender internal renderer functionality
  • Show you how to get more help in the future for all your projects

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer and a 3 button mouse.
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by altLab’s member Ferdinand Meyer.

Next Classes : to be defined
Preço : 25€ – Membros do altLab só pagam 10€ :P
Pack : Beginners + Intermediate + Advanced por 60€ – Membros do altLab 25€
Where : @ altLab 

 


Blender Advanced Class

(for people that know 3D with interest in Blender)

This is your advanced class to Blender.  In this seven-hour class we will:

  • Learn Blender Vocabulary
  • Features Overview (short explanation of window types and features)
  • Get an introduction to to external renderers (luxrender, yafaray)
  • Show you how to get more help in the future for all your projects

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer and a 3 button mouse.
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by altLab’s member Ferdinand Meyer.

Next Classes : to be defined
Preço : 25€ – Membros do altLab só pagam 10€ :P
Pack : Beginners + Intermediate + Advanced por 60€ – Membros do altLab 25€
Where : @ altLab

 


Arduino After Work Classes

 


#101 Intro to Arduino.

This is your friendly introductory class to Arduino micro-controllers.  In this three-hour class we will:

  • Learn about the Arduino Hardware
  • Learn how to program it using the Arduino environment
  • Wire up a simple circuit and load up code to read sensors and light LEDs
  • Cover variables, functions, basic Arduino functionality
  • Show you how to get more help in the future for all your projects

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Arduino software (available at http://arduino.cc)
and your Arduino microcontroller board. You don’t have one? Don’t worry, we have some.
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by Altlab members.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 20€/session or 65€/all sessions – Free for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab 

Note: We have Arduinos UNO for sale @ altlab. Special workshop price is 22€ !

 


#102 Arduino I/O

This is your friendly introductory class to Arduino Inputs and Outputs.
Now that you’ve already learned how to power up your Arduino and write some basic programs then you may want to learn some more tricks. This class will teach you how to program your Arduino to read digital and analog inputs, as well as control digital and analog outputs.
Don’t know what that means? Then this is definitely the class for you! Learn how to program your Arduino to read sensors to control light and sound. In this three-hour class we will:

  • Learn about the Analog and Digital concepts
  • Learn about the Arduino’s Analog and Digital ports
  • Learn how to program it to read Digital or Analog sensors using the Arduino environment
  • Wire up LED Lights and sensors and load up code to make the things blink
  • Cover variables, functions, basic control lighting functionality
  • Show you how to get more help in the future for all your projects

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Arduino software (available at http://arduino.cc)
and your Arduino microcontroller board. You don’t have one? Don’t worry, we have some to lend you.
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by Altlab members.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 20€/session or 65€/all sessions – Free for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab 

Note: We have Arduinos UNO for sale @ altlab. Special workshop price is 22€ !

 


#103 Arduino and Motors.

This class is based on Motoruino which is an Arduino clone designed to work with dc motors, servo-motors and sensors designed by Guibot.
In this three-hour class we will:

  • Learn about the Motoruino specifications and hardware
  • Learn how to program it using the Arduino environment
  • wire up dc-motors, servo-motors and sensors and load up code to make things move
  • Cover variables, functions, basic robotics functionality
  • Show you how to get more help in the future for all your projects

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Arduino software (available at http://arduino.cc)
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by Altlab members.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 20€/session or 65€/all sessions – Free for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab 

 


#104 Arduino Synths

This is your friendly introductory class to Arduino Sound Generators and Synths.  In this three-hour class we will:

  • Learn about the Arduino as sound generator
  • Learn how to program it using the Arduino environment
  • Wire up a simple circuit and load up code to generate sounds and effects
  • Cover variables, functions, basic synth functionality
  • Show you how to get more help in the future for all your projects

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Arduino software (available at http://arduino.cc)
and your Arduino microcontroller board. You don’t have one? Don’t worry, we have some to lend you.
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by Altlab members.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 20€/session or 65€/all sessions – Free for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab 

Note: We have Arduinos UNO for sale @ altlab. Special workshop price is 22€ !

 


Processing Night Sessions

processing.org is a multi-platform java programming environment whose aim is to simplify as much as possible the making of creative programs to those who find it hard to program. these sessions will move from introductory coding concepts to advanced interactions, tutoring on core subjects to allow you to execute your ideas into code. the sessions touch introduction to programming, oop (object oriented programming), 2d & 3d graphics programming, sound synthesis and analysis, image based interactions, physical computing communication, genetic algorithms, all gathered in introduction to simulations and games.

 


Session #1 – introduction programming / oop / drawing machines

getting started with processing’s ide, reference. getting started with programming: punctuation, variables, data types, functions, events. first drawing machines. colors, opacities. programming scope, cycles, decisions, classes, oop, particle systems. graphics coordinate systems. movement models: mathematical, physical, stochastic, user guidable. saving / exporting outputs.

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Processing software installed  (available at http://processing.org)
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by André Sier.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 25€/session – 5€/session for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab

 


Session #2 – particles / image / sound

programming, oop, take 2. image based particle systems. image color analysis. sound analysis. sound intensity, fft, beat detection. sound to particles interaction. sound generation, synths, playback. interaction sound to sounds, sound to image, sound to 3d,
image to sound.

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Processing software installed  (available at http://processing.org)
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by André Sier.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 25€/session – 5€/session for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab 

 


Session #3 – video / physical computing

image analysis. pixel color, pixel brightness. s373.flob. blobs. movement. presence. video/blobs interaction with images, particle systems, 3d structures. introduction to serial communication with the arduino. reading sensors, writing to actuators. examples of custom firmwares.

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Processing software installed  (available at http://processing.org)
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by André Sier.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 25€/session – 5€/session for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab 

 


Session #4 – simulations / games

genetic algorithms, cellular automata, particles with brains: boids. s373.dna,
s373.cellularautomata, s373.boids. state machines. games. agents, distances and collisions.
levels. examples: pong, pang, line invaders. video, audio and physical computing
interactions with simulations / games.

Please be sure to bring your laptop computer with Processing software installed  (available at http://processing.org)
We will provide the rest!

The class will be taught by André Sier.

Next Classes : to be defined
Price : 25€/session – 5€/session for altLab members :)
Where : @ altLab 

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