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€ 😛
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€ 😛
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€ 😛
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