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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