In this workshop we will let you explore the world of electronics. Beginners can play with analog electronics and build projects with littleBits.
We then take it to the more advanced level of digital electronics where you will learn how a microcontroller is used to program your creations.
The Arduino microcontroller platform will then be used to convert an architectural model of a traditional Jeddah house into a modern smart house using a variety of programmable electronic components. These traditional “smart” houses will in the end form a small Arabian “Smart” village!
This is a single session course. If you sign up for Session B, we ask that you do not sign up for Session A as it is a duplicate session.
Dr. Greg Wickham is the Facilities and Systems Team Leader in the Visualization Core Lab at KAUST. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Deakin University, Australia in 1997, and joined KAUST in 2009. He has extensive professional experience in Network Management, High Performance Networking, Computer Systems Administration and Visualisation Technologies. In addition to his professional achievements he has a long history with electronics and microcontrollers, embedded systems and Linux.
Myraida Rivera, AIA is a licensed architect, civil engineer, project manager, and design consultant. Prior to co-founding d.heritage2tech she worked in pharmaceutical, commercial, residential, and product design projects. At KAUST, she co-founded its Makerspace (currently ProtoLab) and recently instructed KAUST’s first FabAcademy. Myraida received an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and graduate degrees in Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico and Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University.
Peter Rautek is a Research Scientist at the Visual Computing Center at KAUST. He is passionate for making things manifested in joint electronics projects and mobile apps like Epic (mobilesynergies.org), uberdice (uberdice.thomashollt.com), and Visual Experience, a KAUST seed funded and award winning startup focusing on virtual reality experiences. Peter founded, and is the acting president of, KAUST’s Maker Space SDG. He has co-authored and co-hosted several WEP courses in 2016 and 2017.
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