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.
Dr. Jens Schneider is a Research Scientist at VCC at KAUST. He received a Diploma in Computer Science from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany in 2004 and a PhD in Computer Science from Technische Universität München in 2009. He joined KAUST in December 2009. Apart from his professional expertise in large-scale scientific visualization, he is an avid electronics tinker and his expertise includes programming Adruinos and ARM architectures.
Myraida Rivera Marzan
Myraida holds a bachelor of arts in Environmental Design and separate graduate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, from Stanford University and the University of Puerto Rico. She is also a member of MIT’s international Fab Lab network and the American Institute of Mathematics.
Her interdisciplinary experiences as an architect, engineer and project manager in the pharmaceutical and semi-conductor industries as well as in commercial and residential projects has influenced her interest in social entrepreneurship. She enjoys working on projects which combine creativity, ideation, science, art, math and technology, innovating solutions with a positive return to our society.
Dr. Peter Rautek is a Research Scientist at the Visual Computing Center at KAUST since 2011. His passion for making things manifested in joint electronics projects and mobile apps. He is leading the Maker Space SDG that was founded in 2016 at KAUST.
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