EnVision Workshop, February 16, 2017, School of Optometry, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Newton building, Room 306
The third EnVision Workshop was held at the School of Optometry at the University of New South Wales for a few of the Optometry postgraduate students. The workshop was organized with the support from Dr. Fiona Stapleton, Department Head and Rajini Peguda and Emma Gibson, my local contacts at UNSW. Thank you Rajini and Emma for your help.
This was a one-day workshop to introduce the Optometry postgraduate students to the Maker Movement in general and, in particular, to introduce them to the Arduino microcontroller, Arduino programming and the Processing programming language. Arduino Uno Starter Kits were purchased and were used to introduce the participants to using microcontrollers, to programming for the Arduino and in the Processing language to allow control of the Arduino projects. The goal was to introduce the postgraduate students to the world of Makers, programming and microcontrollers with the goal towards empowering the participants to realize that making of customized, low-cost, laboratory instruments to aid in research is within the grasp of everyone, even those with no prior elecctronics or programming experience. The anticipated longer term outcome is that the participants will continue to learn and develop their Maker capabilities and creativity to build functional tools to facilitate vision research and eye-care in the future.
We worked through the Workshop Topics listed in the menu bar on the left side of this page.
Local Sydney Resources
Michael Crouch Innovation Center on the UNSW campus (sign up for their newsletter)
CREATE a student society who deliver Arduino workshops for free at the Innovation Center (sign up for their newsletter)
RS Australia (electronics supplier)
Jaycar electronics (electronics supplier)
Aus Electronics Direct (electronics supplier)
Sydney Maker Faire 2016