Making Handmade Ccomputa
*Making Handmade Ccomputa* is a hands-on workshop for making a small computer that fits in one’s palm. The participant will make their own unique circuit board with their hands and keep it. Arduino, a small and cheap sensor board that offers an easy control of physical input and output and is at the heart of the open source hardware culture, is used to control the *Handmade Ccomputa*.
While the typical Arduino workshop will focus on ready-made solutions and related software, the goal in *Making Handmade Ccomputa* is to build a small ATmega chip-based computer from scratch, which allows for a more broad approach over physical computing. The process not only includes software programming and designing printed circuit board, but also a series of labor such as corrosion of the exposed copper board using hydrogen peroxide, drilling holes in and polishing the etched board, connecting components and soldering. Through these physical steps, one can go one step further to understand where and how software programming meets the physical hardware. The aim is for the participants to get a sense of a more full-scale approach on open source hardware making, rather than settling for an easy result.
According to the workshop schedule and participants’ skill, circuit design and Arduino programming can be included in the workshop curriculum or replaced by transparent films printed beforehand and pre-programmed ATmega chips.
강병수 Byongsue Kang ∙
After graduating from Hongik University in 2007 with a double major in electronic engineering and digital media design, worked as a software engineer for two years. Received MA in media art in 2012 from Soongsil University. Received awards and invited to exhibit at various media art exhibitions including *Recycled Sounds* (Incheon International Digital Art Festival, 2009), *Stream* (*Da Vinci Ideas*, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, 2011), and *The Door* (SIGGRAPH Asia, Hong Kong Art Gallery, 2011). Recent installation work includes *Wind* (Pyeong Chang Biennale, 2013). Organizes various experimental media workshops for elementary, middle, and high school students so that more students may become familiar with media art. Founded Hello Geeks, a media-based educational curriculum development project. Lectures on physical computing at the Department of Interactive Media, Kaywon School of Art and Design.
180 Yesulgongwon-ro, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do