Handcrafted Videogame Controllers

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Handcrafted Videogame Controllers
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Handcrafted Videogame Controllers says
Participants will learn to make videogame controllers out of traditional crafting methods and the Makey Makey, a device that interfaces with computers to register alternative controls. This workshop is in association with the emerging artist exhibition There Should Be Gardens in the gallery space from September 2 - 26, 2015.

What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have?

None! If you know HTML or soft circuits, great! If not, great!

Can you link to an example of a project that uses the tool we’re learning about?

http://karastonesite.com/2014/07/19/knitting-simulator-2014/

http://karastonesite.com/2013/12/05/hand-to-heart/

At the end of the workshop or series, what should a student expect to have made, or be able to make?

Students will have made a DIY videogame controller. They’ll have an understanding of simple soft circuits.

What materials/equipment should students bring?

Laptop, no software needed.

If you have a favourite crafting style, like cross-stitching, weaving, sewing, feel free to bring any materials!

What, if any, materials will students get to take home with them?

A handcrafted videogame controller.
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By: InterAccess