Title:Sensors and Microcontrollers to Augment User Experience
Authors:Miriam Langer, Lauren Addario
Publication:MW2011: Museums and the Web 2011

Sensors in exhibits offer myriad possibilties. This mini worshop will explore using the popular arduino microcontroller to sense users in a gallery space. This might take the form of switches, motion detection, automated counters, audio control, to enliven and enhance experience in the gallery. Arduino interfaces easily with ethernet, video, audio, and flash, allowing easy and exciting ways to trigger sensors from different locations.

Arduino is an open source microcontroller supported by a vast community of designers, artists, and DIY enthusiasts of all kinds. This mini-workshop will demonstrate some simple sensors, and provide a place for brainstorming for new implementation ideas.