with Matt Ganucheau

Arduino 101

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform intended for artists designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.  This basic workshop will introduce participants to the Arduino and its programing environment.  Participants will also learn how to use wide variety of sensors and actuators.  Each participant leave with the tools needed to begin building their own interactive projects at home. No prior experience with electronics or programing is required. All materials and fees are included. Limited space available.

Day One:


Serial Communication

Testing your tools

Sensors + Actuators

Scaling and Smoothing


Day Two:

Talking to other environments

Building a sensor network

Project Proposals

Building a controller



Required course materials:

Arduino board, USB Cable, Breadboard, Resistors, Buttons, Potentiometer & a Trossen Servo Kit.

There is an option to enroll and to purchase the course materials below.


Matt Ganucheau

Matt Ganucheau is a San Francisco based artist, composer, designer, and educator. With a passion for exploring the boundaries of interactive digital culture, he creates physical and sonic environments that engage his viewers by evoking a deeply reflective internal space. As Former Director of Education at Gray Area, Matt was responsible for creating innovative and exploratory educational programs that focus on the intersection of digital art and technology. Over the course of his multi-disciplinary professional career, Matt has worked for software companies such as California Academy of Sciences, Apple, Native Instruments, and SEGA while teaching at educational facilities such as E’xpression College for the Arts and Cellspace. He has exhibited work internationally and has been featured in publications such as WIRED, CNET, Adbusters, and The Huffington Post. Matt graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Music Synthesis and received his Master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Technology Program.