Don demonstrating his Arduino drumset at SchipulCon

Don Speaks at SchipulCon on Arduino and Processing

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Intro to Processing and Arduino Processing – Don Vaughn, Neuroscientist & Musician – SchipulCon2011.

At this year’s SchipulCon, hosted by Schipul the Web Marketing Company, Don dispelled the myth that you need to be a “coder” to write simple graphical and hardware applications.

Using Processing and Arduino as examples, he demonstrated that anyone can quickly mock up beautiful visuals and interact with hardware–all you need is a computer and 5 minutes.  He also demonstrated a few more complex applications of Arduino in both neuroscience and music that can be accomplished with a little more time.  Specifically, he showcased his custom Arduino electronic drum set, which he built from scratch.

Finally, Don discussed some of the social implications that easy-to-access, open-source platforms have had, and how it has made effecting positive change easier than ever.