Week 2

040 Lecture
- Presentations (NIME, youtube, etc.)
- Basic Electronics 2: capacitance (MYO) - 
-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYH9dGl4gUE
(also see other Make tutorials)
- Simulations (reminder)
- Some listening
- Ubuweb

Resistance
- Resistance simulation
- Resistor chart
- How to read a resistor chart, and another explanation, and one more
- Make resistance video introduction
- Potentiometers
- batteries: rechargeable or not?  Which sort?

- Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2014:
Lecture 1: The Light Bulb Moment (51:20 jellies)
Lecture 2: Making Contact (4:30 sensor glove; 25:00 hologram; 32:00 VR demo; 38:00 hologram 2; 48:30 ultrasonics; 53:00 taste)
Lecture 3: A New Revolution (13:00 drum; 21:30 bass guitar; 36:00 robot playing keyboard; 41:20 pixel bots; 49:00 drones)

For next seminar
Think about the following questions:
- Why has the maker movement become so popular over the last ten years?
- Provide an overview of prominent microprocessors and microcontrollers, 
outlining their advantages and disadvantages.

COM 101 Lab Demonstration: Cable
- Clip leads - how useful are they (but no substitute for soldering)!
- Make a cable with the things you've brought along.
- If you haven't got the stuff, go and get it.

COM 101 Lab Demonstration: Circuit Bending demo 1 (Laying on of hands)
- Circuit bending
- Taking apart the toy.  
- Circuit sniffing
- The laying on of hands
- Tickling clocks
- Hacking clocks
- NB Keep documentation, particularly photographs and video.

Resistance
- Resistance simulation
- Resistor chart
- Make resistance video introduction
- Potentiometers
- (Multimeter)

For next lab
- For next lab, bring in components for the amplification and synth on a chip tasks.

Reading and Listening
- Nicolas Collins, 1999, Pea Soup, (Apestaartje)
- Audio Tracks from Handmade Electronic Music
- Ghazala, R., 2005, Circuit Bending, (Indianapolis: ): Part 1.
- (Self-)selected papers from NIME 2005 Proceedings

Investigating
- Reed Ghazala's Website
Task 1
 - Cable
task 1 due: w13
task 1 weighting: logbook (50%)
Task 2
 - Laying on of Hands and Hacking the Clock

task 2 due: w13
task 2 weighting: logbook (50%)
task summary |  VLE