From his experience as a designer, artist and researcher Tiago Rorke is usually immersed in prototyping and physical computing, tools and details. His work ranges from tools for making and teaching, to devices and experiences that interrogate our everyday relationships with technology.
Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Tiago studied industrial design at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Design, and is an alum of the Computational Design Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA.
Formally a co-founder of Diatom, a London-based studio building collaborative and open-source design tools, Tiago is now a freelance designer working between hardware and software, and living in Lisbon, Portugal.
Introducing Physical Computing
"Arduino is an excellent platform to develop physical computing, allowing engineers, artists and enthusiasts to create systems to manipulate and interact with the physical world. In this workshop the participants will learn the basic concepts of electronics and to work with Arduino platform.
The 123D Circuits is an on-line platform developed by Autodesk that helps to learn the basic concepts about electronics and physical computing, among other things. This tool allows to simulate how ...
Introduction to Piccolo and CNC
Piccolo is an open-source CNC small machine that is a fairly accessible platform for those who want to learn and to experiment with CNC technology.
Participants will be introduced to the fundamental processes around CNC technology and digital fabrication. After knowing the features of Piccolo, you will learn to use it and program it using the open-source Arduino and Processing platforms. More information about Piccolo: www.piccolo.cc