Hacking Your Home with Arduino


Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, February 26th, 28th
Times: 6pm – 9pm
Course Length: 6 hours
Cost: $20/instruction hour, $120 total, $108 for GAFFTA Members
Location: GAFFTA, 923 Market Street, Ste. 200 San Francisco, CA 94103

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Hacking The Home is a D.I.Y. overview to bringing your home into the ‘Internet of Things’ era. Taught in 2 sessions, students will leave with a foundation to connect their physical surroundings with their digital ones. Whether its monitoring the health of your plants, adjusting a room’s lighting with a cell phone or just checking to see if a door is locked, it is easy to see how bringing intelligence to our everyday surroundings can not only be helpful but also yield a new world of creative results.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:
- overview of common sensors and actuators
- creating a sensor network over wifi
- recording and monitoring your data

Note: Though beginners are welcome, this is an intermediate course. A basic understanding of creating prototypes with an Arduino and a solderless breadboard is strongly advised.

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Items recommended for students:
$34 – Arduino Fio v3
$39 – RN-XV Wifi Module
$55 – Sensor Kit
$4 – Breadboard Jumper Wires
$4 – Solderless Breadboard

Matt Ganucheau


Matt Ganucheau is an artist, composer, designer and educator with a passion for exploring the boundaries of interactive digital culture. Ganucheau creates both physical and sonic environments that intend to engage his viewer by evoking a deeply reflective internal space. In his installations, he achieves this by immersing the viewer in a realm of digital projections linked to innovative interactive physical objects. Musically, he realizes this by building a unique harmony of electronic and acoustic elements within traditional compositional forms.

Over the course of his vastly multi-disciplinary professional career, Ganucheau has worked for software companies such as Apple, Native Instruments, Soundlflavor, and The BEAM Foundation, and at the same time, has taught various creative and technical courses at E’xpression College for the Arts. In addition, as an artist, he has exhibited work both in the U.S. and internationally and has been featured in publications such as WIRED, CNET, Adbusters, and MAXIM. And finally as a musician, has shared the stage with artists such as Flying Lotus, The Glitch Mob, Amon Tobin, Les Claypool, Cocorosie and Prefuse 73.