Art:duino - The Art of Arduinos
Part 2: The Heart of Phobia
This second video of the Art:duino series is dedicated to a component I couldn't do without: the Arduino. I decided to call this video "The Heart of Phobia" because without the Arduino, Phobia would not be possible. In this video I will introduce you to the different types of Arduinos I've used in my new media artworks. A list of Arduino's including a link to where they can be purchased is included on the bottom of this page.
You may be wondering why I chose to use the Arduino Uno over all the other available Arduino's. First off, I like to stay up-to-date with technology and using the latest version not only ensures that all features are supported, but it also allows me to work with an updated connection. The Uno is the first Arduino to support the USB interface connection. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus - you most likely have a USB input on the back of your computer. USB is a fast communication port between all kinds of devices connected to your computer, thus "Universal". Previous Arduinos used a Serial Connector which is not as user friendly (easy to use) and may not be supported by all computers. Additionally, the Arduino Uno has an updated chip-set ensuring that I get the most processing power for my project. Processing power is the amount of data an Arduino can process (read and interpret into an action) at a time. Having a fast Arduino truly helps when you are working with a lot of LED's, sensors, and other hardware. Finally, the new Arduino Uno has a slick look and works great during my installations.
For some beginner projects on using / programming the Arduino, please click here.
Here's some more information about each arduino:
About this Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardLilyPad
I use this for wearable projects like shirts and pants. I like to get creative with the things that I wear.
About this Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardFio
This is a very unique model which comes ready to work with XBees for wireless capabilities. Since this is an older model, I do not use it as often.
About this Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardMega
I like to use this model for projects that require a lot of pins (inputs and outputs).
About this Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDuemilanove
This is the traditional (original) Arduino. This is where I started out!
Uno: **This is the Arduino used for Phobia**
About this Arduino: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardUno
The Arduino Uno is the latest version of the Arduino. This is the Arduino I used for Phobia as it allowed USB interface unlike its predecessors.