Dorkbot Adelaide presents

Dorkbot Adelaide presents an introductory workshop to physical computing, which is the field of controlling and responding to the real world using computers. This exciting area allows anyone to easily add interactivity and complexity to a variety of digital projects.

In this hands-on, practical workshop, participants will learn about the basics of using the Arduino platform. Topics covered include an introduction to Arduino programming; digital and analog inputs and outputs; how to connect a variety of components to Arduino; and how to integrate the hardware into popular software packages.

The workshop will be held on Sunday, 28th June from 11am onwards at the Electronic Music Unit, University of Adelaide. The cost is $15 per person. No prior knowledge is required.

As numbers are strictly limited, bookings are essential. To book, simply email or phone Seb on 0430 213 700.

More information about the very popular Arduino hardware platform can be found here:


Dorkbot Adelaide - “People doing strange things with electricity
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We are ever so excited to have Tristan Louth-Robins and Daniel Thompson presenting at Dorkbot THIS SUNDAY!!!

When: Sunday 24th May, 2009, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Where: Level 5 Schultz Building, University of Adelaide, (off Kintore Avenue)

Tristan Louth-Robins will present an exiting array of his sound art installations and works, whilst Daniel Thompson will blow us away with his contributions to openMoco in the form of physical interfaces for animation and video.


Daniel Thompson is currently working with Rising Sun Pictures as a Mid Level 3D artist. He has had many generalist duties, such as previsualisation, character setup, lighting modelling and texturing.

In 2006, Daniel completed a Master Arts Degree in Digital Media at The Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney. The two year
degree was highly collaborative and allowed him to work with directing,
producing and cinematography students. Whilst at AFTRS, Daniel developed a motion control solution that allowed camera information to seamlessly travel from *Maya to onset.* Prior to Film School, Daniel was a
freelance TV editor, as well as working on numerous short films.

Check out more of his work here:

“He likes his girlfriend, pots of tea, ceramic bowls, oscillators, walking, being in transit, cooking, wine, gloomy weather, theories and topography.”
He is also known for his highly successful experimental music series Tyndall Assembly, which showcased emerging composers and experimental musicians, as well his collaborative and performance work with electro-acoustic music and new media art.
Check out more of his work here:

Benjamin Davey - Synthesia Analog Modeling Synthesiser (more info:

Date: Sunday 22 February 2009

Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm

Location: Schulz Building, Level 5, University of Adelaide (off Kintore Ave)

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Vinny Bhagat - networks FOR music
Martin Victory - networks AS music

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2008

Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm

Location: Schulz Building, Level 5, University of Adelaide (off Kintore Ave)

The second Dorkbot meeting is upon us! So get your electronic thinking caps out, your coffee cups ready, and come along for some strange inspiration of the electric kind.

Feel free to share your ideas and projects and meet other locals that are doing strange things with electricity, or simply sit back and listen to the presentations and get inspired.

Presentation by Lynne Sanderson and discussion led by Robert Hart.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Schulz Building, Level 5, University of Adelaide, Kintore Ave

The very first meeting of Dorkbot Adelaide was held on Sunday 29th June 2008 and anyone with a genuine interest into doing something different was welcome to attend. Dorkbot-adelaide is part of a new worldwide movement of artists, engineers, designers, hackers who meet to explore and discuss strange or new ways to use electricity and technology.

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Each dorkbot is different and is driven by the needs and interests of people in the local community. But generally, the main goals of dorkbot are: to create an informal, friendly environment in which people can talk about the work they’re doing and to foster discussion about that work; to help bring together people from different backgrounds who are interested in similar things; to give us all an opportunity to see the strange things our neighbors are doing with electricity. dorkbot isn’t really a forum for formal artist talks or lectures, but rather a chance for diverse people to have friendly conversations about interesting ideas.