13 April 2011

Arduinos in Museums

Over the past few years, museums have switched from expensive general-purpose computers to cheap (~$30) Arduino microcontrollers to run the exhibits:
 “Hackers and geeks have been doing this for years, building all sorts of cool robots and interactive experiences, but now it’s become so simple and inexpensive that artists and designers have adopted it, too.”
...and students.
“The two most important introductions for art in the past 20 years have been the Arduino and Processing,” explained Paola Antonelli, senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art.
Sounds like an endorsement of Processing for Intro to CS classes.

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