Interface Design II

Daniel Schatzmayr
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Digital Arts
2023S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03193


Introduction to robotics and the interaction of software, electronics and mechanics. In this course, we will learn the basics of measuring with sensors, data processing and setting up of an interface, data communication with microprocessors, control of actuators and their interaction in mechanical constructions.

The course consists mainly of hands-on exercises. We will build and program 1, 2 and 3 Degree-Of-Freedom robots by using arduino, servos and sensors

Examination Modalities

Participation in class and a written concept, based on an individual project.


For the exercises following is required :

- Laptop with USB Port and an Arduino IDE installed.

- Arduino StarterKit with servos and sensors, cardboard (~A4 Size)
*Arduino-StarterKits can be provided by be provided by the university.

- Tools: scissors, hot glue gun or similar, ruler, adhesive tape

Digital Arts students will be provided with the Arduino kit and materials. Students from other departments might have to organize the kit themselves.

Number of participants is limited.

For questions:

The event on 07 March 2023, 10:00-13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room , "Kick Off" is cancelled due to illness. A further date will be announced.

Key Words

robotic, arduino, programming, sensors, kinematic, c/c++


14 March 2023, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room , "Kick Off"
21 March 2023, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
28 March 2023, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
18 April 2023, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
02 May 2023, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room
09 May 2023, 10:00–13:00 Digital Art, Lecture Room , "Closing"
23 May 2023, 10:00–13:00 Elektronics lab , "Abschluss "

Course Enrolment

From 26 December 2022, 10:14 to 14 March 2023, 10:14
Via online registration

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations: Artistic and art technology foundations 180/002.01

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Künstlerische Methodik und Technologie digitaler Kunst: Interface Design I - II 567/202.11

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible