Elektrotechnik und Elektronik

Patrícia Reis
Design, Computer Studio
2024S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S05175


In this hands-on lecture the students will learn the basics of electronics and programming in order to develop interactive art & design projects with microcontrollers — Arduino, Teensy 3.1 and/or LilyPad. The program will focus on tangible HCI interfaces, DIY and hacking strategies, using nonconformist materials (such as clay, plants, fruits, e-waste) to build hardware.

The students will be encouraged to create their own projects inspired by DIY and open source communities

By the means of examples and practical exercises the following topics will by gradually developed:

  • Electronic fundamental principles, basic units and their correlation
  • Appliance classes, safety regulations and precautions
  • Electronic components (active/passive, linear/non-linear, discrete/integrated)
  • Basic circuits
  • Dimensioning of (very) simple circuits
  • Controlling LEDs, motors, sensors
  • Operational safety & reliability of electrical circuits for exhibitions


Examination Modalities

For the successful completion of the course the following criteria will be used:

  • Constant and punctual participation (min. 70% attendance, 50% of the grade)
  • Active participation in the practical exercises (50%  of the grade)

Key Words

Electronics, DIY, Hacking, Physical Computing, STEM


30 April 2024, 10:00–14:30 Seminar Room 2
22 May 2024, 10:00–14:30 Seminar Room 5
28 May 2024, 13:00–17:00 IfD Computer Studio
04 June 2024, 13:00–17:30 IfD Computer Studio
11 June 2024, 10:00–13:30 Seminar Room 7

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00 to 16 May 2024, 13:10
Via online registration

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

Industrial Design (1. Section): Technology / Natural Science - Basics: Supporting Structures, Mechanics, Electronics, Engineering 580/103.10

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Free Electives out of Artistic Practice in Technical Context 605/203.80

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible