Maker Faire

Build Your Own Input Device with CREATE USB Interface

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Electronics

Day/Time: Sunday, April 23

Location: Fiesta Hall

The CREATE USB Interface is DIY hardware for connecting sensors or actuators to your computer via USB. The sensors can be used to create musical interfaces, controlling moving images, and even robotics! I use the CREATE USB Interface (CUI) in the courses I teach at UC Santa Barbara, and version 1.0 of the board makes it a lot easier to build. Projects to be highlighted include some of the best from the UCSB class as well as some of my own inventions... also the new wireless Bluetooth CUI is finishing development and will be shown as well!

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Dan Overholt

Dan Overholt is a composer, performer, and instrument builder based at University of California, Santa Barbara's Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE). He designs electronic musical instruments and writes custom signal processing software for the real-time performance of his musical works. Dan has a BS in Computer Engineering and a BA in Music (violin performance) from California State University, Chico, and an MS from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music Technology as well as teaching at UCSB. From 2003-2004 he was at the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam on a Fulbright scholarship, and he is currently on a National Science Foundation fellowship.