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mini-workshop 11th of December,
18.30 till 21.00 (GMT+1)
participation fee: 15 euros (includes entry fee for the FOO_bar evening event!)
Location: WORM_bar, Achterhaven 148, Rotterdam

By using the very simple and cheap PIC Microchip micro-controller it’s possible to generate signals. With these signals you can display all kinds of pixel patterns on any VGA monitor or beamer. During the workshop participants will create their own “VGA test box” that will make it possible for you to do the same.


The micro-controller will be programmed using the PIC assembly language. However, no assembly coding skills are required, as pre-programmed chips will be available, and participants can create and upload their own image / logo for their test box. Participants do need some soldering skills. The more adventurous participants can use the prepared micro-controller to hook it up to an Arduino or I2C chip, so that the VGA signal can be modified using a more powerful computer. (If you want to do this, please bring your own Arduino or I2C chip)!


As a programmer and tinkerer, Arjan Scherpenisse’s work is about the exploration of
a new universe. Diving head-first into new technologies and unexplored media, he
works on the boundary between the physical and the virtual. New opportunities are
being measured and estimated, profoundly researching every possibility. Algorithms
are stumbled upon, datastructures are crashed into, concepts are wrestled with. In such
confrontations innovation meets emotion.