Tangible Interface Prototyping with the Tinker Toolkit


Massimo Banzi, Tinker.it


The Tinker Tookit is a modular system of sensors and actuators being developed at Tinker.it! in London for the past couple of years. It allows designers to prototype and test tangible user interfaces with Arduino very quickly and without any knowledge of electronics.
During this workshop we’ll explore the basics of Arduino and get to build cool stuff within the first hour.
You’ll experience first hand accelerometers, touch sensors, colour sensors, and a lot more technology without having to spend a month talking about atoms and electrons.

Bring your laptop (Mac, Windows or even linux) and your energy.


Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project and CTO of tinker.it. He has worked for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas.

He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institue Ivrea as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions like: Architectural Association – London, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, FH Potsdam, Domus Academy, Medialab Madrid, Escola Superior de Disseny Barcelona, ARS Electronica Linz, Mediamatic Amsterdam, Doors of Perception Amsterdam.

Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect,both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and boo.com.