Tailoring Arduino for Interactive Digital Fabrication: Mechanism, Algorithms, Cases

Allam S., Alacame S.

20th International Learning and Technology Conference, L and T 2023, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 26 January 2023, pp.145-150 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lt58159.2023.10092318
  • City: Jeddah
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-150
  • Keywords: Arduino application, Computational Pedagogy, Digital fabrication, Interactive design, IOT
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study presents the introduction of Arduino to undergraduate architecture students through a series of project-based exercises in two different universities. The main motivation of study is based on supporting students' motivation, engagement, and creativity under remote education conditions in the context of digital fabrication. This research consolidates the digital fabrication pedagogy efficiency in the time of post COVID-19 using both distant and hybrid learning modes. Students have exerted a dedication effort and enjoyed digital craft especially while using Arduino despite the virtual teaching classes. Kinetic applications have received students' total endorsement and hands-on involvement supported with theoretical lectures focusing on fabrication techniques, materials and tools along with parametric algorithmic design. Assignments are both structured and semi-structured to promote their skills and grant them a free-flexible pedagogical approach.