Bela is an audio processing platform built on the BeagleBone that is designed for creating new musical interfaces. It can be programmed in a number of languages, but we will start learning how to use it with Pure Data. Sensors and actuators can all be controlled from the code, and since it is a full Linux computer, it can do much more advanced audio processing than is possible on an Arduino.
Beyond learning the basics of working with the platform, Becky will also show some of the work she’s been doing to make it easier to connect e-textiles to Bela.
A kit will be provided during the workshop, but please bring your laptop with Pure Data installed and a pair of headphones. If you are interested in purchasing a Bela kit to keep, get in touch with Becky to make arrangements and she can bring it along to Spring Break.