Fullday Workshop: Getting started with Physical Computing

This workshop is for creative coders, students, media artists and makers who want to learn how to communicate between computers and devices.

18 Oct 2019, 10:00 – 17:00

NODE Institute - Brüll & Kraus

Wipperstr. 13, 12055 Berlin

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Reading data from sensors to control lights and motors connected to a computer via an Arduino, is a breeze if you know how to. The same is true for working with data transfer protocols like OSC, MIDI, MQTT and DMX/ArtNet. Learn all this without the need to write any code, by using the visual programming environment vvvv.


What the vvvv?

vvvv is a visual programming environment that allows you to realize ideas quickly without the need to write any code. But if you want, you can also write C# code for it and use any .NET library with it! To give you an idea of the areas vvvv can be helpful in, here is a list of buzz words vvvv is often associated with:

  • Generative Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Data Visualization
  • Computer Vision
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Physical Computing
  • Projection Mapping
  • Show Control

You will learn how to:

  • Work with the visual programming environment vvvv (gamma)
  • Talk to sensors and motors with an Arduino using Firmata
  • Send and receive data via OSC
  • Use DMX/ArtNet to control lights
  • Use MIDI to talk to musical devices
  • Dive into IOT using MQTT


  • Bring a Windows laptop
  • Bring a 3 button mouse
  • No prior knowledge of vvvv needed


NODE Institute
at Brüll & Kraus
Wipperstrasse 13
12055 Berlin

General Info:

The workshops runs from 10:00 am to 5pm, with a 1 hour lunch break.
For each of the workshops we take a maximum of 10 participants.
The workshop takes place if we have 5 or more participants.
The workshop language is English.


  • 80€ for individuals
  • 160€ if payed by a company
  • 320€ if payed by a larger corporation
  • Have a good reason to visit this course for free? Get in touch!



Your hosts


Anton Mezhiborskiy


Workshop Host

Artist, Creative Coder, Designer, Developer, Media Designer, Researcher, Software Developer, Technologist

Anton Mezhiborskiy (*1981) likes when code drives images. He believes that even the most complicated things in the world can be explained easily when drawn and animated.

After years of working as a designer for various agencies he has joined vvvv to develop documentation and tutorials.