Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers are increasingly becoming an important skill for artists, designers, and architects. Artists are embedding circuits into their work to create interactive art or kinetic sculpture. Architects are designing smart buildings that can adapt and change to environmental conditions. Designers are embedding electronics into products, fashion, and interactive displays to enhance the daily quality of our lives. Interfacing these devices to computers adds another dimension. This course is an introduction to digital electronics and microcontrollers for use in art and design. It will concentrate on the principles of digital electronics and microcontrollers with the aim that you design and build your own circuits. Topics include basic electronic principles, logic, binary numbers and arithmetic, logic gates, and microcontrollers. We will build our own Arduino microcontroller system and learn how to program it to react to various sensors and control output devices such as motors and LED displays. Lectures and hands-on lab work, as well as a final project, will be the mode for this course. A laptop is highly recommended.