in no particular order

General Electronics/Microcontrollers


...E-textiles/wearables

......soft circuits

......thermochromic dye

......heating circuits


...Arduino


......buttons, switches, digital inputs


......wireless, radio, Bluetooth


......proximity (ultrasonic) sensors


......motion sensors (accelerometers, PIR)

...Arduino and Processing combined

......Firmata


…...serial communication


...Raspberry Pi & Python


Screen-based interfaces

...Very quick methods

...Processing

Sound and Video Processing

...Pure Data

...Max

...Ableton


General modelmaking

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