Post-CHI Summer School on

Sketching with Hardware: Prototyping Tangible AI

The summer school on Sketching with Hardware: Prototyping Tangible Artificial Intelligence is a comprehensive program designed to introduce participants to the exciting world of hardware prototyping for tangible AI projects. We will cover the basics of hardware prototyping, including how to use microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators to create interactive and responsive physical systems. Participants will also learn how to use prototyping techniques to test their ideas quickly. The summer school will provide hands-on experience for participants to apply their learning and bring their AI projects to life. By the end of the summer school, participants will have a solid understanding of the hardware sketching process and be well-equipped to prototype their AI projects. This summer school is suitable for those interested in learning more about hardware prototyping and tangible AI.

We are seeking



Duration and Dates



Monday, 01 May 2023

Time Location Event
Pre-get-together – Dinner and open discussions (optional)

Tuesday, 02 May 2023

Time Location Event
Opening Keynote with Q&A
15 minutes
Coffee Break
Session 1: Introduction to Microcontroller
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break and open discussions
14:00 -14:30
Session 2: Microcontroller & Artificial Intelligence
15 minutes
Coffee Break
15:15 -16:45
Session 3: Project Ideation
15 minutes
Coffee Break
Session 4: Implementation Session 1
20:00 – open end
Dinner and open discussions

Wednesday, 03 May 2023

Time Location Event
Session 5: Implementation Session 2
12:30 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 -16:00
Session 6: Wrapping up & Presentation
16:00 - open end
Explore Munich (optional)

Further Information

Address: Frauenlobstraße 7A, 80337 München

From Hamburg Dammtor (train station next to the CHI’23 venue) you can take a direct train to Munich (shortest travel time: 5h 55 min), tickets are offered by Deutsche Bahn. The door-to-door travel time via train can not be undercut by using a plane, but of course, it is possible also to take the plane, see Google flights info.

To get from Munich Central Station to the event location, it is a 21 min walk; get directions here. As an alternative, you can take the U1, U2, 16, 17, 18 (1 min ride time) from Munich Central Station to Sendlinger Tor and, a 6-minute walk.

To use the bus and metro, use the MVG Fahrinfo München App. A day ticket for the “M” region (all of Munich but the Airport) costs 8.80 EUR per day. 

Photo by Samuele Errico Piccarini


Jesse Grootjen

LMU Munich

Sophia Sakel

LMU Munich