Andrew Smith

Job title
Senior Technician (Time Based Media)
01326 259325 Ext: 259325

A web and software developer by trade, Andy joined Falmouth University in 2013 after completing his undergraduate studies in communication design. His skills range from hardware and full-stack software/web development and prototyping, electronics design for manufacture and CAD/CAM skills. He currently works as a technician for Falmouth's Games Academy where he supports students on the BA(Hons) Digital Games and BSc(Hons) Computing for Games courses. 

Alongside this he works for the Centre for SMART Design as a technologist, working on both commercial and research projects, and supporting PhD students in areas such as wearable technology and the Internet of Things.


YearQualificationAwarding body
BA(Hons) Digital Media
Falmouth University

Research interests

Research topics

Digital Fabrication
digital games
internet of things
Smart technology

Research outputs



Delivered a 2 day workshop at Falmouth University AIR Sandpit on wearable technology targeted at artists, designer/makers and creative business with no previous electronics or programming experience. The workshop covered basic electronics principles, textiles skills and approaches to wearable electronics, and a hands-on introduction to the Arduino Lilypad platform with pair-programming exercises.


Delivered a 2 day workshop at Falmouth University AIR Sandpit on Arduino programming for absolute beginners, incorporating the Internet of Things and RFID technologies.


Areas of teaching

Fine Art
Sustainable Product Design

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Fine Art
BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design