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Physical Computing (using the Arduino Single-Board Computer)
Duration: 10 weeks, 1.5 hours per week
This class introduces students to computer applications that interact with the real world using the Arduino single-board computer. Students will gain a foundational understanding of electrical components, circuit analysis, and computer-based control systems, and build on this understanding to develop systems that both sense and act upon their environment. Students will use the C++ computing language in the course, however no prior knowledge is needed to take Intro to Physical Computing, and the course is designed to provide challenges for students who are new to computing, and also for those who bring prior programming knowledge to the class.
This course includes a fee for the Arduino computing system and external components, sensors, and actuators used in the projects. Students will keep these systems and components when they have completed the course.