Spring 2012 Special Topics Course Descriptions
Spring 2013 Course List
CSCI-UA.0380-001, Topics of General Interest: Physical Computing
Course call#:13388 prereq: Instructor Permission.
This course takes computing beyond the limitations of the mouse, the
keyboard and the monitor. It brings the revolutionary power of the
semiconductor away from the home and office and into the physical world
of everyday life. We learn to program microcontrollers, which are
single-chip computers that can easily fit in the palm of your hand.
Through a variety of electronic sensors, we detect aspects of the
physical world, such as light, sound, and touch, to input that data into
our programs. The applications create meaningful output using lights,
motors, and speakers. This course teaches hands-on electronics as
students build projects using wires, circuits, and other components.
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