Physical Computing II

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this module, students advance their knowledge of basic electronics and are introduced to more advanced concepts of programming interactive systems. Students learn how different electronic sensors and actuators can be interfaced to a microcontroller to develop novel forms of interactions between human and machine.

In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Physical Computing II

 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

During this module students should acquire:
Basic knowledge about

  • programming concepts for interactive systems
  • actuating possibilities (such as servo motors, solenoids, and simple mechanics)
  • using micro-controllers: interface to the computer, analog/digital input/output
  • real-time use of signals (such as sampling rate and filtering)
  • related work in software development and the media arts.

Skills

Skills in

  • analyzing use of the basic programming with various sensors and actuators
  • synthesizing knowledge in written documentation.

Competences

Competencies in

  • evaluating an artefact with regard to programming, sensors, and actuators.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual or small groups.

Exam

Exams

Name of examPhysical Computing II
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam.
Hand in: Individual
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject. Number of pages: the written part must not exceed 5 pages.
Form of examination: c)
In case of a Fail grade, an additional examiner will also evaluate the assignment.
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titlePhysical Computing II
Module codeBAART20196
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
2. semester
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities