Physical Computing I

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this module, students learn about basic principles of electronics, programming and how different electronic sensors and actuators can be interfaced to a microcontroller to design diverse forms of interactions between human and machine.

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

  • Physical Computing I

 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

During this module students should acquire basic knowledge about

  • basic electronics: resistors, diodes, and transistors
  • sensing possibilities: binary (buttons) and continuous (analog) sensors
  • basic programming concepts for interactive systems
  • related work in sensor technology and the media arts.

Skills

During this module students should acquire skills in

  • developing and applying a physical interface using specific sensors and actuators
  • analyzing use of the basic programming
  • synthesizing knowledge in written documentation.

Competences

During this module students should acquire competencies in

  • evaluating an artefact with regards to basic electronics, programming sensors and actuators.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual or small groups

Exam

Exams

Name of examPhysical Computing I
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 criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePhysical Computing I
Module codeBAART20193
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
1. semester
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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