Free Online Course on Building a Physical Computing Prototype

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Discover how physical computing is changing the way we interact with technology and the devices around us.

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👨‍💼 Sponsor: Lancaster University
📚 Field: Computing
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Explore how physical computing is changing tech and build your own prototype

Physical computing is the use of computers to respond to the physical movement of the human body.

Whereas in the past computing was limited to immobile computers and laptops, today microcontrollers and sensors are revolutionising the tech industry and how we interact with household items.

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In this course, you’ll learn what’s inside the devices we all use every day, like kettles, phones, and smartwatches. You’ll come to understand how they work, how they respond to our movements, and ultimately learn to create your own physical computing prototype.

  • Physical computing
  • Hardware of physical computing
  • Software of physical computing, coding physical computing
  • Creating physical computing devices

Who is the course for?

This course is for computing students interested in exploring the world of physical computing. It would also be valuable for anyone looking for an introduction to physical computing, whether hobbyists or people wondering if a career or degree in computing is for them.

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Essential Creative Technologies collection from UAL Creative Computing Institute, Lancaster University, and Coding Institute.

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