Introduction to Physical Computing with Arduino (12 hours)

Teacher: Valerio Sperati (CNR)

The course aims to introduce the student to the world of physical computing, that is the building of physical interactive systems, connected to real world, characterised by sensors, actuators, and a control software.

The course is based on Arduino platform and does not presume any knowledge about the topic. The basic principles of programming and electronics will be given to the student during the 12 hours of the course; all lessons are practical.

At the end of the course the student will be able to manage simple electronics projects involving the most important sensors and actuators, both analog and digital (i.e. buttons, force sensors, light sensors, coloured led, strip leds, servo motors).