Physical Computing


Combine inputs and/or outputs to create projects or solve a problem

Qualifying statement:

Learners can write programs that use active and passive electronic components in combination with one another. They can receive data from input components and perform limited processing of that data, and control multiple output components, using a computer or microcontroller.

Example Outcomes

  • Can use sensors to trigger real-world outputs, such as cameras and electromechanical devices
  • Can use combinations of input and output components to transfer data between systems
  • Use transistors and relays to power components requiring higher voltages

Example Projects

  • Use an LDR and an LED to create an automated night light
  • Use a PIR sensor to trigger video capture from a camera
  • Use motors and a distance sensor to control a robot that can avoid obstacles