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Course Overview

Get an introduction to the technology behind physical computing

The latest tech, code and innovations no longer exclusively reside inside computers and laptops. They are now inside microcontrollers, and your phone, watch, and kettle can all be examples of physical computing.

On this course, you’ll explore what physical computing is, how it’s changed over the years and what it’s growing into.

You’ll explore the anatomy of physical computing and debate the ethical considerations of physical computing applications.

  • Physical computing
  • The architecture of a physical computing system
  • The ethics surrounding physical computing
  • Careers/pathways in physical computing
  • What the Internet of Things (IoT) is

This course is designed for anyone who’s interested in what physical computing is, where it exists, and what it’s used for.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Explain the basic components of physical computing and its real world applications
  • Explore the anatomy of physical computing
  • Debate the ethical considerations of physical computing applications
  • Explore creative applications of physical computing
  • Identify how physical computing is used in the workplace and its associated job roles
  • Discuss the future of physical computing