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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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DMS 122SEM - Intro To Physical Computing
Intro To Physical Computing GEI Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   20932   Enrollment Capacity:   14
Section:   GEI   Enrollment Total:   14
Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   M W , 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
  Course Description
This course introduces basic concepts and techniques for designing, constructing, and programming objects, spaces, and media that sense and respond to their physical surroundings. Eschewing the paradigm of screen-keyboard-mouse, this course seeks alternative modalities -- such as light, sound, and touch -- for creating interactive experiences. Through a progression of weekly exercises, students are exposed to electrical theory, circuit design, micro-controller programming, and a variety of sensor and actuator technologies. Students work both individually and in small groups, responding to a set of progressively complex design prompts culminating in both a mid-term and end-term presentation. No previous programming or electronics experience is required; however, curiosity and a willingness to experiment are a must! There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.
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