ITP In-house Physical Computing Site
Shop Guidelines, Lab PC Configurations, Tool Safety Training Lists, Parts list for intro class, Tools list, Students' research journals, and the Physical computing mailing list at NYU.
What Electricity is, simple definitions, and how to use a solderless breadboard.
Includes the BX-24, PIC (using PicBasic Pro), and Basic Stamp 2 (BS-2).
Input & output
Digital input & output, Analog input & output, and serial input & output, including MIDI. Further notes on balancing input & output. A few brief notes on wireless applications, and a serial RF example.
Motors & Mechanics
Controlling DC Motors, Stepper Motors, and simple machines: levers, pulleys, Gears, Cams, Joints and Linkages.
Some general network notes. Basic Principles and notes on the TINI , Cobox Micro and Xport, and SitePlayer embedded networking modules. A few net links and texts of interest.
Example Code and Labs
Code examples for the BX-24, PIC, BS-2, and sitePlayer, and lab exercises for Intro to Physical Computing.
Links to online electronics and mechanics manufacturers, local merchants, other classes, and reference sites
Other people's projects involving physical computing
Inspiration on physical computing and physical interaction design, and technical references.
Essays, Manifestos, and case studies on design practice, as related to physical computing.
Students' class journals from present and past classes.