Questions tagged [physical-computing]

For questions about using computers in a hands-on environment. Making an interactive physical system using hardware and software, frequently based around single-board computers or microcontrollers, but also attaching peripherals (e.g. robot arms, vision) to a PC.

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Is there independent evidence that physical computing improves engagement

The micro:bit foundation present some research findings which look quite encouraging when it comes to using physical computing as an introduction to Computer Science here: 90% of students said ...
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Using microcontrollers in an Introductory course

Are there any advantages to using small microcontrollers (such as an Arduino, etc.) with tactile, physical I/O (such as buttons, LEDs, robotic actuators, etc.)? For instance, does it help create more ...
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