Physical computing


Use basic digital, analogue, and electromechanical components

Qualifying statement:

Learners can write programs which use active and passive electronic components. They can receive data from input components and control output components using a computer or microcontroller.

Example outcomes

  • Can design and construct simple prototype circuits using components connected directly to GPIO pins
  • Can recognise and use polar components, such as LEDs and capacitors
  • Can write programs to read data from digital and analogue inputs and to control digital and analogue outputs

Example projects