Physical Computing


Create automated systems to solve complex real-world problems

Qualifying statement:

Learners can analyse a problem and design and create automated systems that monitor, react to, or influence an environment, in order to solve a real-world problem.

Example Outcomes

  • Process multiple data and/or input sources, and use them to control multiple and interconnected output devices
  • Use online data sources and inputs to control output devices
  • Publish data from sensors to an online platform and display the data graphically.

Example Projects

  • Create a system that monitors and controls the environment of living things such as fish or plants

  • Create an early warning system that monitors local weather conditions and warns people of impending weather

  • Produce a mechanical arm that can be monitored and controlled over the internet