Physical computing

Maker

Create automated systems to solve complex real-world problems

Qualifying statement:

Learners can analyse a real-world problem and design and create automated systems that monitor, react to, or influence an environment to solve the 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 on an online platform and display the data graphically

Example projects

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

  • Create a system which monitors local weather conditions and warns people of impending bad weather

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