NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Integrated Digital Media, Technology Culture and Society
Spring 2020 • 3 credit hrs
Instructor: Scott Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Fridays 12:30-4:10pm • 370 Jay Street Room 309
Office hours: Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, 370 Jay Room 359 If you cannot make this due to class or work conflicts, contact me by email.
Course Website: https://idmnyu.github.io/BlinkingBeeping/
This course is an intorductory course in physical computing, with a emphasis on unusual physical interaction- that is, input and output. We’ll use microcontrollers, lights, speakers, buttons, sensors, and actuators like motors to physicalize digital processes, not just push a bunch of pixels on screen.
In this course, students will :
By the end of the course, students will be able to develop, complete, and document a project that incorporates microcontrollers, electricity, physical inputs, and physical outputs.
Students are expected to be on time for all meetings, critiques, and presentations.
This class will consist of
All readings will be provided as PDFs or online links.
You need to have, at minimum, the following items before class on Feb 7:
You may wind up spending money on this course for sensors, actuators, equipment, etc. Always discuss your intentions with the instructor before purchasing anything.
The IDM Proto Lab will have a bunch of basics for you to work with : LEDs, wire, resistors, transistors, capacitors, etc. You are free to use these tools, but if you’re going to be building something of significant scope, you should get your own materials.
If you get really into prototyping with electronics, you can get some hand tools and other equipment, but again, it’s best to ask about what you need.
You are expected to keep a class journal. This will be your repository for research, thoughts and reactions to the readings, documentation of your projects, and a place for you to comment and critique each other’s work.
You must document your work online with text, photos, sketches, code, videos, and audio files as approriate. This is not only for your weekly production assignments, but also process documentation for the midterm and final projects.
|blog posts about the readings||12|
|weekly production assignments||15|
|research assignment and presentation||5|
Please review NYU’s School of Engineering’s academic dishonesty policy in its entirety.
All work for this class must be your own and specific to this semester. Any work recycled from other classes or from another, non-original source will be rejected with serious implications for the student. Plagiarism, knowingly representing the words, media, or ideas of another as one’s own work in any academic exercise, is absolutely unacceptable. This is not only for prose, but includes code- if you’re using someone elses’ code, it must be properly attributed int he comments. This includes acknowledging the original author (if known) and where to code was found.
If you are student with a disability who is requesting accommodations, please contact New York University’s Moses Center for Students with Disabilities at 212-998-4980 or email@example.com. You must be registered with CSD to receive accommodations. Information about the Moses Center can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/csd. The Moses Center is located at 726 Broadway on the 2nd floor.