This course will focus on the programming of embedded platforms and how they can be used with sensors and actuators in the design of interactive applications.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course gives an introduction to sensors and actuators and how they can be programmed and used in a commercial embedded system (such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi). The course has a theoretical part in which different properties of sensors and actuators and their respective input and output signals are examined, as well as a practical part directed towards realisation of an interactive multi-modal installation.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to
- explain basic principles of sensors and actuators
- explain the function of different sensors and actuators (e.g. ultrasonic sensors, temperature and humidity sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, magnetometers, pressure sensors, simple electrical and mechanical actuators),
- recommend appropriate sensors for implementing a specific input modality
- recommend appropriate actuators for implementing a specific output modality
- program an embedded platform
- design and program interactive applications that use sensors and actuators
in order to
- be able to use embedded platforms, sensors and actuators to design interactive applications.
Literature and preparations
Knowledge and skills in programming, 6 credits, equivalent to completed course DD1337/DD1310-DD1318/DD1321/DD1331/DD100N/ID1018.
Knowledge in basic computer science, 6 credits, equivalent to completed course DD2325/DD1320/DD1325/DD1327/DD2325/ID1020/ID1021.
Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course.Registering for a course is counted as active participation.The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
To pass LAB1 or PRO1, active attendance at seminars is required (you are allowed to miss two seminars).
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web DM1588
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: