DM1588 Sensor Programming for Media Technology 6.0 credits
Sensorprogrammering för medieteknik
Education cycleFirst cycle
Main field of studyComputer Science and Engineering
Grading scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Spring 20 P4 (6.0 credits)
Language of instruction
Form of study
Number of places
Searchable for CMETE.
Part of programme
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the students should be able to:
- explain basis for digital logic and design of digital electronics
- program an embedded platform
- use a programmable embedded platform with sensors and actuators
- explain basic principles of electronics and logic of different sensors that is on market
- at a general level describe the electronics and logic of different sensors available on market
- explain the functioning 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 sensors that are appropriate to analyse a specific input modality
- recommend actuators that are appropriate to implement a specific output modality
- identify sensor technology appropriate for a specific task
- program simple applications that uses input sensors and actuators
- suggest sensor technology for design of an interactive application
in order to
- be able to program embedded platforms and use sensors and actuators in design of interactive applications.
Course main content
The course gives an introduction to sensors and actuators and how they can be programmed and used in a commercial embedded system (as Arduino and Raspberry Pi). The course has both a theoretical part in which different properties of sensors and actuators and their respective input and output signals are examined and understood, as well as a practical part directed towards realisation of an interactive multi-modal installation.
Completed courses DD1318 Programming and scientific computations and DD1320 Applied computer science or the equivalent.
Information about the course literature will be announced in the course memo.
- LAB1 - Laboratory work, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner decides, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities (Funka), about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination format for re-examination of individual students.
Requirements for final grade
EECS/Human Centered Technology
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2019.