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The computer revolution has made it easy for people with little to no technical training to use a computer for such everyday tasks as typing a letter, saving files, or recording data. But what about more imaginative purposes such as starting your car, opening a door, or tracking the contents of your refrigerator? "Physical Computing" will not only change the way you use your computer, it will change the way you think about your computer-how you view its capabilities, how you interact with it, and how you put it to work for you. It's time to bridge the gap between the physical and the virtual-time to use more than just your fingers to interact with your computer. Step outside of the confines of the basic computer and into the broader world of computing.
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Tom Igoe is a professor of physical computing at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He teaches courses in physical computing and networking, exploring ways to integrate the Internet more fully in everyday activity. Coming from a background in theater, his work centers on physical interaction related to live performance and public space. His consulting work and collaborations include work with orchestras, architects, dancers, musicians, and social activists. He hopes someday to work with monkeys, as well.Review:
Introduction PART I - The Basics Chapter 1: Electricity Chapter 2: Shopping Chapter 3: Building Circuits Chapter 4: The Microcontroller Chapter 5: Programming Chapter 6: The Big Four Schematics, Programs, and Transducers Chapter 7: Communicating between Computers PART II - Advanced Methods Chapter 8: Physical Interaction Design, or Techniques for Polite Conversation Chapter 9: Sensing Movement Chapter 10: Making Movement Chapter 11: Touch Me Chapter 12: More Communication between Devices Chapter 13: Controlling Sound and Light Chapter 14: Managing Multiple Inputs and Outputs Appendix A: Choosing a Microcontroller Appendix B: Recommended Suppliers Appendix C: Schematic Glossary
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