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Physical Computing – Week 1

// September 15th, 2009 // No Comments » // Physical Computing

As an assignment for our first week of physical computing, we were asked to take a walk around our neighbourhood taking photos of sensors that we come across. As I am still new to the neighbourhood here, I was also happy to take the time to explore some areas I have yet had the chance to.

According to Wikipedia, “a sensor is a device that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an instrument“. These devices serve a diverse range of purposes, from simple to complex or reactive to interactive. Many of them manage to blur these boundaries without notice as they have integrated into our daily lives in such a ubiquitous fashion.