Physical Computing

Physical Computing

Sensing and Controlling the Physical World With Computers

eBook - 2004
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Thompson Learning
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.

Cengage Learning
Physical computing is all around us-from interactive displays at museums to "puff sensors" that aid the physically challenged. With a multiple book buying audience, this book doesn't require a specific background or technical experience. It is designed to help make a more interesting connection between the physical world and the computer world. The audience size is comparable to that of the Robot builder market. In addition to this audience, physical computing is also taught at several universities across the US. This book is a great source of information and knowledge for anyone interested in bridging the gap between the physical and the virtual.

Publisher: Boston : Thomson, ©2004
ISBN: 9781592004614
159200461X
9781592003464
159200346X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 464 pages) : illustrations
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Additional Contributors: Igoe, Tom

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