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Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CS 2420 AND (Full Major or Minor Status in Computer Science OR Full Major status in Computer Engineering).
This is a project based course that meets with a corresponding course in the Art department (Kinetic Sculpture, ART 4455). the goal is to work on interdisciplinary teams to create kinetic art projects. Kinetic art contains moving parts or depends on motion, sound, or light for its effect. The kinetic aspect is often regulated using microcontrollers connected to motors, actuators, transducers, and sensors that enable the sculpture to move and react to its environment. Students will explore interfacing of embedded systems with sensors and actuators of all sorts, along with real-time/interactive programming techniques and interrupt driven system design. They will also explore physical and conceptual aspects of machine-making as an artistic process.