Physical computing and the Internet of Things

Going through basic concepts of analog and digital electronics, physical computing with sensors and actuators, and IoT (Internet of Things), this course is an invitation to those who wish to develop physical projects in art and technology.

What will you learn?

This is a practical and conceptual course divided into two modules.

First, the basic concepts of analog and digital electronics will be covered, with the development of automata of various materials, micro-controlled with sensors and actuators for easy access and construction.

In the second, the focus is on physical computing with sensors and actuators and IoT (Internet of Things), for research development, production of art and free/independent creations with biomaterial automata and telemetry by opensource communication protocol "MQTT" of global reach through WiFi or GSM.

What is the course project?

Throughout the course, you will see and learn how to develop projects ranging from scenographic automation and digital instruments to the control of these objects by wireless and online telemetry.


No previous knowledge is required. Regarding materials, to develop the projects we recommend the use of microcontrollers, sensors, and basic actuators that can be found in the domestic market and chosen from a shopping list made available by the teacher during the class.

  • 101 STUDENTS
  • AUDIO: Portuguese
  • SUBTITLES: English
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Guima San

Artivist, researcher and developer of open technologies at GypsyLab8. Enthusiast of the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement, Citizen Science, develops artistic and scientific installations around themes such as cyborgism and neurosciences, monitoring systems of environmental mapping with open data and plant and neurophysiological sensing using physical computing with open technologies. @gypsylab8