Embedded Computing Overview
Philip van Allen
Why Embedded Computing?
Enables different kinds of design, escaping the screen
Tangible Interaction, NUI, Physical Computin...
Cloud PC Tablet
PhoneDedicatedWearablesEmbedded
Server
An Ecology of Digital Systems
EDGE
Cisco
Programmable - Isolated
Arduino
Embedded Linux
Raspberry Pi
ID Only
RFID
Programmable - Networked
Arduino MKR1000, Particl...
Sensors Actuators
Proximity Light
Switch Linear Touch
Stepper Solenoid Servo
Switch LEDs
Sensors - Analog to Digital
Environmental
temp
humidity
barometric pressure
light (brightness, color)
sound
moisture
chemi...
Sensors - Analog to Digital
Interaction/Movement
switch
bat, tact, floor, infrared, magnetic, etc.
proximity
touch (1D, 2D,...
Actuators - Digital to Analog
Behavior/motion
dc motor
servo
stepper
memory wire (nitinol)
solenoid
Media
video
audio
Envi...
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A brief overview of embedded computing, looking at the context for designers learning about tangible interaction and physical computing with systems like the Arduino and Beaglebone.

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Embedded Computing Overview

  1. 1. Embedded Computing Overview Philip van Allen
  2. 2. Why Embedded Computing? Enables different kinds of design, escaping the screen Tangible Interaction, NUI, Physical Computing, Gestural Interaction, etc. Integrates the physical world with the digital Embedded, embodied interaction in people’s lives A non-rational, analog/emotional/intuitive kind of computation Computing at the “edge”
  3. 3. Cloud PC Tablet PhoneDedicatedWearablesEmbedded Server An Ecology of Digital Systems
  4. 4. EDGE Cisco
  5. 5. Programmable - Isolated Arduino Embedded Linux Raspberry Pi ID Only RFID Programmable - Networked Arduino MKR1000, Particle, Arduino 101/TinyTile Single Board PC Part of Intel Robot Developer Kit Embedded Systems Types Wireless Sensing
 Xbee
  6. 6. Sensors Actuators Proximity Light Switch Linear Touch Stepper Solenoid Servo Switch LEDs
  7. 7. Sensors - Analog to Digital Environmental temp humidity barometric pressure light (brightness, color) sound moisture chemical camera - object, facial recognition Biometric heart rate breathing blood pressure ID - fingerprint, iris steps, activity sleep brain activity chemical - nutrients, toxins, cancer, etc.
  8. 8. Sensors - Analog to Digital Interaction/Movement switch bat, tact, floor, infrared, magnetic, etc. proximity touch (1D, 2D, multi) pressure potentiometers rotary, linear, joystick accelerometer gyro flex/bend motion Heat/PIR, camera
  9. 9. Actuators - Digital to Analog Behavior/motion dc motor servo stepper memory wire (nitinol) solenoid Media video audio Environmental leds/lights el wire buzzer heating/cooling Switches digital out relay

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